Let Go

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What attachments are keeping us from being our true selves?

(Listen to my song “Slow Me Down” on YouTube by clicking HERE)

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Job 1:21

Job said, “Naked I came forth from my mother’s womb, and naked shall I go back there. The LORD gave and the LORD has taken away; blessed be the name of the LORD!”

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We come into this world with no possessions…and we’ll leave it with no possessions.

We come in with no prestige…and whatever we have will stay here when we leave.

We enter this life with no power…and whatever power we attain here…stays here when we exit.

Yet many people spend their lives as though possessions, prestige and power are all that matters.

What a delusion!

Sometimes it takes a traumatic loss, a major suffering…to wake us up from that delusion.

For me…it was a growing discontent with my radio news profession and a traumatic ruptured appendix episode.

Our egos must be forced to let go of control…so that our true selves can begin to emerge…so that we can start going-with-the-flow of God’s will.

And what is God’s will?

It’s the path of love and goodness.

It’s channeling that Love and Goodness through each of us.

As Jesus said when asked to specify what the most important commandment was: “You shall love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the greatest and the first commandment. The second is like it: You shall love your neighbor as yourself” (Matthew 22:37-39).

To loveis all that matters.

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Listen to the song of the day “Slow Me Down” on the Mercy Reigns 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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