“My purpose is to give life in all its fullness.” John 10:10
Let go-let God is a familiar saying in recovery circles and its meaning is related to letting go of our selfishness and short comings and letting God take charge or our lives.
How hard it is to live this truth, to put God first in a ll we do, I think on some level we all fall short. Timothy Keller wrote a great book on the subject called “Counterfeit Gods.” I would encourage you to read it. Anything we cherish or place above God becomes a substitute for God; money, attitudes, addictions, relationships, career, prestige, even marriage. When we put a person or object or habit above God, we can’t live his purpose for our lives – to live life in all its fullness.
To live life in all its fullness requires putting Jesus first in every area of our lives is easier said than done. We all fall short, but when we do, we experience no condemnation from God. Instead, we experience God’s love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness. How loving and generous is our God? Look no further than the Cross.
Love God, Love your neighbor!
Celebrate Recovery // Crossroads Church