Let Go. Let God.

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This time of year can be confusing and even overwhelming. On one hand, we feel like we have a clean slate. Everything is new again and we have unlimited potential to achieve new heights.  On the other hand, we also feel like we have failed. The beginning of the new year also marks the end of last year. In the world we live in, the commercial marketplace is all too quick to remind us of resolutions fell short of the initial goal. Promises to others and to ourselves have gone unfulfilled. Goals remain unachieved.

No matter what part of the country you may be located in, store shelves have replaced last month’s Christmas decor with exercise equipment as a reminder of the extra pounds put on during the holidays. Everywhere, ads call out for you to stop doing something… smoking, drinking eating, get out of debt.  In truth, it is time to start spending more time with your family, serving more in a volunteer capacity, and feeding our bodies in a healthier manner. However, these lofty goals often provide only temporary willpower when longterm grit is what is really needed. . Can you be honest with yourself and look back to last year to see how you arrived short from the goals you were once so encouraged to obtain? Where did it go wrong?

It is so easy to give up on the things we “think” will fulfill us.  Old habits seem to easily overtake new ideas. Why are lasting changes so hard to make a reality?

Roadschool Mom Kimberly Travaglino talks in the latest episode about her struggle to stop worrying.
The other half of the Roadschool Moms team, Mary Beth Goff reveals how she let the devil win at his game by being derailed from the road of being intentional with familyand faith. What if they shared with you, a resolution that would be simple to keep and change your family’s life forever? Fellow Roadschool Mom, Margie Lundy, shared a sentiment with them that does that very thing. The Roadschool Moms duo took hold of this to make it their New Year’s Resolution to “Let Go and Let God.”

ISAIAH 41:10
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

What in the world does that mean?  Is this a call to let go of everything and fall into God?  Abandon responsibilities and rely on God for everything?  Bills need to be paid. The family needs to eat. Is God just going to send a check in the mail every month? Hardly. It doesn’t work like that.

Let Go is the surrender. Let God is the faith. Trusting in God, means turning everything over to Him.  It means instead of worrying day and night about anything, you simply say “Lord, this is too much for me.  I’m handing it over to You to sort out. I trust you to put me on the path where I need to be.”

The next part is a little harder. It is the obedience to listen to God’s direction. Sometimes he leads us into troubled waters, not so we will drown, but so that we will learn to swim with His current instead of fighting every wave. Once we feel the presence of His power, his hand will guide you safely back to shore, across the ocean, or wherever His plan will take you. You have to believe in Him enough, to Let God lead your life down the path the He has chosen for you. Our life is not about our choices, it is about The Choice to follow Jesus.

No matter what your troubles or worries, nothing is too big for God to handle.  He has given us free will which can easily lead us astray. He has done this with the hope that you will choose Him, every moment of every day.  Choose Him to place your trust in. Choose Him to guide you and your family. Choose Him to rely on. When you do, you will quickly see that His eternal work is greater than your daily grind.

When you live by the word of God, life’s worries will fall away.  That is not to say you won’t have future trials.  You will. God uses trials to strengthen us while the devil uses these same trials to test our faith. It is here where obedience becomes the GPS and the whisper of his holy name will lead you to His direction. Being thankful for darkness in times of hardship will lead to a grateful heart for the light that shines in the sweetness of a new day.

To listen to the Roadschool Moms’s dish on how to let go and let God take control, tune into the January 10th episode of Roadschool Moms over at iTunes!

Roadschool Moms is a live, one-hour weekly broadcast dedicated to the needs and challenges facing today’s roadschool moms. Kimberly Travaglino, of Fulltime Families, and Mary Beth Goff, the Road Trip Teacher, team up every week to offer listeners a fresh take on homeschooling while traveling full time, working in current events and featuring a mix of expert guests.


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