Letting Go

“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.”  (Proverbs 3:5-6)

A couple of summers ago we went to the water park.  When we were playing in the wave pool, I lost control and was overtook by wave after wave.  As the waves reached their summit, my sun-glasses were knocked off and I was pushed under the water.

In contrast, my son Zachary effortlessly stayed above the greater than 7 foot swells. Seeing me struggle he swam over to me and said, “Mom quit fighting and go with the wave’s rhythm!”

Wisdom that rings true…

One of the biggest lessons I have learned these last few years, control is merely an illusion.  Often the harder I have attempted to control a situation, the more I was overtook by it.  We are are in the midst of significant transitions for humanity, we are better served by letting go of attempts to control and trust God.

Only then can we truly understand the new realities and lead better responses for our communities.

(adapted from an original post Shawna’s former blog, Shawna Beese-Bjurstrom, RN, MBA, April 2015)

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