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Jan
22

Letting Go… It’s All a Part of the Process

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If there’s one thing I could share about what I’ve learned in reading the scriptures of the Bible, is to not just read them but to also live by them, daily. I will never forget my first encounter with the Holy Spirit. My husband and I were diligently attending bible study, prayer meetings and personal study time. I was eager to learn however, I wanted a spirit to Spirit relationship because most of what I remember hearing Ministers talk a lot about was “the Holy Spirit” is your teacher, your guide and your confidant. I remembered thinking, well if that’s true, that’s who I choose to learn from.

Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be
opened unto you: For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh
findeth; and to him that knocketh it shall be opened.” — Matthew 7:7-8

Therefore, if you will, picture this, me having what seemed to appear as loud vocal conversations with no one in the room except me. LOL! I can laugh at it now but, it wasn’t very funny at the time. I was hungry and I needed to be fed quickly! As I would read the scriptures, I would ask the Holy Spirit to give me the understanding that He desired I receive. I informed Him that I wanted to know Him and I felt that the only way I would sincerely understand the Bible was if He taught me – and He did.

According to Proverbs 29:18 it reads: “Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he that keepeth the law, happy is he.

I also remembered hearing that the reason people failed so much was because we lacked vision. And while that can be a hard pill to swallow, I actually understood it because I’m a “visual” person. I didn’t want to fail  because I lacked vision! No way! As long as I can remember, I’ve always “pictured” my thoughts and desires. I easily relate to story-telling too because, I picture the entire story as its being told. Imagine closing your eyes and a thought comes to mind, can you picture the thought?

Grateful that my prayers were answered, not only was I granted a picture, I understood the Bible with so much clarity! But, remember, we were attending bible study and prayer meetings with other people. There would be times that people would say things that didn’t make sense to me and if I asked a question, sometimes I didn’t understand the answers. I would ask my husband why are some of the people saying, I should know this or you should be speaking in a different prayer language and try this or try that. It was confusing and becoming quite overwhelming. My husband would tell me to pray about it, “seek the Lord.” Fortunately, I would pray about it and at God’s appointed time, I would always receive revelation (understanding) that only He could do.

I also began to understand that there was a process to the journey. I clearly heard the Holy Spirit say, “it’s how you go through the process, that determines the outcome.” That specifically meant I had to understand that I was in the process of discerning. Discerning what the Holy Spirit was saying opposed to what people were saying. Would I place my trust in the Holy Spirit or people? The Holy Spirit was my immediate answer. Remember, I asked Him to teach me in the first place. The next part of the process was learning how to let go and let God. I had to let go of all the things that I thought I was in control of. Debate was not welcomed in the journey. I couldn’t pick and choose what I agreed and/or disagree with what I wanted to shove to the side according to the scriptures. There was no room for justification. In other words, I couldn’t justify my way out of anything! If I was going to get a good understanding of the Bible, it was going to be all of it… or none. Letting go meant to gradually let go in order for my spirit to rise above my flesh.

I encourage you in your journey, if there is anything that’s causing you confusion or the feeling that you may feel you’re doing something wrong – whatever may be seemingly hard to understand, know this, God is not the author of confusion (1 Corinthians 14:33.)

He promised us a teacher, One who would provide clarity, comfort and guidance. All you need to do is ask and be in expectancy of hearing from Him.

I won’t say that letting go and letting God is easy however, it is a choice – a simple choice to say yes. Letting go, it’s all a part of the process – a purposed journey in establishing a beautiful relationship and getting to learn from the best teacher Himself, The Holy Spirit. Remember, all you have to do is, picture it.

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Regina Baker is the Author of, “How to Let Go and Let God – From Worldly Pain to Spiritual Power.” For additional information visit, www.HowToLetGoandLetGod.com 
For daily inspiration, I invite you to connect with me on Facebook, www.facebook.com/howtoletgo

Comments

  1. Talk about a timely article!! I’ve been guilty of saying I was going to let something go and then pick it back up!! Why did I pick it back up, because I couldn’t see it was a part of the process for what GOD was doing within me!! Oh, let me tell you Regina hit the nail on the head. It is a purposed journey and The Holy Spirit is there to help you!! Thank you for making it plain!!

  2. Very well written, Regina! I am a “vision learner” too and I totally resignated with your story. This will help many who feel they aren’t hearing God, or feel disconnected. This will even help the new Christ followers who aren’t quite knowing how to start going about following and living for Him through knowing and learning His scriptures. And those who think they are the only one feeling like similar to what you were feeling. Thank you for being so candid with us. You surely will bless many with your honesty and wisdom.

  3. Regina says:

    Thank you Dr. Taffy Wagner and Shelley Valasek. To God be the glory for the wisdom, direction and knowledge throughout this journey!

  4. Toni Star says:

    This is a wonderful article and a great reminder of the importance of letting go and allowing the Holy Spirit to teach us!

    Toni Star

  5. Regina says:

    Thank you Toni. Letting go and listening to the guidance in God’s Word is the best gift I’ve ever had. 🙂

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