Love Lets Go

February 14, 2018

But I trust in Your unfailing love; my heart rejoices in Your salvation. I will sing to the Lord, for He has been good to me. Psalm 13:5-6 NIV

Love is patient, love is kind.

Love isn’t control.

It doesn’t make you crazy or leave you drained, empty and alone.

It protects, trusts, hopes, perseveres.

Persevering isn’t hanging on to something or someone who isn’t good for me.

Something I serve instead of God.

Something consuming.

Love isn’t

• Rescuing
• Making them see
• Helping them get it
• Holding on and getting dragged
• I need for you to be okay so I feel okay

Love is about what the other person needs – even when it’s hard and not what I want.

To love someone means I do what’s best, not what is easy or comfortable.

Sometimes loving someone means letting go.

Letting go doesn’t mean I stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.

It means I can’t control another and trying makes our relationship toxic and unhealthy.

Letting go means I respect and see you as an individual with choices, not a patient or project to be cared for.

I support instead of fix.

Accept instead of deny.

Letting go means I take the focus off you and put it back on God and who and what He calls me to be.

Fear less and love more.

I trust God to do what I can’t.

His love never fails.

I let go of my expectations and remember what remains – faith, hope and love.

The greatest of these is love.

I let go of what I can't control and rest in the One who is in control. Click To Tweet

Surrender what I want for what He has.

I trust His plan – for you, for me.

Stop criticizing and regulating and recognize I can only change myself.

I begin living for my future instead of regretting the past.

Holding on means I get dragged through heartache.

God isn’t big enough.

The Trinity needs a fourth member.

I am a clanging cymbal, a resounding gong.

I gain nothing.

When I let go and let God, I free both you and me.

There is no love without freedom.

I stop keeping records of wrongs.

Forgive as I’ve been forgiven.

God is greater than my heart.

I trust in His unfailing love.

Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth. 1 John 3:18 NIV
More about Liz

I'm a free spirit. I hate rules and legalism. I love art and nature, music, the beach and dogs. I like to garden, take pictures and read. I tend to speak my mind and have a rip-the-band-aid -off approach to life. (Brace yourself, this might hurt.)

4 Comments
    1. Yes! This is so good and you my friend explain exactly What God is and How He loves and wants us to do the same. Love is definitely a verb and choice everyday! Love is the key to the Kingdom! Thank you friend for sharing ❤️

      1. Hi my friend! I love how you say love is a verb and a choice we make every day – such wise words and so true! Thank you for a great comment! Love you sister!

    1. So eloquent yet so clearly stated… can relate in my life situation. Relationships are a tug of war between our wants and what God wants for us. Letting go of our desires, sometimes so selfish without knowing it, is the hardest thing to do. But totally necessary to submit to our Father in all things. Great blog once again, Liz. Loyal sister in the Faith!

      1. Hi Kathleen! Such a great comment so well said. I love what you say and read it twice – good stuff. Thank you for your love, support and friendship – you are a blessing.

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