Let Go and Let God

If I were to buy my life, what can I buy it with? I was born with nothing at all. So what currency can I use to buy me a life? I have had many joys and pleasures. But these are part of the life I want to buy for myself. Then it must be my pains, my disappointments, my struggles and my tears that are the currency I buy my life with. In the end, life – very much like love – is about letting go. If I pretty much learn to detach myself from the pleasures and joys of life, I make room for more of them to come into my life. In their absence, I can learn to live with pain and sorrows and gather for myself the currency to buy a fuller life. Then, it does make sense that it is in trying to cling to life that I lose it and it is in losing my life that I gain it.

One bump on the road should not stop me on my journey. One pothole may slow me down but I should keep on going. I may be alone in my uniqueness but I am never truly alone for I travel with others in my life. There is always someone to lend me a helping hand. Just as I try to help others along the way whenever I can. I have constant companions who may disappoint me at times but share in my journey every step of the way.

One thing is truly important and that is to keep sight of the final destination. Just follow the lead of the man in front. Do not be discouraged by the cross He carries. Instead, celebrate it with Him. glory in it and in its power to transform. Sometimes the road is narrow and difficult but there is a big throng waiting at the end of the line.

“Lord, let me let go of the things that would keep me from you as I travel this road called Life.”

Jesus summoned the crowd with his disciples and said to them,
“Whoever wishes to come after me must deny himself,
take up his cross, and follow me.
For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it,
but whoever loses his life for my sake
and that of the Gospel will save it.
What profit is there for one to gain the whole world and forfeit his life?
What could one give in exchange for his life?
Mark 8:34-37

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