We’ve all heard the phrase, “Let Go and Let God.” What I find interesting is how different people interpret this differently.
One person might interpret it as this:
“I feel helpless. I don’t know what to do. I can’t do anything else. I’ve done all I can do… or at least all I want to do. I’ll defer my authority to somebody or something else and just do my best to accept whatever consequences may happen.”
This latter example is somebody who lacks authentic power. That person believes (consciously and subconsciously) that he or she is unable to affect change in the world. Often people in this mindset see things as happening “to” them rather than happening “for” them.
(Or even one step further, they don’t see themselves AS the happening itself!)
They adopt a victim mentality because their feelings of helplessness disable them from seeing themselves accurately. And by extension, they are unable to see reality accurately.
Another way to interpret “Let go and let God” is this:Read More »