Yesterday, during our Family Night Bible study, I shared some thoughts concerning relinquishment. It’s not a popular subject, but quite necessary to say the least. Relinquishment, like most things that are requisite and also agonizing, don’t make the top 100 list of things to ponder and talk about.
Relinquishment is releasing, yielding, resigning, surrendering, waiving, and the giving up off something completely. No, it’s not a popular subject indeed. In the age of prosperity and multiplication, relinquishment is an ignored concept in Christianity.
Unfortunately, God’s presence, God’s calling and God’s purpose will never be realized outside of relinquishment. And if truth were known, without proper relinquishment, we will never get any closer to God. His presence will only be a mirage in our own minds.
Let’s just ponder for a moment… What are the things God’s been telling you to give up? What is it that is separating you from totally entering into His presence and fulfilling the call He has on your life? Maybe we need to consider the subject of relinquishment a bit more. Moses had to learn it during His 40 year process of preparation before he faced the Pharaoh of Egypt.
More on this tomorrow…
Blog entry #34 – Giving it up!