Friday, June 20, 2014

Release #FiveMinuteFriday


I hold onto things very tightly. Often saying "God, you can't have this." And so when He tells me to let go? Take time off? I flat out ignore him.

But the pulling and tension and strain in my heart is too great. And last night at some crazy hour I conceded. I gave back to Him the things that were already His. I conceded.

So in the month of July I will release things I've hovered over like a mother hen. I will entrust them to Him. I will make art for myself and my God and no one else. I will increase my margin and white space.

And most of all I will live in the tension of giving up to be obedient. Thirty days feels like a long time to give up things I love dearly. Things I have clung to.

But it also feels peaceful. Freeing.

This morning I wrote an email saying I couldn't honor a commitment. That it would have to wait until I August. I find my identity in being a person of my word. In never dropping the ball. In always being reliable, steady, efficient. I had to give up a bit of that part of me.

To release the parts of my plan for His greater plan.To find my identity in Him alone.

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  1. What a beautiful way to release. I will pray that you will be able to release over the next month. Thank you for sharing.

  2. I so appreciate your prayers. Thank you, Charli!

  3. Raquel @ ChicaflairJune 20, 2014 at 5:16 PM

    You are right....releasing is an act of obedience and God blesses that.

  4. Truth. Thank you so much for the encouragement, Raquel.