Jesus speaks very directly to the disciples about who will be able to enter the Kingdom of God, and the opening isn’t that big. This causes the disciples to exclaim: “Who then can be saved?”
Who then can? That is the question. Of course we all can. For all things are possible with God. As a mom that is great news. For we moms walk a very fine line, no matter what we do, it’s wrong. Or it can certainly seem that way.
What Jesus is saying to the disciples is true for us today. Don’t lose sight of the goal! Let GO! let go of the stuff that is holding you down, back, out of the Kingdom.
There is so much that we can become wrapped up in. Arguments about what makes a good wife, mother, woman. Life situations that can turn our worlds upside down in a matter of moments. We can stand there looking at Jesus just as Peter does and say, we have given up everything for you and NOW you say we can’t join? What more do you want?!
The simple answer: Trust.
Let Go, Let God. That was a plague on my dad’s desk. Let Go, Let God, what is the rich man not doing? He isn’t letting go that is for sure. We cling to the hurts of the past/misplaced belief/assumptions as if they were a bag of gold someone would steal. These bags of hurts of the past/misplaced belief/assumptions become our guide on how we see the day, how we deal with people. That bag of “gold” is weighing us down.
Letting go is like us looking at Jesus in the same way Peter did when he asked, “What will there be for us?” This thing we have is like our security blanket, familiar, there. Jesus looks like He is a million miles away, and besides He has more important stuff on His mind. Yeah, like us!
Let go, of control. It’s just an illusion that we have it anyway. Why not give it over to the Big Guy who is the one with the control in the first place.
Let go, of the idea that we are powerless. We are given dominion over our emotions, re/actions.
Let go, of the idea that God is forcing His life plan on us. God knows the plans He has for us, and they are in concert with our gifts, talents, and call.
Let go, of the idea that God does not hear or answer our prayers.