As we continue to build our momentum of “Becoming”, which always focuses on moving forward and upward, let’s go within and begin.
Release your understanding upon your actions. Live it and Gracefully Acknowledge. Accept grace, joy and wisdom. Give thanks for it with a grateful heart. What then? Keep doing it. What? Being you.
Then you are “Becoming” the real, true, authentic you. All you were intended to be.
Still have questions, concerns, doubt or worries?
A key element of being “Becoming” is living a righteous life.
To do so requires we cast all of our cares upon God.
Ensuring that we are the same page let’s explore some shared definitions.
Righteous living on our path to “Becoming” can literally be defined as being “right especially in a moral way”. Being righteous means doing the right thing at all times not only for yourself, but also for others.
Other key elements of being a righteous individual are:
Moving forward then let’s establish that to “cast” literally means to “throw.” When you throw something to someone, you are releasing it, trusting they’ll catch it and handle it appropriately. So whether it’s tossing the car keys or passing a basketball, it’s the same analogy as releasing your cares to God. You are putting the responsibilities for them in His court.
So what exactly are your cares? They are different for each and every one of us, but can generally be understood as our personal fears, worries, doubts, anxieties, or troubles.
By handing them off to the Lord we are demonstrating trust in God that He is able and willing to deal with our concerns.
Inasmuch as Scripture Instructs us to cast our cares, and Jesus himself told people not to worry. Not to show obedience in this matter, would be the opposite of righteous living. It shows not only a lack of obedience but can be described as being dishonorable to God.
Why? Because if we do not release the anxieties for Him to handle and try to battle them alone, we are trying to do His job. Attempting to take His burdens upon our shoulders will crush us. However if we follow the advice of the Apostle Peter that weight can be immediately lifted.
Peter’s advice is to cast all our cares upon God.
None of us need to weigh ourselves down with emotional baggage. We don’t have to carry the burden of our worries. Nor must we submit to the bondage of fear, self doubt or loathing.
God is willing to release us from all of it. By taking all of our anxiety and concerns upon Himself.
By now you’re saying something similar to ( if not exactly as) ‘easier said, than done’. True but “Becoming” as we have well established by now involves work. Sometimes arduous labor. Making deep commitments and then elevating that dedication to the level of covenants.
Understanding that as well as coming together with common expressions of the involved concepts , now go ahead and ask me, “what’s next?”.
Oh good question. Glad you asked. For there are some steps to adopting this practice and making it a positive habitually routine of our daily living.
That’s why this week we shall delve deeply into our need for and our responsibilities to “Let go and Let God,” beginning tomorrow here on “Becoming Today”.
In the meantime. Here’s some homework… (isn’t almost all work being done at home these days?)… Anyway before we talk again, ponder these suggestions:
“Do not be anxious about anything” (Philippians 4:6)
“Don’t let your hearts be troubled” (John 14:1),
“Don’t worry” (Matthew 6:31).
And maybe even “Dont’ Worry Be Happy”?
To cast your cares upon God is truly an accountable measurable leap of faith. I have never said it would be easy nonetheless it is required for our “Becoming Today”.
Let’s do the work. Answer the following questions, truthfully and we will then formulate your own individual prayer to lighten your load, your mind, your heart and your Spirit.
- How will you Call on Him? When will you Call on Him? Where will you Call on Him?
- Do you Trust Him? Why? How will you show that you Trust Him?
- When will you Give it to Him? How will you Give it to Him? Why will you Give it to Him?
- When will you Rest in Him? Why aren’t you already?
Take time to reflect,pray and meditate on these questions. I’ve included the blank lines so you can print this out as a worksheet if you like.
Once you have answered truthfully, begin to notice the commonalities in some of your responses. Combine, revise edit and in the space below formulate your own “Casting Plan”.
_____________________________… in Jesus’ name. Amen.
You have your lessons. You have your prayer. Now put your testament into action. Affirm yourself, your belief, your Faith, your Hope, your Trust and your God, by signing and dating this oath:
I, ________________________, do hereby affirm my above stated intentions as boldly made declarations of my Faith, Belief in and Love for the Lord. This pledge is respectfully submitted for your and mine consideration; however those thought processes defer to and are secondary to the blind obedience I submit to God. I consider this a binding agreement between the Lord and myself, fully accepting all responsibility for co-creating Truth from this covenant.
Lightening our load, releasing our burdens, freeing ourselves to seek our destiny is all a part of being “Becoming”.
Now that you have your prayer, use it. Read it, memorize it, call out morning, non and night. Then tomorrow we’ll continue to work on releasing and “Becoming”.