Monday, January 6, 2014

Learning To Let Go

Sometimes we hold things too long in our hearts. We cling to them tightly and we struggle to loosen our grips even when all the signs point to the obvious fact that we need to let go.

We can be so stubborn.

Pride is never our friend. It disguises itself as one – but it’s not. It strangles anything that is pure, genuine, and good.

There are battles we need to wage and fight for in life. But there are also things that we need to let go of, in order to be emotionally, physically, and spiritually healthy and whole.

We need to let go of the fact that something “unfair” happened to us. It probably did. It happens to everyone.

We need to let go of those expectations that weren’t met. Everyone is disappointed at some point. You win some and you lose some. It’s life.

We need to let go of our jealousies. Not everyone can be top dog. Not everyone gets the treasure. But I’m willing to bet you are still blessed.

We need to let go of our loneliness. There will always be people who aren’t there for us. But we can be there for someone else. And in the process, we aren’t lonely anymore.

We need to learn to let go of our need to be noticed. The right people who love us for the right reasons, will notice us. They will appreciate us. Maybe not every day – but they will love us in all the seasons of our life – good, bad, ugly, and pretty.

There is so much we need to learn to let go of. The ugly things that suffocate us from growing and becoming more loving, honorable, warm people. The things that hold us back from becoming who we truly want to be. Who we were MEANT to be!

Learning to let go is one of the hardest lessons in life. Letting go of our children once they are grown. Letting go of a parent, once they are old and pass away. Letting go of dreams and health.

But it’s part of life. Part of becoming part of a beautiful circle of life. A blessing that God has given us to live, love, and be loved.

So let those grievances go. Swallow the pride that wants to bury you in regrets and live a more free life. A beautiful one.


Unknown said...

Letting Go was a theme for me during my previous blogging days. It's so hard to do. Little by little, though, I get better at it.

Mary said...

Letting go is so hard in some areas. It's nice to know others have difficulty too.