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Tavern Talk #61 - Let it go.

“Let it Go” is a phrase made recently more famous in Disney’s “Frozen.” If you know anyone under the age of twelve, you’ve heard it – likely many times. But for us as we begin the new year, it can mean so much more. Especially if we are trying to live our lives as Christ-followers.


 

Our lesson comes from John chapter 12. The Message translation reads like this:

 

“Listen carefully: Unless a grain of wheat is buried in the ground, dead to the world, it is never any more than a grain of wheat. But if it is buried, it sprouts and reproduces itself many times over. In the same way, anyone who holds on to life as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go, reckless in your love, you’ll have it forever, real and eternal.” John 12: 24-25 The Message.

 

While we are quick to take on something new as a New Year’s Resolution, perhaps we should consider letting something go, as well.

 

We could let go of something that interferes with us living the life we’d like to live – the life of a Christian. That might mean letting go of:

·      Grudges

·      Bad habits

·      A desire to keep up with others

·      Inappropriate goals

·      Harmful relationships

·      Bad influences

 

It may also mean letting go of our desire for:

·      Money

·      Material things

·      Power

·      Recognition

·      Acceptance

·      Fitting in

 

To accomplish all that God enables us to do and desires us to accomplish, perhaps we need to let go of:

·      Inhibitions

·      Fears

·      Anxieties

·      Angst

·      Trepidations

·      Whatever is holding us back


Our challenge? Where are we going to plant our seeds? Where are we going to make a difference? How are we going to grow as Christians? What does God have planned for us?

 

 

Text:

John 12:25-25


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