It is a beautiful fall day – a little crisp with the sun shining brightly. My favorite kind of day. Except that it is rather windy, and you can ask my husband…I do not like wind at all.
I am sitting at my desk at work, looking at the little tree that is right outside the window. It is my little piece of heaven at work…I love trees and I have the privilege of being able to view them during the day. So happy I am not stuck in a “cubicle” situation. It would be extremely difficult for me to be imprisoned in an office all day with no windows!
My little tree is currently covered with gorgeous hues of yellow, gold, and burnt orange. As the wind blows, the leaves shimmer and dance in the breeze, trying so hard to hold on to their branches. Of course, in time, the leaves will finally submit to the power of the wind, and they will eventually drop to the ground. As we know, the tree will appear dreary and dead all through the winter, and then burst forth with new life in the spring!
Watching those leaves hanging on for dear life, reminds me of myself. Most of the time when I go on my daily lunchtime walks, it looks like a completely still day. No wind. It never fails, once I start walking and praying, the wind picks up and blasts me. It almost makes me laugh out loud, because in my soul, I know it is God speaking to me. He is trying to get my attention, to let me know that I should stop trying to hide from the winds of change and growth. Just like the leaves, I am trying to hang on to what I know, and trying to keep things at an even keel.
I need to stop hiding from Him.
What I am learning is that I need to just let go…and let the wind carry me…stop fighting it. Stop fighting what God has planned for my life. I need to submit to the Lord and just let go….why is that so difficult?
Lord, thank you for blessing me in so many ways! You are the source of all that is good, and you are my comfort through the pain and heartaches of this world.
Please send your Holy Spirit to open my soul to your will, and fill me with the grace to let go of my fears and submit my life and my will to You.
Help me to let go of all that is holding me captive.
For I have faith, that just like the leaves letting go and falling to the ground are an indication of the beauty to come in the spring…so is your loving plan for my life.
The beauty comes in letting go.