Hello old friends, new followers, and fellow bloggers-
It’s Tuesday, the weather is frightening and today was one of making hard decisions and letting go. It’s easy to talk about letting go but sometimes God asks for things that we’ve grown quite attached to. Sometimes we will give these things up, and sometimes it takes a sacrifice of self for us to release that which is super important to us.
Anything you’re not willing to let go of is an idol- PT, 6for2 Prayer
For me, it was a man. I loved this man so much so, that I couldn’t imagine my life without him being in it. God was like, “Oh really? Why don’t we find out?” And for the past six years, I lived life without this man being in my life. I found out that I didn’t need this person in my life for it to be filled with joy, adventure, and fulfillment. Without him, I was fulfilled because I found myself in Christ.
It’s hard to admit that you’ve been serving and striving for other things than God, who wants to face the truth that their heart hasn’t been totally devoted to their Savior? Not too many people.
But, I think honesty is the catalyst for freedom. It is not until we face the music that we become free!
In order to say hello to the new, we must say goodbye to the old. This can include but not limited to: who we thought we were, who we thought we would be with, where we thought we would live, what we sought career-wise, and other things we refuse to release control.
We must say goodbye because at every end is a new beginning.
I wish I could tell you that saying goodbye is easy. Oh man! I wish I could assure you that goodbyes won’t produce any tears, but that is simply not the case. In fact, a hard goodbye may cause you to cry for days but I promise that what’s coming is so much better than what’s been.
Give yourself time to feel, cry, worship, do whatever it takes to heal properly. To pretend that you’re not in pain is not holiness neither is it spiritual, it’s simply foolish and a sure way to remain injured. Feel, acknowledge what you feel, be honest with yourself and heal. Give yourself the permission to heal!
Your (God’s) way is not just right, your way is better! – PT, 6for2 Prayer
May you find the courage to say goodbye.