The Will of God: Prospering in Spite of…(part 4)

Is the Lord telling you to let go? That’s one of those common phrases I spoke of in part 3. I am beginning to think that let go and let God has been diluted, or has just become a saying people use but no one puts it into practice {because they don’t truly know what it means}.

Through recent experiences {within the past 3 years, especially} I have come to a deeper understanding of letting go. Throughout your lifetime, I am sure you have heard and have probably been told this phrase when going through a hard time; but letting go and letting God is not just for your “emotional” moments.

I have been focusing on the children of Israel in this series, specifically the beginning chapters of the book of Exodus in order to gain a spiritual perspective on opposition.

In order to remain in the perfect will of God, He may require you to let go of something you treasure; and it is very likely that the thing you must let go of is the key to your next season {deliverance}.

And a man of the house of Levi went and took as wife a daughter of Levi. So the woman conceived and bore a son. And when she saw that he was a beautiful child, she hid him three months. But when she could no longer hide him, she took an ark of bulrushes for him, daubed it with asphalt and pitch, put the child in it, and laid it in the reeds by the rivers bank. (Exodus 2:1-3 NKJV)

The child spoken of in these verses is Moses. In response to the opposition Moses’ mother {and all of the children of Israel} were faced with, she let go of her own child. Aside from Jesus, Moses is probably the most well known person in the Bible because it was through him that God delivered the children of Israel from bondage under the hand of pharaoh.

But what if the daughter of Levi {Moses’ mother} had never released him?

If she had been led by her carnal mind she would not have placed an infant alone, on a river, in a floaty made of weeds. It’s completely illogical. In her carnal mind she would have kept the child close to her, in hopes that she could protect him.

However, her decision shows that she trusted God above her own abilities to care for and protect her son. Because of her faith, not only was Moses’ life saved from imminent death (Exodus 1:22), he was placed in the home of the one who originally wanted him dead.

When you let go of what you treasure, of what you value, in accordance with God’s will you’re not truly letting go at all. You are making an investment into your future, opening a portal that was previously closed. But if you hold onto what God is calling you to release, all it can be is what it is at that moment. She could have held onto her child, but that is all he would have become {either just a child of the daughter of Levi or dead}; releasing him opened up a portal that would later lead the children of Israel into freedom. So rather than being just a child of the daughter of Levi, he became a mouthpiece for God, the one who delivered the children of Israel from bondage.

Then he who had received the one talent came and said, Lord, I knew you to be a hard man, reaping where you have not sown, and gathering where you have not scattered seed. And I was afraid, and went and hid your talent in the ground. Look, there you have what is yours. But his lord answered and said to him, You wicked and lazy servant, you knew that I reap where I have not sown, and gather where I have not scattered seed. So you ought to have deposited my money with the bankers, and at my coming I would have received back my own with interest. So take the talent from him, and give it to him who has ten talents. For to everyone who has, more will be given, and he will have abundance; but from him who does not have, even what he has will be taken away. (Matthew 25:24-29 NKJV)

What must you let go of and invest into your future?


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