Relationship with Christ

Fear Of Letting Go Of Our Control & Letting In God

Imagine that life is like a car we drive and the road representative of our walk with Christ.

The car itself is the state of our heart. Coated in the rain as we desire to be cleansed, yet, we never dry off, and therefore freeze with indecision. Lukewarmness. Our inside is freezing because we cannot warm up to the idea of change and surrendering. The clock works as we watch time go by, but the radio stays silent, as our thoughts are our music.

We grip the wheel frantically. Our foot pressed hard against the break as we swerve almost hitting the curb. Instead of following the spiral road, we desire to go straight through. It always ends in disaster as we desire to go as fast as we want. Refuse to heed warnings, our crash is ultimate. (Proverbs 12:15, Proverbs 16:02, Proverbs 16:25) 

The salvation of Jesus is like new clothes. We take off what is old and grimy, and we are given something new entirely. Those new clothes get tainted from what we continue to do, but all we have to do is wash them in repentance. At each new level with Jesus, we receive a new set of clothes. Ultimately, this is refining us, making us pure. We put off the old and put on the new. (Daniel 11:35, 2 Corinthians 5:17)

But there are people who would rather stay naked and exposed in their shame. No matter how much they try to cover it up. Their clothes remain dirty, and they bathe in filth and maggots (Isaiah 51:08).

Out of fear, we grip what little control we have with dread in our eyes. Scared of submission. Terrified of the journey. Any advancements we make with Christ fall away as soon as we let go of His hand and hold ourselves in an anxious embrace.

“I want to grow, but I am afraid.”  

“I’m right here,” He whispers soothingly, with His hand still stretched out. (Matthew 11:28

We look onward, yet, feet are frozen.

What will we do?

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5 thoughts on “Fear Of Letting Go Of Our Control & Letting In God

  1. Fear – what a nasty spirit. It really does have the ability to stop our progress – to freeze us dead in our tracks. Your post is such a beautiful reminder of what happens when we refuse to yield our hearts over to Christ fully.

    It can be scary. Wondering about all of the ‘what ifs.’ His way is always best but it usually leads us through some messy, painful stuff. Stuff we’d rather not have to deal with. Freedom won’t come without the pain though. Much like childbirth. A woman can’t have the baby without first enduring the pregnancy and the painful delivery!

    The refiner’s fire is a really not fun place to be. The finished result of purity however – now that really is something to behold! 🙏🏼 Lots of love to you dear sis. What an awesome post!

    Love, ~ Holly ❤

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    1. Thanks so much, Holly! You’re right, our control is so linked to our fear.

      Fear of letting go of pride and wanting to believe we know better. Fear of submission to Christ, especially the difficult.

      But you’re right! The refining process, though not easy, is so worth the reward at the end!!!!♥️ Thanks for checking out my blog!

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  2. Us humans have a horrible attachment to control. If we fear we have lost control we start to circle the drain. However, it is when we let go of that control we invite Him to be our guiding light. For some reason we always think we know better than God lol. I guess that is our ego speaking and perhaps our unspoken doubts. Life is better when you finally decide to release the wheel, so to speak, and allow Him to drive us.

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    1. Amen, Grace! It’s interesting how in the most uncertain of things, when we cannot control anything, it’s so hard to hand things over to Him who can. Even if we do not get what we would desire, we are still better off.

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