Sometimes it is hard to deal with life. Annoying people. Traffic. Illness. Frustration. I’ve discovered the best way to deal with the world on days when everything is not working, is to retreat — to God. That is the time when He needs to empty me of me. I need to slow down and allow life to occur the way it wants to. I need to get out of my own way and instead let God be my guide.

How to do that? Surrender. Take a few moments for a quick prayer and say God, I surrender this day to You. I am letting You show me what you want me to do and where You want me to be.

When I let go and let God — suddenly everything smooths out. It’s on His timetable. The world won’t come to an end if I go to bed earlier than usual, or if we eat frozen meals.

I have found when I let God empty me of me, I am really letting Him fill me with his spirit. I am letting Him be in charge. And He has a much better perspective on everything than I have.

Today was one of those days for me. Lord, empty me of me! And fill me with You.

For more ideas about how to let go read How to Find Rest in God