I am crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me. Galatians 2:20
Sometimes we don’t release situations to God because we think that if we release them then they won’t turn out the way we want. By the grace of God, we must endeavor to release situations despite the outcome. God is ultimately in control and we cannot control every outcome. We do not live for ourselves (Romans 14:7-8) or our own desires anyway. We must accept God’s outcome. This takes a level of humility on our part. Total release does not always mean walking away from a situation as discussed in the last blog post. Sometimes, total release encompasses releasing the outcome of stepping out on faith to God. When we feel led by the Lord to step out in faith in some way, we can’t worry about what will happen if we take the step. Often we argue with God that stepping out as He is leading will not work. For example, Moses asked God, “Who am I, that I should go unto Pharaoh, and that I should bring forth the children of Israel out of Egypt” when the Lord said that He would send him to Pharaoh to free the Hebrews (Exodus 3:11). Martha reasoned, that Lazarus’s body “stinketh” since he had been dead for 4 days when Jesus told the men to take away the grave tomb stone with the intentions of resurrecting Lazarus (John 11:39). Finally, Ananias argued about “how much evil” Paul had done to the saints at Jerusalem when the Lord told Ananias to go and lay hands on Paul that he might receive his sight (Acts 9:10-16). All of those situations resulted in restoration and resurrection in the end. Even if they had not though, releasing the outcome of stepping out on faith was appropriate. Release the situations and the outcomes of those situations to God by His grace!