Thursday, January 7, 2010


Thoughts about pressing on....

Credit: Rev. Bishop T. D. Jakes
“There are people who will walk away from you. 
And hear me when I tell you this!  When people 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, and 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, “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 meant to be 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 or that you are a bad person.
It just means that their part in your story is over.  And you've got to know when
certain 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 the relationship is dead. 
You've got to admit when it's over.   Let me tell you something. I've got 
 the gift of good-bye.  I think 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 that 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..... 
If someone has angered you…..LET IT GO!!! 
If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge..... 
If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction..... 
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......   
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 to heal a broken relationship..... LET IT GO!!! 
If you keep trying to help someone who doesn’t accept or want your help.....
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.....
'The battle is the Lord's!' NOT yours! 
Stop and think and appreciate God's power in your life. 
He has been so faithful to you…now you know what you can do
to be pleasing to Him.  
God loves you and watches over you everyday.  
He keeps you going day and night. Without Him you are no one,
but with Him you can do everything. You CAN do this LETTING GO.
It is not too hard for you. Christ is your strength. You will be Blessed!
Take this message to heart. It is meant for YOU. Take action on it now.
Don’t delay. Don’t blow it off. God will know when you really mean it 
and He will bless you with a fresh start in a new direction. Don’t miss 
your chance!

This will be the first day of the rest of your life!”


1 comment:

Jennifer Botkin Phillips said...

I cannot believe how profound this entry is and how right it was for me to read. Thank you for writing it. It seems there may be some letting go ahead of me - a relationship that no longer is meaningful or puroseful. I'm so glad it's not a marriage! What a blessing I can freely move on. God bless you and keep writing. Love, Jennifer