Emptying Yourself Out

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Let go, let God. There sits in front of you two glasses of water. Both are full. Imagine one is you and the other is Jesus. In the effort to get more of Jesus inside you, you must empty the first cup of its contents to be able to fill it with the contents of the second cup. To be completely filled with Jesus in your life you need to empty yourself completely of you and ask Jesus to fill you with Himself. 


Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again; Rejoice! Philippians 4:4

This verse was written by Paul. He was not rich with a big house, nice car, lots of cash, and with no worries. He was in prison and beaten. Can you imagine? He was in PRISON. He was in a hard spot, but still encouraged us to think on good things and to REJOICE! Philippians 4:8

What must we empty from our own desires to be fulfilled in Christ? What are we holding onto that we must let go in order to experience this kind of joy in hardship? 

These are some that come to mind…








Unmet Expectations



How do we empty our lives of these things?

Letting Go and Letting God


Proverbs 3:5-6 “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.”

#1 Trust God. 
Two words. Sounds simple, but so hard sometimes. Not living off our feelings and emotions, but submitting ALL our ways, plans, relationships, and stuff that we fill our cups with to God. 
Trusting God that He is enough for us and He will take care of us while we wait for Him to move. 
Even in the darkest of moments. Because we aren’t to ignore our pain and desires but we are to hand them over and submit them to our Heavenly Father. 
We are happiest when we are in His perfect will for our lives. 


#2 Pray! 

Read your bible and pray. Always remember that reading your Bible brings healing and a sound mind. 

What is prayer in the Bible?

#3 Remember who you are in Christ. 
You are a treasure. You are beautiful to Him. You are important. You are loved. God is with you even during these hard times in life. There is an end to this storm. God has given you a sound mind. 2 Timothy 1:7

When life and others have us down, scared, worried, sad, hurt or when the busyness of life overwhelms us, let’s think on rejoicing on the good things, changing our thought process, submitting our schedule to Christ, allowing God to redeem our pain and practice soul care and self care.

Letting go of the things that hinder God from moving in our lives and that steal our Joy will be the pivot point to us thriving in Christ no matter what is thrown our way. Let’s trust that God has us. He is our hope and our anchor. 

God is enough for us. Praise God!! 

Let’s pray that God will help us release what need to let go of and to keep our eyes on Him! 

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  1. Lisa Jorgensen

    April 27, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    Wonderful reminder! I'm all about praying and trusting God. Thanks for the pick-me-up.

  2. Jazmine Brown

    April 27, 2015 at 5:35 pm

    I love this concept. I really needed to hear this today. Thank you for sharing.

  3. chrissyluther

    April 27, 2015 at 5:47 pm

    Needed this today. You are a blessing!

  4. TheKimSix Fix

    April 27, 2015 at 6:35 pm

    Beautifully said Starla! <3

  5. Heather @ My Overflowing Cup

    April 27, 2015 at 10:57 pm

    Love this line: "Trusting God that He is enough for us and He will take care of us." That is where our family is right now. I'm not comfortable in our current circumstances, but I am trusting that He will see us through them, He is working in them, and we will be better off for them.

    Thanks for the encouragement today, Starla! May He continue to fill your cup to overflowing!

  6. Julie

    April 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Such wonderful reminders. Thank you! God bless!

  7. Clare Speer

    April 27, 2015 at 10:58 pm

    Such great reminders!!!! God is enough – but I needed this reminder today!

  8. Coupon Gal (Andi)

    April 28, 2015 at 11:56 am

    i think i really needed this 😀

  9. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    You are very welcome, Lisa.

  10. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    It's a daily effort, that's for sure. 🙂

  11. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Thank you, Jazmine, for stopping by.

  12. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Awww. Thank you Heather for your encouragement. God does care about the little things. 🙂

  13. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    Thank you Julie! I appreciate you stopping by.

  14. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I need this reminder everyday!! LOL Thank you for stopping by.

  15. Starla J.

    April 28, 2015 at 12:49 pm

    I am glad you stopped by Andi. Have a blessed day.

  16. storiesareimmortal.com

    April 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    I have to remind myself that there's nothing good about being full of myself. Thank you for the reminder.

  17. Samantha Ford-Godette

    April 28, 2015 at 3:05 pm

    Rejoice…say it again!!!! We have to remember that. What a great read.

  18. Sarah

    April 29, 2015 at 1:23 am

    Thank you for the encouragement today, Starla! "This is the Day the Lord has Made; Let us Rejoice and Be Glad in It." Really needed to hear that we must empty ourselves to him.

  19. Sarah Ann

    April 30, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I really needed to hear this! I've had a rough two weeks, and my emotions are all over the place. May God empty me and may I be filled with Him! Thanks, my friend!

  20. Melissa Whitling

    January 17, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Nice devotional!

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