Start your week with the right mindset to live a Life Designed by God
Colossians 3:2 (ESV)
Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.
LET IT GO!!!!
Release to be Released
John 8: 36
So if the Son sets you free, you will be free indeed.
Psalms 55:22 (NKJV) states 'Cast your burden on the Lord and he will sustain you.' Cast means to throw out or away; to fling. In each of these you must release, you must set it free. God wants you to give whatever is troubling you to Him. I like the Message version 'Pile your troubles on God's shoulders - he'll carry your load, he'll help you out.'
In other words, why are you holding on to trouble? Let that worry go. Let that thing go that is no good for you. Let the negative thoughts go. Let that person that causes you harm go. Let go of the friends that are bad company. Let go of the rebellion. Let go of the addiction. Let go of the past hurts. Whatever it is, LET IT GO!!!!
Yes. It is easier said than done. All too often we allow what is familiar to us keep us bound and imprisoned. Even if it is bad for us. We refuse to use our escape hatch and walk in freedom and victory. If we remember that Jesus came to give us life and life more abundantly we will know no matter the circumstance Jesus will carry the load and help us walk in freedom. The first step is to believe that all things are possible through Jesus and that He wants you to cast your cares, burdens and troubles upon Him. Second, talk to Jesus give Him your cares. Ask for forgiveness and repent. Do not pick that care back up once you told Him about it and asked for help. Then once you have given your troubles to Jesus, He will give you strength (Philippians 4:13), He will give you peace that is beyond understanding (Philippians 4:7), He will renew your mind (Romans 12:2), He will give you wisdom (James 1:5) and make you a new person (2 Corinthians 4:17) and so much more. Remember: It is not until you release that care, that you will be released from it.