Giving it up

A lot of folks are talking about what they’re giving up right now. I’m surrounded by “resolution commentary:”  no more this and a lot more that.

I hear them and I’ve been there, too.

But something occurred to me last night that I hadn’t considered: how about I give it up to Him?

How about if, instead of trying to fix or do it all, I turn my worries over to Him?

How about if, instead of the same old resolutions, I make just one new one:  to go to Him?

How about it?

message from God

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28 thoughts on “Giving it up

  1. Ab-so-lute-ly- LOVE this! I went to an amazing workshop in mid December, and one of the biggest things I got out of it was a technique of creating an intention to change something, dropping down into my heart, and waiting to feel a shift- then completely letting go of how the change happens. I think that instead of trying to spend so many minutes in meditation every day, trying to empty my mind, I’m going to drop into my heart and let my heart lead the way.

  2. Oh those resolutions–I like this idea of giving it/them up. We just aren’t as in control as we think we are. Yet I will intentionally think of John Wesley’s words as often as I can: “Do all the good you can, By all the means you can, In all the ways you can, In all the places you can, At all the times you can, To all the people you can, As long as ever you can.”

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  4. Great advice – and resolution, MJ! And I love your new header!

  5. Amen! But, I’m still giving up Ben & Jerry’s for Lent, MJ. 🙂

  6. I love this…..:)

  7. That is a beautiful message and a necessary reminder. Thank you for sharing!

    • We’re all achievers here … and I will do better at this some days than others, but for me, it was a necessary thought process to go through 🙂 MJ

  8. *That* is the best resolution I have ever heard and will remain so till the end of time!
    Bravo MJ…what an epifinay!

  9. Good one, MJ. Thanks for sharing.

  10. Now why didn’t I think of that on New Years Eve? It would be wonderful if this worked – would be so nice to give your worries to someone else, that ONE that really can take it on for you. Going to have to try this tomorrow, seriously. Nice post MJ!

  11. I have made it my new year’s goal to do just that, leave all my worries up to God. It’s a process of rearranging my old negative thinking patterns, but I know I can finally get to that point. Of course, reading the Bible, meditating and praying are all necessary for me to actually put this into practice.

  12. Happy New Year!

  13. Perfect resolution! I couldn’t agree more. Love the image! Happy 2013! ~ Sheila

  14. MJ, there’s a blog that I’ve recently begun following…well, maybe it’s more of a website. I referenced it once last fall, and you might find it interesting. It’s called A Holy Experience, and the author, Ann Voskamp, has some amazing things to say. She strikes me as a strong and genuine person, who gets down to the nitty gritty. Not sure if it would be your style, but I have found a lot to ponder from what I’ve read there. Blessings! ~ Sheila

    • Lovely, thank you … I clicked on the link and surfed around … loved the music and photos … Mmm. I will go back, thanks again friend! MJ

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