Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Let It Go


Dear Diary,

I just had an epiphany.

Definition: a sudden, intuitive perception of or insight into the reality or essential meaning of something, usually initiated by some simple, homely, or commonplace occurrence or experience (dictionary.com).

And what I just realised is that I am was a hoarder.

No, I don’t have a house filled with junk, quite to the contrary for those who know me.

But I do know how to hold on to memories, relationships and sometimes “hurtful” words in my head.

So while others “store up” junk in their homes, I store up intangible memories, some good ones and some bad ones, in my head.

And overtime, the “storage unit” (my head) has gotten overly cluttered.

So I knew it was time to de-clutter (separate the good/useful from the bad).

Thus, my “pursuit of serenity” which eventually led me to a certain message by Bishop T.D Jakes titled Let It Go.

Now why am I sharing this “publicly”?

Simple:

1)  I want someone out there to read the words in Bishop T.D Jakes message (below) and realise (just like I did) that sometimes its best to just Let It Go.

We all have to learn how to “de-clutter” our lives, then and only then can we make room for new and beautiful memories.

So read and reflect :):

Let It Go by Bishop 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.

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 bad people, 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 this year!!!...just LET IT GO!!!

Self explanatory yeah.

The Journey continues :).


Footnote: In LET IT GO, T.D. Jakes serves as the reader’s personal tour guide through learning about and embracing forgiveness, a word that is an ever present part of our vocabulary but not something that we truly apply in our lives with any regularity or meaning.

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