Wednesday, August 14, 2013



You have let go of the commands of God and are holding on to human traditions. Mark 7:8 NIV

When my husband goes fishing, if the fish is too small, he must release it back into the water. There are guidelines to follow when fishing and it is more than just dropping a line overboard. To release something means to let go.  And it is especially hard to let go when hooking a fish that is just a bit shy of the regulation length! But he says that is what a camera is for, to record the moment before release.

What are other things that we have to let go of? Maybe past disappointments, outdated traditions, memories, bad experiences, unbalanced relationships to name a few.  And then there are possessions that we are convinced we can’t part with.  We are disappointed to realize the upcoming generation doesn’t want our “treasures” as we had hoped because they have their own.  Cleaning house to unclutter is a daunting task but speaking from experience, it can be a good thing!

Some relationships are hard to find peace with. We work hard at making things work, we turn the other cheek, and we forgive over and over. We help just short of enabling and we give till it hurts. When in a relationship with a person that has let go of God, it can be very difficult. Because some people don’t want to change, we have to seek God’s counsel to determine what He wants us to do. Sometimes He gives us the okay to walk away. Other times He instructs us to set an example. But most certainly, our prayers are heard and we must continue to pray for the lost.

Are there things in your life you wish to let go of and release? When fishing, sometimes it is necessary to cut the line. Seek God’s guidance and let every action honor Him. The goal is to live in peace.


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