Letting Go + Letting God

Letting Go + Letting God

I believe that sometimes God presents us with certain challenges in our life to lead us to exactly where we are supposed to be. There were times in my life where I was given obstacles that I thought that I would never get past. I  was so overwhelmed that it felt like I was swimming in the middle of the ocean with no land in sight. But instead of giving up and drowning into the water, I became a better swimmer. 

 In John 13:7, Jesus exclaims “You do not realize now what I am doing, but later you will understand.” When I look at any challenge that has ever been thrown my way in retrospect I can clearly see that it has made me into a stronger person and led me exactly to the path that I was meant to be on. I had to learn to shift my perspective. I was asking God to change the situation that I was in without realizing that God put me in that situation to change me. 

Of course, I didn’t just wake up one day and stopped having intrusive thoughts but I did learn how to control them. I came up with tools that I could use whenever a bad thought entered into my brain. One of the most helpful tools is reciting a set of affirmations within my head whenever I am feeling overwhelmed.

“I am bigger than whatever is making me anxious.”

“I have everything I need to overcome this challenge.”

“I am blessed and watched over.”

Another helpful tool that I have learned to use is actually physically stopping what I am doing in that moment and taking the time to breathe and be present. As I breathe in and out, I imagine all of the tension releasing from my body. We often don’t notice all of the tension we are holding within our body that is causing us physical distress. I sometimes even start at the top of my head and slowly relax each muscle until I am all the way down to my feet. It is amazing how taking just a moment of mindfulness can set you on a completely different path for your entire day. 

And lastly, I learned to lean more into my faith. I wanted to start reaching for God the same way that I was reaching for my phone. When I feel bored, when I am uncomfortable, when I need answers or entertainment, or when I am lonely and need someone to talk to. I stopped venting and started praying. 

Romans 12:2 states, “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.”


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  • LAUREN CORTESE

    Thank you so much – this is what I needed to “hear” today!!! I am printing a copy to keep on my desk! Also, I recently attended a benefit luncheon and I won a prize basket with your products inside – well, one of the products was the Apple Cider Gummies -LOVE them!! Just put my order in!


  • Jenna Tepper

    To whoever wrote this thank you. I am weeping because its exactly what I need to do. Put my phone away, stop venting and pray. God has used this random chance for me to look up this company and click this journel to remind me AGAIN what I NEED to do. Thank you so much.


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