Friday, 21 October 2011

Let It Go

I am not sure how long this poem has been in my life for or where I read it for the first time, but every time I read it is just when I need to. It's just when something is happening in my life...when I am feeling unsure about the people in my life or the relationships and space I share with them.It just pops up in my head! And when I read it, I know exactly what I need to do. I used to hold on to people in the fear of losing them. I used to do all I could with all my might just to have them in my life, but as I get older, I realise that when people want to be in your life, you don't have to fight to keep them there....they will just be there...because they want to be. Now I believe in the art of letting go!
Sometimes God only brings people in our lives for a certain period then afterwards they have to go, recently I had to let of a friendship which I really did not want to let go of but I had to realize that this person was only in my life for a certain period now it was time for her to leave.Letting go is one of the hardest lessons in life.It's easy to form an attachment to people and things. When you've formed an attachment to people and things, it can be a very painful experience and feeling when you realise that it's time to let go. Even the mere thought of not having that person or thing in your life just squeezes your heart in pain. But as hard as it is, it has to be done!
The poem that taught me about the art of letting go is by T.D Jakes. It's called Let It Go



LET IT GO!

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.

The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

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!

LET IT GO!!!

Get Right or Get Left .. think about it, and then.

LET IT GO!!!

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