Just typing these words across the screen, make me realize how much I am still holding on to in my life. People who don’t serve my purpose, relationships that only bring me pain, circumstances that don’t drive my success, or help me with my dreams. Letting go, is one of the hardest things, we do in life. The stigma is this, “if I let go, it means I have given up” Is this true? I don’t think it is. When something brings you pain, or doesn’t help you to grow, letting go saves you, more than holding on, to something, that only destroys you.
And here I am, still holding on.
There are things in life that just can’t be. There are situations, that are there for a while, for a purpose. Some people, are meant to be a small part of your life and then it is time for them to go, to move on, so you can be, who you were meant to be. God can help you, but only if you give Him all of you. He can help only if you let Him. He will show you, how to let go of what is not meant for you. He will guide you, but only, if you give him all the pieces, only if you are really ready to let go of these toxic situations and people. He can’t do it for you, but He can see you through.
Letting go doesn’t mean I have given up.
Realizing where I don’t trust and where I lack in faith completely, really hurts my heart. I can feel the pain inside me growing like cancer as I am moving through the motions of life without completely trusting Him. I can feel the emptiness and the void inside me consume with doubt, insecurity, and shame. I want to let go and let God help, but something inside me, is pushing me to stay. How can I be expected to let go of those that hurt me, when they are the ones who are supposed to love me? When a friend hurts you, it stings. You grieve and move on, but when someone so close to your heart, causes this damage, you don’t know how to let go, and move on. While all those feelings are above the surface, I find refuge knowing that God loves me. He will always love me, and that won’t ever change. Regardless of how long it takes me, or how much pain I bare, when I am ready, He will be there.
God loves and accepts me whether I give up all areas of my life completely to Him or not. More than that, He’s waiting.
There is peace knowing that there is someone in my life waiting for me with open arms. Regardless of how many times I stumble, fall short, or how broken, He’s waiting. Letting go of areas in our life isn’t easy, it never is. Everything that I’ve held on to has hurt more than helped me, but there is healing.
That healing is found in God.
From someone who has always been in control of her life, letting go and letting God isn’t easy. However, it’s necessary if I want to to be happy in life.Truly happy. Because yes, happiness exists. As fleeting as it is at times, it’s there, it’s waiting, and its name is God. He is always there waiting for me. Waiting for me to say, it’s time to end this pain.
He’s waiting and it’s time I let go.
If there is something in your life you are currently holding on to, whether it’s past baggage, past hurts, let it go and give it to God. There is no harm in walking away from it, because there is a new life waiting for you. A life that matters.
Letting go doesn’t mean giving up, it just means finally letting God have control.
Let go and let God have it now.
Remember this, He can’t let go for you, but He will hold you when you do decide to free yourself from this and all things, that only cause you strife and further pain.
5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
and lean not on your own understanding;
6 in all your ways submit to Him,
and He will make your paths straight.
Written By: Debbie A. Devita
April 2nd 2012