Welcome to another addition of The Modern Christian Ezine.

In this edition of The Modern Christian, we'll talk about why it is important to let God take over and follow where he leads you.

One of my favorite sayings is “Let go and let God.” Even though it is a personal favorite, it is very difficult to put into practice when it comes down to it. So what does this mean exactly?

Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do whatever it takes to get it? Have you ever wanted something so badly for one of your kids or someone that you love that it almost hurts? In this experience, did you have much luck trying to force things? Didn't think so.

Whenever you try to force something, odds are that you are not going to be very successful. Our job is simply to decide what we want and make it a priority. If we continually focus on our objectives and remain true to God's will, they are going to happen eventually. It is not up to us to decide how these things are going to happen. There is no possible way that you could foresee every last detail in advance. This is where the concept of letting go and letting God comes into play. You have to pray for what you want and then allow God to take over. At that point, you simply become a vessel for God's will.

It is very easy to try to continually manipulate our lives and control every last aspect. However, in reality, you are going to be much happier if you sit back, relax, and allow God to do what He does best. God truly does know what is best and He will take care of you no matter what.

There are bound to be some tough times along the way. If there were not, you would not be able to enjoy success later on down the road. If we will simply focus on the big picture, God will help us find our way through all of the details. When you find yourself struggling throughout the course of life, try to remind yourself to Let go and let God. He will not lead you astray.

Here is a great joke I saw this week that you might appreciate.

A Jewish man sent his son to Israel for a year to absorb the culture. When the son came back, he said, "I had a great time in Israel. By the way, I converted to Christianity."

"What have I done!" said the father.

He then went to see his friend. "I sent my son to Israel, and he came home a Christian. What can I do?"

"Funny you should ask," said his friend. "I also sent my son to Israel, and he came back as a Christian. Maybe we should go see the Rabbi."

They told the Rabbi what had happened.

"Funny you should ask," said the rabbi. "I also sent my boy to Israel, and he also came home a Christian. What is happening to our young people?"

They prayed, telling the Lord about their sons.

As they finished their prayer, a voice came from the heavens: "Funny you should ask," said the voice, "I, too, sent my son to Israel..."

Hopefully this will help you in your walk this week. Regardless of what comes at you, stay strong. God is in control.

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