One of my kids’ favorite books to read is an I Can Read book from Mercer Mayer entitled “The Fall Festival”. I don’t know why this is their favorite, the words are simple and many times I embellish the story so that it lasts longer. The pictures are colorful and the critters are funny. For some reason, I can’t seem to get a specific page out of my mind. Its page 26, where little critter is playing horse shoes: I aim…. I throw….. I FLY….. I forgot to let go. Isn’t this a great word picture of our goals in life? We aim for our goals, we put ourselves in motion, and then we hang on to OUR methods and ultimately fall short of the goal we thought God wanted us to do. We end up landing in a discouraged heap short of our goal because we forgot to let go. I’m full of clichés- a saying that I’ve heard quite a bit is ‘Let go, and Let God’. When we are walking with God and are in tune to His construction around us we can have full confidence that if we set our goals based on His leading, then we have the freedom to step forward in faith and let go.