We have arrived to the month of December 2020 and wow, we all probably can say so much. I wanted to take this moment with you and express although walking through some trying moments, there are still some things we can sincerely express were, “God moments.” You know, those moments when, you did not know how you would get through but you did! Praise God! But, I also want to talk about the importance of total release in preparation of a new year. Let’s take a moment together and discuss, “Release it.”
There are things that only God could have done and He did this year. There were times when you saw the move of God on your life that bought about a change in your situation. Maybe you did not see the change you expected or desired but you definitely saw His hand move in provision, health, family, etc. I can share that although, there are still some things that I am waiting on; He has been good, faithful and kind. When I was in need of toiletries He provided, when I needed food on the table He provided, when I needed gas for my car, He took care of it, when I needed to make a major decision and wasn’t sure, He opened my eyes to see what would work out best, even if it meant to be uncomfortable for a time.
Now, in review of it all, I can see that God was in control and working constantly for my good. I can say that because just as He promises to take care of us daily, He has. You learn to appreciate the small insignificant things in times like these that we have found ourselves in. Making adjustments to all the changes may have been trying, but that did not mean it was impossible. It shows that we can all do things differently, whether we like it or not if we truly had to.
Release is necessary for the changes. When we don’t let go what we are used to, we hinder our own growth. It takes self-discipline to walk by faith and not by sight. Let’s be honest, letting go is trying, however when you do, you experience a peace that cannot be explained that comes from God. You see this is a promise to us as believers. Rest in the plans and will God has for us. Let go and again I say let go. Ask God to help you release, forgive, change your perspective and accept what must be adjusted in your life. These things work together for you good by faith.
Before the end of this year, take some time to reflect on God’s goodness and faithfulness. Also, take some time to look over the things that you have not released yet to Him in prayer. As we saw this year, we do not know what a day, a week, a month, a year holds but when you surrender (release it all) into God’s hands by faith, you can have an assurance that He is holding you every moment and will show you the way to go and what to do.
I would honestly love to hear from you. Share God’s faithfulness and encourage others. Also, tell what you feel you have learned this unique year of 2020. Discuss some things you would like to release that you believe you have not done so. When we examine these moments together we are bringing encouragement to one another. I appreciate you sharing.