Letting go and trusting God is a mindset. To develop this mindset you must renew your thoughts, surrender, stop trying to do it your way, and give the burden to the creator, our maker, and lover of our souls.
Let go and Let God means that we stop trying to do everything in our own strength. We can try to control every situation in our life and mess everything up badly. Some of us fear losing control and are continuously fearful that giving someone else the control will lead to problems.
Control can turn in to many nasty behaviors:
- stress, worry, and overthinking
- manipulating & lying so people will do what you want
- addictions and problematic behaviors to deal with the stress
I believe it all started from our childhood when our parents, who were our caregiver, were always telling us what to do.
Our parents said, You can’t do this, and no you can’t do that! It’s true, our parents can unintentionally cause us problems in our future. Their struggles often become our struggles. If you have parent towards your parents here are 3 Steps To Forgive Your Parents!
1. Remove Generational Fear
We wanted to find our own way in life, but every step of the way our parents were teaching us to fear. When our parents have fears and shortcomings it stops us from being ourselves, so we end up with their personalities rubbing off on us. So we grow up being our parents with the same things that affected them. As we grow we try to find our own way in life, but it is hard shedding our learned behavior and finding our true self.
To remove generational fear, take note of things that you and your parents have in common when it comes to fear, worry, stress, and control. Then, begin your healing process to break those toxic generational patterns.
Related Article: How To Remove the Spirit of Fear!
2. Let God and Trust God
Letting go was the hardest thing for me to do. Because it was so hard for me to trust anyone, the person who I could trust was the one who hurt me the most. I had to hold on to myself for dear life. I was so self-reliant because I was trying to protect myself from others. I felt that if I let anyone near me I would lose control of who I am and they would take advantage of me.
In my late 30s, I realized that I couldn’t hold on to a false persona of myself, because the more I try I would end up in a dark hole. I was so miserable in my own skin, but I didn’t know what to do. I was hurting so badly; in pain emotionally and mentally, and everything was falling apart in my life, my marriage, my jobs, my family, and relationships.
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3. Ask God For Help
I remember praying to God for release, praying for peace, for comfort, and to be free from this awful pit I was in. I got invited to Church the next Sunday, the Pastor was preaching about letting go and let God take control of your life, I know without a shadow of a doubt he was speaking to me. I went to the altar to be prayed for and that day I felt free, and the heaviness lifted off me.
What does it mean to let go and let God? It’s the process where you give your life and situation over to Jesus. When I gave my life to Christ and I went on a journey to forgive my past and the people that hurt me.
It was a very long process as I let go of anger, shame, guilt, bitterness, hate, fear, rejection and others, but it was all worth it. Who the Lord set free is free indeed. It was a great change since I was born in the kingdom of God old things have passed away and behold everything becomes new.
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4. Surrender To God
So how to let go and let go is by surrendering your life to the creator. He makes us in his own image so that we can be like him one day. We pass from darkness into his marvelous light, the bible says that Jesus is the light of the world so we all need him in our lives to show us the way back to him.
Jesus is the way to healing! He is the truth and the light, and no one comes to the father except through him. Jesus. Freedom is yours when you forgive the people who hurt you and the people you say all manner of evil against.
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How do you surrender to God and let go? Stop trying to fix everything yourself. When you let go of the past and embrace the future it is a gift to be alive and free in that moment and day.
What God says about control? It is prideful to try to control every situation. We are not God. Here are some tips to help you remove pride and surrender to God’s almighty power.
What does God say about letting go? Here are verses to help you understand why God wants you to let go and trust him:
“Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 “do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.” Philippians 4:6-7