Finding Purpose in Release

My wife and I made a big decision this week; a decision we have pondered for the past 5 months, a decision that leaves us vulnerable in some ways, a decision that will teach us what it means to trust God, again.

Ever found yourself hanging on a thread of hope? Ever felt vulnerable, despite God’s leading? Ever wondered what God was up to?

Vulnerability is not something that comes natural to us. We loathe inconvenience and demand the world revolve around us. But I have news for you, friend – get over yourself. There’s more to life!

When Awesome Happens

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The best times of our lives are NOT the well-planned, smooth moments. Rather, awesome happens when God interrupts our easy lives and reminds us what it means to wholly depend on Him.

Awesome happens when we abandon our selfish plans and commit to the Cause bigger than us – You can share this.
 

This is not easy but needful.

I’m reading START by Jon Acuff and loving it so far. Jon rightly affirms that the secret to living purposefully is to start. There’s a time to dream and a time to work the dream. Awesome happens when you start doing the work that matter, not stalling.

Why Are You Afraid To Commit?

I know you want to be awesome, not average. I know you desperately want your life to make sense and give meaning to others, not otherwise. But here’s the question I have for you:

What’s stopping you NOW. Why are you afraid to commit?
 

What’s God calling you to release? To let go? To free? To abandon? Are you afraid to commit?

I can understand. But as we’re currently learning, until you release what you’re holding so tightly, He can’t unleash on you His treasure house.

There’s purpose in release and we find it when we respond to the call (“Yes Lord, I’ll do it” or “I’ll go.”) and commit ourselves to the cause. 

What big decision have you taken recently that called you to trust God in the unknown? Your story will encourage me, please share it.

P.S. I’ll be away on a Leadership Conference (with my family, yes, including this beauty) and may not post again this week. Oh, mind praying for us?  Remain awesome!

About Joseph Iregbu

I'm a writer, purpose guy, speaker and business consultant. My passion is to help people live with purpose and not waste their lives. I live in the UK with my wife, Temi and our gorgeous Isabel Juda. Let's connect on Twitter and Facebook.

  • “until you release what you’re holding so tightly, He can’t unleash on you His treasure house.” Love this, Joseph. Right now, this move from NC to Georgia seems to be one thing I am constantly needing to release to Him. Prayers for you and your family as you continue to step out in faith.

    • @twitter-260030929:disqus I can relate with you on the move. We didn’t find it smooth-sailing leaving England for Germany. God has His ways and how they can make us uncomfortable sometimes. Thanks for your prayers – we are doing same for you. Let us know when we can pop by Georgia for some of your favorite coffee 🙂

  • DS

    It can be a frightening thing to simply let go. We try to live by the phrase, let go and let God. It’s not easy, and we often want to remain in control, but in the times where we trust – we are never filled with regret.

    • It can indeed be frightnening. For us, we’ve gone through the frightening stage and come out trusting now, taking each day a time, waiting and watching the big picture unfold before us. Thanks for ever being so encouraging, David

  • Have a great time at the leadership conference with your family. I’ll say a prayer for you! Blessings!

  • Great post Joseph. I have learned that if my hand is open to release it is open to receive. Enjoy the conference. Appreciate you!

    • @dasarg55:disqus, How true! Conference was awesome. I was truly blessed there.

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