18“Forget the former things;
do not dwell on the past.
19 See, I am doing a new thing!
Now it springs up; do you not perceive it?
I am making a way in the wilderness
and streams in the wasteland.
What are you holding on to? Is there something, someone, or a lifestyle that deprives you of peace but you FEEL like you can’t let it go? Are you afraid of what’s on the other side? Do you feel stuck or in too deep? Honey, you’re not the only one! Many people feel this way. I’ve felt this way before in multiple areas of my life. Sometimes we attach ourselves to dysfunction and it becomes the norm. Have you ever felt so happy that you were afraid because you felt like something had to go wrong? Thats a prime example of how we so easily accept a sad, toxic, dysfunctional lifestyle and we fight everything that doesn’t mirror that CRAP. Yeah! I said it! CRAPPPPPPP! That way of living and thinking should be completely flushed down the toilet. God doesn’t want us to live a sad life, be in relationships that beat us down and rob us of our joy or struggle in every area of our life until our last breath. But we must do our part. We have to loosen our grip on the past, in order to access the blessings that God has for us now. For years I held on to things that I knew were bad for me because I was too afraid to let go. At some point I had held on for so long that I felt like that toxicty was all that I knew and I didn’t see a way out. I’m here to tell you, that there IS a way out. Let God work in your life, all you have to do is Let Go. Don’t worry about what’s on the other side. You’ve felt the pain, ran the streets lost, been hurt, you have cried many tears of sorrow. If you have already been in the darkness, then the other side must be the light. Don’t tell yourself that you can’t change or what you can’t do. Instead, remember and profess that you CAN do ALL things through Christ! And as your life starts changing, stay far away from people that constantly remind you of the old you or your old lifestyle. The people that God place in your life will accept and encourage your growth. If someone doubts you or constantly reminds you of your shortcomings. LET THEM GO! For a long time God spoke to me through other people and even in dreams, telling me that I wouldn’t receive my blessings until I let go of some things. I knew it was true, but I didn’t want to accept it. After letting go, my life has been changing so much. Many doors wont open until you close a few. Make room in your life for the new things. Trust that the Lord will make a way.
P.S when you let go…don’t look back