Letting Go

Letting go when you do not want to can be extremely difficult.  We tend to cling to it long after we should have let it go.  I know there have been a few times where I clung tightly to something even though it was doing me more harm to hang on.  Of course, like a small child would do, I would throw a tantrum and cry and yell “but I want it this way!”  And the more clung, the more harm it did.  Physically, emotionally, mentally, and most of all spiritually.  And it usually takes me a long time to get to my “okay God, it is yours” and truly walk away.  My mother and Laura Holland describe it best.  We kneel at the altar with bags and suitcases and drop them at Jesus’ feet.  We then pray “Lord, these are my hurts, habits, and hang-ups please take them and keep them from me” and we mean it with all our heart.  Then we get up, pick up those bags and suitcases again and we walk off.  Sure, we feel great and light for a little bit then something happens, and we find ourselves weighted down again.  So, back to the altar we, go and the cycle repeats.  I challenge you this, when you find yourself reaching for those bags and suitcases, pull out a memory verse, a cherished song, a whispered prayer.  Focus on God solely in that moment of reaching and soon what you were clinging too, will become a memory and then it will be buried so far deep you will have trouble recalling what you so desperately clung too

Published by Amanda-Lyn

I reside in the heart of New England with my 2 sons and my husband. My eldest son visits us frequently. When not in the office, I love to sing and to write and more than anything I love God and I follow Him truly truly ♥

3 thoughts on “Letting Go

  1. Amanda, I really appreciate your letting-go words this morning. Thank you. To remember again and again to turn toward the Holy and mean it with our whole heart. This is beautiful. ❤

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