Letting Go to Love

I’ve been thinking about a lot lately but the most recent one focuses on letting go.

Thoughts such as,

If, for the sake of the Cross, I feel compelled to leave school (in a wise manner), would I be able to do that?

Can I drop everything about my Instagram that I spend painstaking hours editing and planning photos according to my set themes, so to focus solely on the Lord?

Would I be able to forgo taking a crazy amount of selfies in order to shift the focus off of myself and unto others, living out the command to die to self and live for others?

Can I freely let go of things for the sake of bearing the name of Christ?

Today very dear friend said something today that I’m going to paraphrase here. She said,

A lot of fear stems from being attached to things so much you don’t want to lose them. And so letting go of this fear would help to love unconditionally and freely, because I know I’ve got nothing to lose.

A dear friend, BB

And I felt that.

I know I can love unconditionally if I have no stronghold ties to the things of this world.

But it’s hard. I’ve been working through my line of thoughts centering on things I may have turned into idols in my life recently. And I know, for sure, that Instagram and picture taking are part. I have also idolized academic success as well. what’s new? These things eat up my head. I begin asking myself, Am I really doing this for the glory of God or for personal gain? That’s a question that’s really hard for me to answer and requires a lot of sorting out and scrutinizing a variety of my reasonings and actions.

Nevertheless, I know I can love my faithful Creator and subsequently His creation, all by His strength so I don’t rely on my meagre capabilities. Like Peter says in his letter,

As each has received a gift, use it to serve one another, as good stewards of God’s varied grace:…whoever serves, as one who serves by the strength that God supplies—in order that in everything God may be glorified through Jesus Christ. To him belong glory and dominion forever and ever. Amen.

1 Peter 4:10-11 ESV

And to this, the saints say, Amen.

Have a beautiful day Saints x

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