“Letting go” is not a noun. It is more than a phrase. Letting go is an action. It requires work and actually doing what it states:: Letting go! In order to let go of something, a person must release it out of their possession and possibly into the possession of another. When a person gets “let go” from their job, they have been fired, released, never to return again…. When you let go, it frees you up to catch, capture, and possess something else for yourself. The more you try to hold on to things, the more difficult it will become to take on new things. Eventually, you are going to have to let go of something. Depending on what you’re doing, you make take letting go as a form of giving up, but its really not. It’s a form of moving on. Realizing that you have done all you can do, you put your best effort into it and it just wasn’t enough and you realized that your time was done. Take tug-a-war for instance. Two teams on both sides of a rope pulling each other, trying to become champs. Your pulling and pulling, with all your strength and all your might, the tug is on going. You get the upper hand, they tug a little harder, and you get pulled back. Eventually there will become some wear and tear. Eventually one team would have given it their all and finally will release the rope. What happens then!? Yes, the other team have the victory, but after the “released team” stumbles back, they will get up feeling great because they have let go of what was causing them grief, hurt, pain, and discomfort.
As seen in the demonstration above regarding tug-a-war, when you release something that you had such a tight grip on, you will stumble back, but do not let that deter you! Just because you stumble, does not mean you’ve fallen and/or down! Letting go is not only for you, but it is for whatever is being let go. It frees you and it from each other, allowing both entities to be released and opened and available for what may come next. Letting go is freedom, its life, its accepting that you are really not in control and being okay with that. It’s refreshing and it allows you to go on with your day and your life with no regrets and no look backs. It’s throwing in the towel and saying, “I surrender! I have given it my all and my all was not enough, so I’m letting go and releasing myself to be ready and get prepared for what may happen and come next.” I promise, ever since I really tried to stop figuring things out myself, holding on to things, quit focusing on the “what if’s”, and trying to analyze and think of what I could have done differently, I have truly been able to enjoy life!! Seeing it for the beauty that it truly is. Having breath in my body, blood flowing in my veins, and appreciating the simple things. And all of that is because I have let go! I have surrendered, said, “you know what, I am tired of carrying all of these things, I’m tired, its heavy, my mind is cloudy, I feel like I’m not living and life is just passing my by.” I let go and let God. He cannot do what He wants to do without our participation. You may ask, “why not because God is God and He can do anything?”, this is true, however, God uses man for His manifestation (learned that in Bible Study last week!). You see, God can’t use and utilize me like He wants to if I’m still holding on to bitterness, anger, insecurities, pain, brokenness, people, and unforgiveness. He wouldn’t be able to speak through me and into the lives of others if I didn’t rid myself of those things and then some. God is love. A broken, bitter, angry, insecure, full of pain and hatred person cannot and will not be able to show love, let alone give love; therefore, God would not have been seen or known because He is love.
Letting go is a necessity. It is what will promote you to another level. It will allow you to empty out some things so that you may be filled with new things. A person or a situation that you are holding on to, may very well have moved on and you are still stuck. Why!? Because you are still holding on. If you let it go, you free not only the situation or person from you, but YOU free YOURSELF from that situation or person and now you are open to allow other opportunities to come to you. So you do have some control. You can control whether you stay or whether you go. You shouldn’t have no man or situation to control or have power over you! God is the one who should be in control. He can go and take you where man cannot. It will be hard and may even be a bit difficult, but it will all be worth it! Take it from me. Soon you will be free and feel that weight being lifted off of you. I still have work to do and ways to go. I just ask that you pray FOR me as I pray for and with you. We shall overcome….together, with the help of God on our sides.
“I can do ALL things through Christ who strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13 (NKJV)
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28 (NIV)
“When doubts filled my mind, your comfort gave me renewed hope and cheer.” Psalm 94:19 (NLT)
“Casting all your care upon Him; for He careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7 (KJV)
“Throw your burden upon the Lord, and He will sustain you. He will never allow the Godly to be upended.” Psalm 55:22 (NET)