6.13.2016

Letting Go

Have you ever wondered what God is doing with your life? What is the purpose for what you are going through? Why do you feel overwhelmed with pain, stress and worry? Why is God taking the things that mean the most away from you?

This is such a simple truth, but I feel it so evident in my life over the past few months. Giving things over to God, that took up so much of my heart, has been such a struggle recently. It's definitely taken some time, but I feel like I have finally been able to let go of the things I have been holding onto so tightly. I can honestly say it feels so relieving to release the control I once thought I needed to have. I thought when I was in charge of things in my life that I could make them go how I had planned. Wow, was I wrong. Lately I have found that when I let God take control I don't have be stressed or worried. I don't have to have the responsibility of having things together all the time and planning out my future, that's God's job. Things might not go how I planned, but when I leave the choices and heavy lifting with Him I know that whatever happens is for my best and He will lead me where He wants me to go.

Recently I was experiencing a hard time in my life that I needed to give things over to God and it left me questioning what He was doing. Although it wasn't any easy choice by giving God control, I realized that true faith was trusting in God even when I didn't know what the future would hold and I couldn't see what was ahead. I felt like everything had been taken from me and I was giving God the one last thing I had. Looking back now I can see that He was there through it all and has never left my side. Now I can see that He was protecting me all along and He knew what was best, when at the time I was so caught up in what I wanted. I've grown closer to Him through this stage of my life and I thank Him for the trials He has brought along the way that have led me closer to Him.



It's neat looking back over this past year and seeing all the ways God has led me to where I am now. It's been a roller coaster of a year, full of enjoyable times, deep struggling, big decisions, searching and growing. Through the trials I experienced I felt like God was giving me more than I could handle, and maybe He was, but I've learned to rely on Him with all circumstances and I don't have to bear them on my own. Just when I didn't think I'd make it through I've found that with God's strength He will always be there to sustain me and help me through the darkest of times.

Remember that God is using the things you are going through right now for an important lesson. The things you have in your life can either be a tool or a temptation, use them wisely. I honestly can say there are many times I've gone the temptation route, but they have taught me to refocus and learn for next time.

Take a few minutes to look back over your life, look at how God has worked and the ways He has provided for you. Maybe you'll find how He has protected you from a wrong decision you would have made or has opened a better door for you. Just remember, whenever you are trusting God amidst a difficult time, know that He will guide you in the way you should go, just remain consistent and steadfast. No prayer to God is ever forgotten. No answer is ever mishandled. His answers are always for our best and in the perfect timing when we are seeking after Him.


Psalm 71:20

Though you have made me see troubles, many and bitter, you will restore my life again; from the depths of the earth you will again bring me up.

4 comments:

  1. Britt, I've missed reading your sweet blog! I remember your beautiful personality and kind words over at my blog, and while getting to know you through your blog! I've been so out of the blog world, but now back at it, and so happy to see yours pop up in my feed. I hope your doing well, and it was so awesome to be reading your posts lately. :)

    http://abeautifulheart07.blogspot.com/2016/06/life-lately.html

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    1. Thanks so much Jenna for your sweet comment! :) It's so nice to hear from you! Your blog is a big encouragement to me as well. Thanks for dropping by!

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  2. this has been my life since I gradauted college last May.. .God has just transformed me, pruned me, changed my thinking to fit his will, crucified me..and although painful it is so beautiufl to be in his will and see his plan for my life manifest even when I don't understand. . "It's been a roller coaster of a year, full of enjoyable times, deep struggling, big decisions, searching and growing. Through the trials I experienced I felt like God was giving me more than I could handle, and maybe He was, but I've learned to rely on Him with all circumstances and I don't have to bear them on my own" ---- Love that!!

    http://www.staciecherill.com/

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  3. Good Evening Love,
    I searched for blogs like mine to visit and look around a bit. I really enjoyed this post. I am new to the blog world and have a passion for motivating, inspiring and uplifting others. Your post really hit home for me. Thank you for placing your story on your blog to share because I myself are where you were right now in this moment.I posted Release It, just the other day. If you don't mind, when you have a moment could you stop by my blog and tell me what you think? I am fairly new and open to constructive criticism. I look forward to hearing from you. Be blessed and know...Great Is In You! Keep up the great work.

    http://greatisinme.com/2016/06/21/release-it/

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