I didn’t always like the idea of letting God lead my life. Naturally, I am a planner. I plan out my schedule by date, time, and the ability to check off each task from my to do list.
Still, the world today is unpredictable. Wanting to be in charge of things can be overwhelming for anyone. This is exactly why letting God lead liberates you.
What does it look like to let God lead? Well, my honest answer is to surrender.
Surrendering to Let God Lead
Surrender is not a popular word in society because it displays weakness and vulnerability. It makes one appear incapable of handling certain problems. I don’t think any of us, in our human mind, want to surrender to something or someone, yet God is different. When we let God lead, He frees us to live a fulfilling life through Him. I have four top benefits from letting God lead.
4 Benefits of Letting God Lead
1.) You Gain Strength in Struggles
In my own strength, I feel secure by controlling the conditions of my environment, but
surprises happen in an instant. I need more than my strength alone to handle each hard
hit thrown at lightspeed. 2 Corinthians 12:9 says, “But he said to me, “My grace is
sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all
the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.” (NIV)
By surrendering our right to to control circumstances in our lives, God gives us His
strength. We can’t carry every problem without feeling a heavy weight. Once the weight
overwhelms us, emotions arise and negative thoughts occur. This is our human nature.
God knows and understands your weaknesses. Give your weaknesses to Him. Watch
Him give you strength in the midst of your struggles.
2.) You Find Peace From Pain
Having losses is painful. I think majority of us try to avoid pain if we can. When we
attempt to look for peace in the natural, it seems like it’s nowhere to be found. The truth
is we can’t find peace in our normal, human state. We’re not as powerful as God is. God
is all-powerful. Without His peace, pain becomes difficult to overcome. Why burden
yourself on a emotional rollercoaster ride?! Let God shower you with His peace. Your
worries will wash away like a wave.
3.) You Trust God More
If we trust someone, we are certain of the person’s loyalty to us. By choosing to let God
lead, He reveals how loyal He is. He shows why he cares about our well-being. Even on
Earth, Jesus demonstrates the ultimate loyalty by dying on the cross. Anyone willing to
die for me is someone I can trust! I’m only speaking my thoughts though. I encourage
you to let God lead. I assure you, you’ll see yourself trusting Him more.
4.) Your Faith Increases
This one is my favorite. When you start feeling liberation from letting God lead, you’ll
feel like a child again. What I mean is you’ll believe God is limitless. He can do anything.
Nothing is impossible for him. You then stop questioning whether God can. Innocent
children have open hearts. They have a clear conscious knowing they are loved. God
loves us so much. He wants us to let him lead. Our faith becomes limitless when we are
led by a limitless God.
Those are my four benefits of why you should let God lead in your life.
Letting God Lead
Before I go, I want to share a quick story with you. I know a young lady, who is poet now. She thought
the only thing she’d be doing in life is working as a Pre-K teacher’s assistant and performing her poetry as a side gig. Once she made the decision to let God lead, her life has been an amazing journey ever since. I can only tell you what I know. The young lady is me. I hope you’ll allow God to lead in your life. Take care.
About the Author
Traci Neal is a spoken word artist on Poets & Writers residing in Columbia, SC. Neal’s writings have been featured in The New York Times, Sheen Magazine, Storyberries, and many other media publications. In 2020, she booked herself for 22 radio shows including iHeart Radio and VoiceAmerica Empowerment to highlight her poetry. She is the 2022 third-place poetry winner for the Global Arts and Poetry Competition-UK Thalassemia Society and the SCCDA Poetry and Art Contest. She is also the 2021 second-place virtual poetry slam winner of “Taking It Global” in Toronto, Canada.