Although the word relinquish is not mentioned in the Bible, the concept is surely there.
1 Peter 5:7
casting all your care upon Him, for He cares for you.
2 Tim 1:12
for I know whom I have believed and am persuaded that He is able to keep what I have committed to Him until that Day.
Reliquish means to voluntarily cease to keep or claim; give up. (on line definition)
But how do we do this?
In devotion time with the Lord, it's vitally important to be honest before the Lord. That's the first step in getting real with God. You see God desires "truth on the inward man"
The LORD is near to all who call on him, to all who call on him in truth. Ps 145:18
Once you learn to be completely truthful with God, then real healing can begin.
What I mean by this is that you don't try to hide anything from Him. He knows anyway. We need to just confess those feelings, thoughts, circumstances, and attitudes that we are dealing with.
I say, "You don't have to sugar coat with God." He already knows.
For example: If you are mad at someone, tell Him. "I am so mad at them."
Then surrender, "But God you know and understand, so give help me to forgive."
Then Relinquish, "God I want You to handle this. It's too overwhelming for me. I give this concern to you. Do as you please, and help me to Obey what you might have me to do."
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There are so many times that fear, anxieties, or issues can just plain pledge my mind. For the most part these things are out of my control, yet they try to control my mind.
This is where I really get real with the Lord.
I start to write down the things that bother me. Honestly.
Then I fold up the sheets of paper and place it here in my Relinquish Jar.
Now, I just started to do this but it's been helping me. Every time those cares and concerns try to overwhelm me I simply say, "I have committed this to the Lord already and I am waiting for Him to respond." Then those annoying bothering anxieties have no place in my mind or heart.
I am not saying it's easy, but it's worth it to try.
When we are honest before God, and let Him change our hearts, there is a freedom of letting go of the problems and committing them to His keeping. God will defend. God will work on our behalf, we just need to let Him do it.
I am learning to relinquish a lot more to God these days and I am finding that I am more a peace than in a panic.
Reliquish doesn't mean not to deal with issues. Oh, no. It's just that you are letting go of how you think they should turn out and allowing God to complete the situation as He sees fit.
I think we all need to do this "jar thing" time and time again to help but your mind at ease.
If you need a bit of mental release, give it a try. I am loving.