But one thing I do: Forgetting
what is behind and reaching
forward to what is ahead,
I pursue as my goal the prize
promised by God’s heavenly
call in Christ Jesus
Have you ever seen that show hoarders, where people have a difficult time letting go of objects.
It seems there is some sort of emotional attachment to these “things” they won’t rid of. Key word
here is emotional.
Is there something in your life you have a hard time getting rid of?
We all have something tangible or non-tangible that we have a hard time letting go of, because
of some emotion. I feel the non-tangible things are the ones that hold us back the most.
Maybe trust is an issue for you, and you hold yourself back because you can’t let go of the event
that caused you to have trust issues, sometimes it’s a job we won’t let go of, other times it’s a
relationship, or it can even be something tangible like that shirt you just can’t bring yourself to
throw away, because it beings reminds you of some sort of memory. Again, an emotion.
But when is time to let go of these things?
Some of the things we hold on to are toxic to our life and to our journey. Until we let go and let
God we won’t move forward. Personally speaking, I like to do things my own way, it comes with
the only child territory, but I have learned through time and many failed attempts that my way isn’t
always the right way. Some of the things I was holding on to prevented me from proceeding down
the path before me.
I have held on to some resentment, anger, amongst other emotions from my past for years, but
I have learned that sometimes I have to let go of my perceptions of what things should be, and
accept them for what they are. I can’t hold on to something that isn’t bettering me or my attitude.
It does no good for me or others around me.
By not letting go, we limit ourselves. The only limits we see are the ones we impose on ourselves.
Don’t let that one thing you can’t get rid of limit you.
The limits we place on ourselves are endless.
Maybe it’s a grudge you won’t let go of which is holding you back from re-establishing a relationship,
or it’s a job you won’t let go of because you need the money, could even be an expectation
you have for a person that they will never meet, which eventualy creates a hostile relationship.
There are countless things we never let go, simply because we CHOOSE not to. And by choosing
not to let go we are creating more harm than good.
Don’t hold yourself back, letting go is one of the bravest and toughest things to do, especially
when these things are out of our control, or have a strong emotional attachment to you. The only
thing you can control is how gracefully you let go. So let go of the guilt, anger, loss or betrayal.
Take that leap forward.
Let go, get out there and be who you are meant to be. Let go and be joyful. The only thing we
shouldn’t let go of is God. He will direct your paths. Hold on tight to him.