Let Go & Let G-d

on Sunday, 20 September 2015. Posted in Inspiration , Motivation, 12 Step Attitude, Stories

From Jewlarious at aish.com

A man was walking in the mountains just enjoying the scenery when he stepped too close to the edge of the mountain and started to fall. In desperation he reached out and grabbed a limb of a gnarly old tree hanging onto the side of the cliff.

Full of fear he assessed his situation. He was about 100 feet down a shear cliff and about 900 feet from the floor of the canyon below. If he should slip again he'd plummet to his death.

Full of fear, he cries out, "Help me!" But there was no answer. Again and again he cried out but to no avail. Finally he yelled, "Is anybody up there?"

A deep voice replied, "Yes, I'm up here."

"Who is it?"

"It's the Lord"

"Can you help me?"

"Yes, I can help."

"Help me!"

"Let go."

Looking around the man became full of panic. "What?!?!"

"Let go. I will catch you."

"Uh... Is there anybody else up there?"

Besides for being a good joke, this holds a deep lesson. "Let go and Let G-d" is the foundation of recovery. When G-d puts us in a desperate situation, He is trying to get our attention. He wants to catch us and save us, He's just waiting for us to let go and let Him. Unfortunately, all too often we look for "another" god/answer, rather than admit defeat and give over our lives to Him.

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