I’ve always loved to golf.
I remember the very first time I went golfing. It was with my dad and brother at what I thought was the most amazing course on the northeast side of Indian Lake.
Actually, it was a cow pasture serving as a home for mosquitos.
It’s amazing how amazing things seem when you have no point of reference. 🙂
I decided I would pick up my clubs this year and get serious again.
I figured that there are only so many miles left in my legs and lungs when it comes to competing in triathlons, so I needed something to continue to feed my competitive fire.
Golf is best played when you gently grip the clubs.
Over-gripping the golf club can lead to golf elbow, which I’ve had and is quite painful and annoying.
Over-gripping people, places, and things in our lives can lead to becoming a control freak which is also quite painful and annoying, considering we have very little control over anything other than our attitudes and our effort.
Back to the opening quote…
I’ve experienced true freedom many times over the years by letting go.
The first thing that pops in my mind is when I finally accepted our Dear Jordan for exactly who he was and not what I thought he should be.
I could go on and on and on…but that first one taught me plenty.
Where are you over-gripping the “club” in your life?
Try letting go.
If you struggle with letting go, pray for God to give you the desire and willingness to let go.
Freedom awaits you.
Ephesians 4:31-32, “Let all bitterness and wrath and anger and clamor and slander be put away from you, along with all malice. Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.”