3.4.15–>”(In)Sane Letting Go”

(In)Sane Letting Go


Psalm 16:1-2

Protect me, O God, I take refuge in you. I said to YHWH, “You are my Master. I have no good besides You.”

Thomas Keating, well known for his teaching and writing about prayer, suggests that there are three desires we need to let go of:

  • Our desire for control and power
  • Our desire for affection, esteem, and approval
  • Our desire for security and survival

At first, this list seems like utter insanity and against everything in us, against our nature.

But is it?

Or is it utter sanity?

To me, it is nothing but maddening and eventually dismantling to expend vast amounts of energy on these things that the God of the universe owns and/or promises to give us Himself.

As I journey toward God, I find myself needing less and less to go my way in order to have a good day (hey, that rhymed!).

Time alone with Jesus is about my only requirement these days for a complete day. Without a couple hours of that, I start to get a little cranky. Reminds me naturally of Ace Ventura in “When Nature Calls” when he said, “If I don’t get to practice my mantra, I tend to get a little–CRANKY.”

In the Name of Jesus,
Soli Deo Gloria

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