Let Go

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What are the things that are keeping you from being your true self?

(Listen to my song “Glorify You with Me” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Luke 9:3

Jesus said to them, “Take nothing for the journey, neither walking stick, nor sack, nor food, nor money, and let no one take a second tunic.”

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These instructions from Jesus to his followers are rather extreme.

His point was that there should be no distractions to the mission at hand.

There should be no attachments to get in the way of spreading the gospel message.

That was their top priority.

We are meant to take up that mission as well.

While we aren’t all expected to travel as lightly as the apostles, we are expected to be mindful of the attachments that distract us from being bearers of the Good News.

And what is the Good News?

That God loves all people unconditionally.

Each of us needs to ask ourselves: What is blocking me from being a channel of God’s love?

The more material possessions I have…the harder it is to not be attached to them.

There is nothing innately bad about the things in and of themselves…it’s my attachment to them that separates me from my mission.

Is there anything you would not let go of…if God asked you to?

You can only find wholeness and contentment in the Unconditional Love of God.

When you are present to this Love…nothing is lacking.

“The Lord is my shepherd; nothing shall I want” (Psalm 23).

So may you be open to receiving this Love which is always offered.

You only have to accept it.

It’s also the only way to experience being your true self…and giving glory to God at the same time.

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Listen to the song of the day “Glorify You with Me” on the Give Praise and Thanks album by clicking HERE.

Stream and/or purchase my songs on iTunes by clicking HERE.

Remember…God loves you!

About billtonnis

Child of God, Pastoral Minister, Chaplain, Music Minister, Jail Minister, singer-songwriter, author, activist, former radio news anchor, imperfect follower of Jesus inspired by God's unconditional love, proud uncle... what else is there?
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