Let It Go Girl!

imageHello Divas! Today I am participating in a blog hop on Melissa Taylor’s blog! Melissa hosts online bible studies and is currently hosting an online bible study of the book Let. IT. Go! Isn’t that so cool? Right along with us, there are thousands of women all over the world learning how to LET. IT. GO.!

Each week, Melissa provides blog post topics from the book. One of the topics for today is to write a prayer inspired by a wonderful truth Karen wrote on page 54 of the book:

When we willingly accept our lot in life, welcoming all that God is trying to teach us through it, we lose the drive to over control, to micromanage in an all-out attempt to appear perfect and ensure everything in our lives is “just so”.

Divas, if anyone needs to remind herself of this truth it is me. As much as I feel alone sometimes in trying to navigate life while wearing all the different hats that I wear, I suspect I am not really alone. I bet willingly accepting and welcoming all that God has to teach us sounds glorious to you too. Lord give us the strength! Here is my prayer today:

Dear God,

Thank you so much for another day. Your ways are truly above my ways. You are all-knowing, all-powerful and gracious. Oh Father, help me with my “want to” on willingly accepting where I am in life right at this very minute. Although I know you are ultimately in control, I keep manipulating and agonizing over trivial things to make what I want happen. Forgive me.

My futile attempts at getting and keeping everything “just-so” are exhausting. As I exhale, may your presence energize me. Today, I choose to be thankful for what you have done and are doing in my life and I am trusting you to navigate me towards my best. Today, I choose to LET. IT. GO!

Amen

But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint. – Isaiah 40:31

Homework for this week:  Read through chapter 4, complete the session 2 “between-session” study guide questions.

If you are in the Kernersville, NC area, join us for our Let. IT. GO. bible study this Saturday 8:30am -9:15am (just before class).

Did God Really Say?-Let It Go Bible Study

Now the serpent was more crafty than any of the wild animals the Lord God had made. He said to the woman, “Did God really say, ‘You must not eat from any tree in the garden’?”-Genesis 3:1 (NIV84)

“Did God really, say? Are you sure you can’t have just a little? Don’t YOU deserve to be happy too? YOLO (You only live once)” Ahh yes, doubt, Satan’s 2000 year old tried and true way for us to get off the path God has set for us.  It worked on Eve all those years ago and unfortunately, it still works on us today. 

Just by asking her the question “Did God really say?”, Satan was actually able to convince Eve that SHE knew better than God.  In Genesis 3:2-3 Eve explains to Satan how God said that if they ate from the tree in the middle of the garden, they would die.

To her explanation, Satan emphatically tells Eve “You won’t die”.  Then basically says the following….[Not only will you not die but you will be like God and know everything.] So, Eve fell for it and she ate. Eve heard God say if they ate from that tree they would die. Period.  There was no need to question or offer a lengthy explanation because the Great I AM said so and she heard HIM. 

Many theologians say pride was what caused Eve to be tricked.  I think pride was part of the issue but the other part of the issue was a lack of faith and ingratitude.

In session one, we jokingly laughed about Eve having the perfect life.  She didn’t have any stretch marks, she didn’t have to work or cook and her man thought she was perfect…there were NO OTHER women to compare her too.  Yet even with perfection, Satan was able to convince Eve that she needed more. 

All Eve needed to do was believe what God said, thank Him for all the other trees she could eat from, and trust Him for her best.

Divas, it is time to stop plotting, planning, strategizing and manipulating.  All we need to do is believe what God says, thank Him for our many blessings, and trust Him for our best. 

Homework:
Read in the book Let. It. Go through chapter 4.
Complete the “Session 1 between session” home study questions.
Review the last two pages of chapter 3 “A Selfishness Switch-er-oo”.

Wanna join us?  Go HERE for our Calendar!