1.30.2008

Day Three and Four

To “let go” is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
To “let go” is not to try to change or blame another; it’s to make the most of myself.
I AM POWERLESS!!!!!!!!!!!
(I'll shout it again)
I AM POWERLESS!!!!!!
However, I do have the power to focus on myself and my own healing,
and then LET IT GO........
It is so amazing how God works in our lives! Monday after I post I checked my email and found this poem waiting for me in my daily devotional!
Broken Dreams
As children bring their broken toys
with tears for us to mend,
I brought my broken dreams to God
because He was my friend!
But then instead of leaving Him
in peace to work alone,
I hung around and tried to help
with ways that were my own.
At last I snatched them back and cried,
"How can you be so slow?"
"My child," He said
"What could I do?
You never did let go."
Author Unknown

6 comments:

Mom/Grammie P said...

As we twist and turn in desperate despair to change or control or "fix" an outcome, we ever so slowly are lead to recognize that our only hope is to let it go! Release, shed, relinquish the heavy cloak of burden and hand it over to the Lord. Have faith that HE will see you through this blink in your life as he has before and always will. Lay it down Cory, relinquish control. The outcome is not nor ever has been in your hands.
Love you
Pam

Debbie said...

To admit we are "powerless" seems like admitting to a type of failure. However, admitting and realizing that we can not control everything is one of the most powerful things we can do for ourselves. This is one of the hardest lessons for me to learn, daily. I like control and to be in power of my life. That just is not realistic. Some days are better than others at letting go. I hope you are finding yourself a little more free each day with letting go!

Nonnie said...

love the poem, cory......and i feel the same way about being amazed at how God works in our lives....i love when things like that happen....and we are, by nature impatient....even as children!


the feeling of being powerless in ourselves can just be so hard and completly frustrating....unless we let go....and know that God has control.
love you

Mommy to a Tater Tot said...

Its not everyday that a poem makes you take a step back and realize just how true it is. hang in there Cory, things will get better. As much as we think it is never going to end. God will never give you more than he thinks you can handle. I have come to truly believe that. Love ya sista!

Brittni said...

Yes, I agree that God will never give you more than you can handle although you may feel like you cannot take much more these days! I love you and love the poem that came up in your email. It is amazing the way God works and part of letting go is trusting that there is someone looking out for us here on earth!

Jme said...

I really like that poem. I think it's so easy to feel that we have relinquished our worries, fears, cares, etc to God when in reality in some way we still have a firm grip on them. Maybe this is the time that you not only truly need to give them to God, but let Him carry you for a while as well.
I love you~