JUST LET GO AND LET GOD – Yolanda Ballard
“Let Go and Let God!” What would happen to the Church if we truly did?
We would be The Triumphant Army that He called us to be!
Having heard this phrase for so long but feeling I was unable to do it, brought me to the place of realization that I am not alone in this.
This is a matter-of-fact place where we feel we have to be in total control over everything in our life.
I have a hard time just relaxing, because I am spending so much energy trying to be in control and this purely drains your energy.
What if you just let go? What will happen… you may think.
Some hold on because they are afraid if they don’t, they will lose their mind. To just let go and let God watch over everything concerning your mental health is hard to do.
I know The LORD has held me together so many times, having to deal with a mother who battled mental illness.
I have come so close to having a nervous breakdown, with symptoms of being right at the edge…. and then watching after prayer The LORD take every symptom away.
I have said that you can come so close to losing it — and then come around with the state of a sound mind.
With God for you, nothing or no one can come against you and rob what God has ordained for you to have!
Like with your health, many battle anxiety and high blood pressure and being in a state of fatigue, mainly because they are afraid of letting go and allowing God to take over!
They feel they have to keep everything under their control. With the fear if they don’t, what will happen with their lives? Another lie of the enemy this is!
If we let go and trust God, we will see things automatically turn around, because we will be looking through the eyes of Faith and not the fear of evil being in control.
Holding on and being in control is another form of manipulation, which is from the enemy. Yes, it is witchcraft, because instead of allowing God, you are allowing another god to rule and reign in your life!
How about the area of relationships?
Are we trusting God to bring these together, or are we too worried about being accepted, that we put on a mask and try to control who we are, instead of just being ourselves?
This is another way the enemy drains our energy. We are working overtime in so many ways. We carry a full load of just living life without the joy, which is to be our strength.
We burn our energy needlessly when we try to be god over our life. There is only one you and no one else can fill your shoes and do what God called you to do so we need to be the person God loves as He transforms and conforms us into His image.
His burden is light and His yoke is easy.
“Come to Me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take My Yoke upon you and learn from Me, for I AM gentle and humble of heart; and you will find rest. For My Yoke is easy, and My Burden is light….” Matthew 11:28-30.
God doesn’t place a heavy load upon our lives so heavy that we don’t have the time or the strength to come apart and be with Him.
We are too busy and too distracted with things we think He is calling us to do. Yes, another form of being in control with what we think is His Ministry through us. Another lie from the enemy!
The LORD wants us to put Him first in the day and to spend quiet un-distracted time, just basking in His Presence and receiving His Direction and feeding upon His Word.
And also, to carry His Burden of Intercession can be a heavy load at times if we try to carry it in our own strength.
You can look and see that the flesh can dictate every area of our lives if we are not careful — even spiritual warfare — where we feel we have to fight the enemy.
The LORD says to be still and know that He is God and that the battle is His. He is the Captain and He leads us in the battle. He said He would raise up the Standard against the enemy.
The LORD says this is the way it shall be, and even the enemy must obey Him.
The enemy knows when he has legal rights and that he doesn’t have to obey us. If we have an open door to evil, through rebellion, bitterness, unforgiveness or pride, the enemy will move in and take over.
Another way we can just let go and allow God to be God in our life through repentance and obedience.
These are the days when we must examine our hearts and the ways we are living, and see what is standing in our way from walking in The Fruit of His Spirit and having Victory, Prosperity, Divine Health and Happiness.
Some may not even know The LORD, because religion has been dictating their lives and robbing them from having the True Life, that can only come through knowing Jesus.
He said taste and see that The LORD is good. Blessed is the man who trusts in Him and in His ways.
It’s not too late to learn to walk in His Ways and to be healed in our Mind, Soul, Body, and Spirit. This is the Day of Salvation, of His Saving Grace to take over every area of our lives.
All we have to do is just let go and let God have us completely… to quit thinking we have to be in control, and just rest in His Faithfulness this day…. and always!
Father, I pray that You pour out this very hour, Your great Grace and Mercy and Divine Favor and set the captives free.
Who the Son sets free is free indeed and Jesus has set us free!
Let’s walk in it, by letting go and allowing God to live His life through us, and blessing us with His intimate Presence, Power, and Glory!