Follow Me and Let It Be
For you died, and your life is hidden with Christ in God. 4 When Christ who is our life appears, then you also will appear with Him in glory. Colossians 3:3-4 NKJV
Some people look at their life and think that they need to do something to make their life work, especially as they start to get older. They believe there’s something to yet to do, somebody to see, or someplace to go to make their life work. But what does say?
In the Scriptures, the very first spoken Words of God are, “Let there be . . .” (Gen. 1:3), and Jesus’ first call given to Peter and Andrew who would become His disciples was, “Follow me and I will make you . . .” (Matt. 4:19). According to the text above, if you believe that your life is hid in Christ and that Christ is your life, then, what is God saying about your life? Perhaps God is saying, “Follow Me and let it be.”
God promised to show you the path of life when you live in His presence. There would be fullness of joy, and at His right hand, pleasures forevermore (Psalm 16:11). God’s path for your life includes living with an awareness of His presence, much joy, fulfilled desires and gratification forever. Thus, life was never meant to be stressful, strained, or a struggle. Life should be a flow living in the joyful presence of God, so it’s absurd to say that “you’re trying to make your life work.”
God is life. His life is your life; therefore, God lives in you, through you, as you (V John 1:4; 14:6). You don’t need to make your life work, you need to let God work doing what He knows how to do and what He is fully able to do in you, through you, as you (Phil. 2:13). You don’t have to figure out your life (Matt. 6:25, 27; 10:39). Your redeemed life in Christ is supposed to be about gladness and joy (Isa. 35:10). Hear the Word of the Lord saying to you, “follow Me and let it be!”