Attempting to please others, I decided to start back up a business venture I was in years ago.
I was great at it and could do it with my eyes closed. It seemed like the logical thing to do. This had to be God, right?
I am not sure if I asked God or even prayed about it, I think I just did it. Everything seemed to fall into place “perfectly” so this is what God wanted me to do, right?
As of late, I realized that I did not have time for the business venture. Certain circumstances in my home require more of my time than I initially thought. Also, there are some things I know God wants me doing that I don’t have time for because of trying to keep the business going.
One night God told me I needed to finish my obligation with my last client and shut down the business.
What will people say? I will look like a failure. Surely, God does not want me to look like a fool, right?
I once heard it said, “A good thing is NOT always a God thing”. The business venture was a “good” thing, but since God did not lead me to do it, it wasn’t a “God” thing.
I think because God loves me, He graced me through this venture and my clients did not suffer. However, after a lot debate within myself, I have finally decided to let it go!
At this point, it does not matter to me if people don’t understand or if they think I failed. Ultimately…..
“What God knows about me is more important than what others think about me.” Orebela Gbenga
I am learning to Let Go of what others think and Let God have his way in my life. For me, this is true freedom – living for Him and not others.
If you are holding on to something or someone and you know you need to let go, I encourage you to do so.
You never know what blessing is on the other side of you letting go. It could be a better relationship, a better job, peace, joy, stability, etc.
“If you are brave enough to say goodbye, life will reward you with a new hello.” Paulo Coelho
I encourage you to:
“Trust God from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own.
Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; he’s the one who will keep you on track.” Proverbs 3:5-6 Message Bible
It’s sometimes easier said than done, but LET GO and LET GOD have his way!
Image Credit: Image found here