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A friend of mine sent me this as an email forward. I believe that it is taken from a sermon of pastor, T.D. Jakes. Since it has a very good message, I decided that I’d share it, for those of my friends who might be dealing with something that they need to let go. I’ve edited it in certain areas to make it more like a blog post, as well as added some of my on thoughts at the bottom, before The Lord’s Prayer.

Directly below this, is a video that my friend also shared with me. It’s a video of Tyler Perry’s character, Madea giving advice on letting go. You will probably laugh, and maybe even cry, depending on what you might be dealing with currently. It relates very well to the message in this blog post. It’s so difficult to hear this advice, but sometimes, it what we need to hear.

“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.” -Anais Nin

WE ALL HAVE SOMETHING WE CAN LET GO

Let it go…by T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you: let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay. Let them go. And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead. You’ve got to know when it’s over.

Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to past hurts and pains…LET IT GO!!!

If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth…LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you…LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge…LET IT GO!!!

If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction…LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents…LET IT GO!!!

If you have a bad attitude…LET IT GO!!!

If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better…LET IT GO!!!

If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him…LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship….LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves…LET IT GO!!!

If you’re feeling depressed and stressed…LET IT GO!!!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it,” then you need to…LET IT GO!!!

Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new thing for 2010!!! LET IT GO!!!

Get Right or Get Left…think about it, and then LET IT GO!!!

“The Battle is the Lord’s!”

If you feel lead to, simply say “The Lords Prayer” for the person, or whatever the situation may be that you have been holding onto in your life. Seek what He wills for your life, because after all, why should you want anything different. Our plans are small, His plans are bigger than you can fathom, predict, or control.

The Lords Prayer, from Matthew 6:9-13

Our Father, who art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever. Amen.

Next, stop and think and appreciate God’s power in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to Him.

“Yes, I love my God. He is my fountain of Life and My Savior. He Keeps me going day and night. Without Him, I am no one. But with Him, I can do everything, Christ is my strength.”

God loves you and watches over you every day.

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Last night I tried to find comfort in the passage from Romans 8:26-28, especially verse 28, “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.” It is so comforting to know that God knows exactly what I feel, even more than I can comprehend for my own thoughts, and that He loves me so much that He looks out for me, even down to the smallest detail!

This is today’s excerpt from my devotional in “Springs in the Valley”, by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman. God really spoke to me in this, considering some of the recent things that have been troubling my heart, and it encouraged me to not dwell so much on the difficult times. God is in control and knows how things will turn out, and if I just give my concerns over to Him, things will work out for the best, according to His will.


Springs in the Valley by Mrs. Charles E. Cowman

September 13

How precious also are thy thoughts unto me, O God! how great is the sum of them! (Psalm 139:17)

Nothing is more beautiful than our Lord’s foresight!

There never was anyone so faithful or considerate or farseeing as Jesus. He had great commendation to give a woman, because she came “beforehand” with her ministry. It was His own manner to anticipate events. He was always thinking ahead of the disciples. When He sent His disciples to prepare the passover, there was found an upper room furnished and prepared. He had thought it all out. His plans were not made only for that day. He was always in advance of time. When the disciples came back from fishing, Jesus was on the seashore with a fire of coals and fish laid thereon. He thinks of the morning duties before you are astir; He is there before you. He is waiting long before you are awake. His anticipations are all along the way of life before you.

After the Resurrection, the disciples were bewildered, and the way looked black. But the angel said, “Behold, He goeth before you into Galilee.” He is always ahead, thinking ahead, preparing ahead. Take this text with you into the future, take it into today’s experience: “Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. . . . I go to prepare a place for you.” He is out in the world doing it. He will be there before you. He will bring you to your appointed place, and you will find your appointed resources. You will discover His insight, His oversight, and His foresight. You may not always see Him, but you can walk by faith in the dark if you know that He sees you, and you can sing as you journey, even through the night.  ~ John Macbeath

We mean a lot to Someone;
And ’tis everything to me
That to God His wayward children
Were worth a Calvary.
It’s the meaning of my Sunday,
And to Saturday from Monday
It is my hope that one day
My Savior I shall see.
Though the day be dark and dreary,
Here’s comfort for the weary—
We mean a lot to Someone
Who died for you and me.
~ Value and Other Poems