Letting Things Go

No, I’m not writing about Frozen. In fact, when I first decided to write a post, I went on a tangent about politics. It’s sitting in my draft file. But after thinking about it, I realized that I am becoming quite the cynic. I am a very passionate person and get very heated when talking about things I feel strongly about. However, as most of us know, very rarely has the Internet ever changed someone’s mind, or heart, or world view. And so I paused. In recent months, I have been getting myself worked up about a variety of different topics: the fight for religious freedom, feminism, teenage girls who don’t know how to dress properly… the list goes on and on. I had started getting visibly angry when reading blogs on these subjects. My heart would start racing and my brain would be going a hundred miles per hour trying to logically reason through all the arguments, positions, and words being said around the world. And I think I have had enough for now.

Sometimes, you just need to let things go. *cue music* Will I stop supporting things I care about? No. Am I going to sit by and watch terrible things happen? No. I just need to realize that fixing the world (and people) is not my responsibility. It’s not my job. The world is going to end regardless of what I do. But God has got this. All I need to do is be faithful where He has me.  And that is liberating. I physically felt relief when I was reminded of this simple, yet radical fact. I am not in control. And that is perfectly ok.

“Many are the plans in the mind of a man, but it is the purpose of the Lord that will stand”. -Proverbs 19:21

Whether war or peace, famine or abundance, poverty or wealth, freedom or slavery, the Lord’s purpose will stand. We may not understand it but we can rest in knowing that He knows what he is doing.

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