Friday, August 26, 2011

The Fear of Letting Go.



God's ways are not our ways.
He doesn't operate by our rulebook,
Or submit His work for our review;
He doesn't rush through a difficult situation,
Or give away the ending before it's been written.
He is patient, ever patient, teaching us day by day;
To reach out our hands in the dark...
So that He can grab hold.
He is the Alpha and the Omega, the Beginning and the End.
He knows no constraints of time.
Sometimes He chooses a better plan than the one we devised.
Sometimes, He chooses to answer our prayers.
When we call out, "Lord, open the door, if it's Your will,
And shut it if it's not."
Do we really mean it?
Or when that door slams with a deafening thud...
Do we wonder what went wrong?
Were we really prepared to watch dreams die?
When we cry out, "Lord, take my life, and make it Thine!"
Do we really mean it?
Or like an angry child, snatch it away,
The moment He starts to move in.
Were we really anxious to pick up our cross?
When we throw up our hands and cry,
"Lord, I surrender all!"
Do we really mean it?
Or do we hold on so dearly
That He must say,
"I will work, but first...
You must unclench your fists."

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Let go for Him today! 

"For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known." ~1 Corinthians 13:12

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