Thursday, May 22, 2008

Let it GO

I was looking back over some things I've saved and this one is one I need. It's by one of my "Favorite" Men of God. I have been blessed to go to the Potter's House on my trips to Big D.
Read this words and see if you didn't need them today.
By 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. I mean hang up the phone. When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who 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 for you…LET IT GO!!!
Get Right or Get Left .. think about it, and then LET IT GO!!!
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5 comments:

It's All Good! said...

Hi Lorie, After some months of experiencing loss of friendships after the Lord dealt with us to leave our church of 15 years, I can definitely relate to this. I think I'm saying "let it go" on a daily basis along with constant forgiveness! But God is so faithful and when we're obedient to Him and not the 'opinions of man' then with that comes His Peace! Thankfully!
God bless,
Brenda
Thanks for reading my sis Reva's story. I am so blessed to have her still.

wondermommy said...

That is a wonderful post! Great words.

Thanks for your kind words at my blog...it really touched my heart. It is great having you out there reading!

Pink Icing on the Cake said...

Hi Lorie,
Oh I love this, I have read this before and it really spoke to me at a time in my life when I needed it. Thanks for the reminder. Hey stop by sometime, I miss you.

Hugs,
LeAnn:)

It's All Good! said...

Hi, again, Lorie...just wanted to let you know that a picture is coming...I haven't purposely not posted one...I just don't have a recent one to post plus I recently broke my glasses, bummer. So all that to say that, seriously, one of these days I'll surprise you with a pic!
Have a great day!
Brenda

Betty said...

Lorie, this is one of the most inspirational things I have read in a long time. It wouldn't hurt me to make a copy of this and read it at least once a day. I don't take rejection very well and have a hard time letting it go. Reminds me of a saying that goes like this: "Let go, Let God." A lesson we all need.

Thank you so much for posting this.