Letting Go and Moving On

When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. – 1 Corinthians 13:11

Letting Go and Moving On

When was the last time you tried to break a habit, an old idea, a negative behavior pattern, or an unhealthy emotional recording from the past? It’s not easy! Even though you know you need to, even though you know it would be a good thing to do and will result in a healthier or happier state, it’s just a pain. And you’d rather live in the comfort of your misery, or so you think.

We often react like two year-olds whose parents are taking the bottle away. Tantrums, meltdowns, and tears always seem to be a part of the process.

What are you holding on to? What from the past are you hanging on to that you need to let go of? You know the things that tear you down and keep you from emotional health, but you just hang on to.

How many times has God given you the opportunity to give those things up because they keep you isolated and stuck, even poisoning your spirits? But it means letting go. There’s that “S” word again . . . surrender.

It takes a willing spirit. But you can walk in the victory that the Lord has already given you, if you choose it. Choose it today!

– Steve Arterburn

Faith, as Paul saw it, was a living, flaming thing leading to surrender and obedience to the commandments of Christ. – A.W. Tozer

Courage is the power to let go of the familiar. – Raymond Lindquist


One Comment

  1. dee February 2, 2014 at 4:51 am - Reply

    thank you- the Lord used you to tell me just what I needed to hear as I mentally prepare to move through the anniversary of my mother in laws death on 2/16/2010 and my husband’s death on 2/26/2010.
    The process of letting go of the past that I can never return to and moving forward into unfamiliar and unknown territory is a slow and painful process. I have been letting go little by little, but I know I still have a long way to go. There have been many tantrums and tears as He continues to push me out of my comfort zone , especially at this time of year when I find myself having to go through spiritual housecleaning and letting go of even more things the Lord shows me are hindering me from moving on.
    Prayers would be much appreciated- the spirit is willing but the flesh, that likes to surround itself with the familiar and comfortable, is very, very weak

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