I’m sure many of you are like me and hang onto possessions, memories and emotions which you really should have thrown out long ago.
Sometimes we hold onto people and/or emotions which are negative or detrimental to our Christian growth, but that doesn’t seem to bother us. Why?
Is it because we think we know better than God about what’s good for us?
Today please take a few minutes to review the belongs, emotions and people that are in your life, and identify those which you really shouldn’t hang onto any more. After all I’m sure we can all think of people in our lives who, for want of a better way of putting it, bring out the worst in us! I’m sure we all let our mind wander to events/memories which maybe caused us pain or anger at the time, and when we think about them even now, they still cause us pain or anger.
These are all things we need to let go of by giving them to God, and leaving them there.
I know that can be very tough, but take it from someone who has let past hurts and angers continue to affect me years after they occurred, keeping hold of them is poisonous both to our life and our faith. I finally realised this after many years of pain and anger over one situation, that I really had to “let it go” and give it all to God. I can honestly say, that having done that it made a huge difference to me, as although I still think about the situation sometimes, I now look at the positives that came from that situation, rather than focusing on the pain and anger I felt in the immediate aftermath.
So in conclusion, let go and let God!