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