I know you will think that talking about trust on fools’ day is a little strange.
Trust is a rare commodity for most of us, knowing who and when to trust are even more rare and precious. The question of trust often comes pressing to the surface when one is about to drown – physically or mentally! By then, at least for me, it is too late. Even if I see opportunities for letting other shoulder the concern or trouble, I do not really let everything go. Trust is something important yet often undefined and mysteriously slips in and through our fingers, always slightly out of grasp.
This week I followed your steps. “All your lives you’ve let sin tell you what to do. But thank God you’ve started listening to a new master, one whose commands set you free to live openly in his freedom!” (Romans 6.17) This week I jumped off a wall determined to let God do his thing – failure or no failures! As much as I though I knew how things would work, they were different and in many ways better.
Letting go with God forces one to decide just how willing he/she is to let really let go. Are we willing to trust God’s agenda, priorities, and values? Will we work hard on our part and let the end-result be in God’s hands? Remember, you may not deliver the results you think are important if they are not on God’s agenda!
Letting go is not the end, just the beginning. Are you willing to risk the deliverables and goals to do what the Spirit impresses you as important? The impressions could easily be wrong! How willing are you to gamble on your ability to listen to God’s voice? I find God’s priorities are simple, people specific, and take time; little focus is on making money, getting ahead at work, or achieving a personal goal.
This week I let go. I delivered some of my goals, binned others, and found God’s list overwhelming and energizing. God cares intensely, especially for you and me.