End-of-rope-ology

 

You’re blessed when you’re at the end of your rope.
With less of you there is more of God and his rule.
Matthew 5:3

So many times, I’ve tried to think through or figure out a situation, when I really needed to just let go.

I sat in meetings with CEO’s of large companies thinking, “What am I doing here? I don’t understand this big business stuff.” After years of checking out because I didn’t believe I could solve big corporate problems, I started listening. To my surprise, practically every one of the CEO’s didn’t have a technical business problem. They just needed to air out and to let go. Once they did, they could figure out the answer.

When I’m helping someone in emotional distress, I can use my “expert counseling and religious techniques” on them because I feel helpless and want them to see me as The Hero. That never works. Or I can let go and show up for them, which allows space for God to speak into the situation.

When I’m hanging on for dear life, once I let go, I sometimes discover I’m only two or three inches from the ground. Even if I’m not, I can give God a chance to catch me before I splat on the ground. Like I recently told someone, “At the end of your overthinker, you’ll meet God.”

Phillip

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