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.