Let Go – Take the Ride!

by | May 18, 2014 | Faith, Future, Obedience, Repentance, Transition, Trust | 1 comment

Your departure into the next season of life
will be like a hot air balloon ride. The last blast of heat from the burner has
filled the canopy. The balloon is filled and ready floating just a few feet
above the earth. Nothing else needs to
take place except releasing the lines that tether you to this time and place.

As the anchor lines tug and strain against the
balloon’s basket the observers below are waiting for you to toss off the
lines and start your climb.  But you
don’t do anything. The other balloons nearby are beginning to rise high above
you.  You can hear the passenger’s shouts
of joy as their elevation increases. Those below you at the other end of the
earthbound tether lines are yelling, “Let go – take the ride!”

Familiar feelings of fear and dread begin to rise
up within you, but in a courageous move you reach out and undo the anchor lines
of expectation, fear and regret.  Slowly
you begin to rise.  All of a sudden
everything that caused you to be bound to the earth by other people’s
expectations, your personal fear of failure and regret over past failures
begins to fade away as you rise. You watch as the disconnected tether lines fall
slowly back to earth coiling on the ground like defanged snakes.  You have now risen to an altitude where your
perspective has radically changed and you begin to wonder why you were ever
afraid of taking this ride in the first place. 
As you look out and begin to enjoy this newfound vista the winds of the
Spirit begin to push against your balloon taking you to places you never
dreamed possible.

1 Comment

  1. Unknown

    Pastor Garris Many many many Blessings to you! I love you, Man of God. Thank you for sharing what you hear from Daddy God and Jesus with us!
    P.S. Pastor Garris are you able to make the font a little bigger , please ?
    Thanks so much!
    Sadie Blackwood


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