A 21 Day Spiritual Journey Day 14

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.” ― Søren Kierkegaard

“The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays.”
― Søren Kierkegaard

I have been praying over many things these last two weeks. One of the issues I have been facing in my prayer time is the sheer volume of  my prayer list.

I’ve been saying to the Lord “God I just don’t see how I can do it all.”

Over the last two days God has been showing me that I am not supposed to do it all. Not only am I supposed to call for help but I am supposed to let go of some of the things I cannot do and entrust them to the hands of others who can.  It is not that I am supposed to say no to my dreams. It is that I am supposed to give my dreams away so that they can come true. Letting go is now becoming a part of my prayer list. I must ask God what He would have me give up and release into other hands. I must ask Him to help me through the process of giving up things I would like to do but perhaps am not qualified to take to the next level.

It’s interesting that sometimes seeing your dreams realized means letting them go.

Today’s quotes:

All the art of living lies in a fine mingling of letting go and holding on.
— Havelock Ellis

Some think it’s holding on that makes one strong; sometimes it’s letting go.
— Sylvia Robinson

We must be willing to let go of the life we have planned, so as to accept the life that is waiting for us.
— Joseph Campbell

5 thoughts on “A 21 Day Spiritual Journey Day 14

  1. The words of Joseph Campbell are really stirring in my heart today. I need to pray about what is it that God would have me let go of in order to give Him more glory? Thank you, Pastor J for sharing your journey with us. This journey has really brought my faith to the next level. My heart feels like it is going to burst from all of the anticipation of what God is going to do for His people. A-men!

  2. There is something really important in this .. .the joy of seeing our dreams come true as we give them away. Thank you, Pastor J, as you help us think about this. God bless you!

  3. I have found that sometimes God gives an idea and causes us to work on that idea, developing it to the stage where others can see it and take hold of it . . . and sometimes we can then pass the idea to them, encouraging them until they have brought it to completion . . . and ALL praise God for His enabling and empowering. It is ALL about HIM, and who HE empowers for the work.

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