this is letting go

I don’t want to get preachy here this fine (chilly) Friday morning. Coming in last night on my Crackberry, I looked down and saw a message from my good friend, TxDem. There are people who go through rough patches, where it seems there’s no way out in sight. I can honestly say I’ve never seen any of my friends be hit with quite the onslaught of events that have been hurled at her. If I’ve ever known someone who would completely be justified to have wanted to just throw in the towel and just string up that white flag, it would be her. But she’s strong. Even through the tears, the outpouring stories of her disappointments, complete with quivering lip, you can’t hide her strength. She’s weakened, but definitely not broken. And I know her. She’ll be stronger through it when she reaches the other side.

Anyhow, she sent an email to her friends thanking them for their support – a gesture which really touched me – and it was followed by the following by T. D. Jakes. Again, I don’t tend to focus this blog towards religion, politics, and the like. But this is good. And I figured who doesn’t need a good pick-me-up on a Friday? A Friday leading into what I hear (*ehem* but not for SOME…) is a long weekend at that. I thought it said some good things – things worth sharing. Perhaps some things I need to aim for myself as of late.

“Let it Go” … 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 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 for you!!!


Get Right or Get Left … think about it, and then … LET IT GO!!!

Sent via BlackBerry by AT&T


2 thoughts on “this is letting go

  1. Good post. I think letting go and holding on, while at opposite ends of the spectrum, are two of the hardest things to do sometime.

    I think in some ways the initial decision is only a catalyst in the whole chain reaction of the process. Even in letting go, it’s not fully gone. It’s still there… just beginning to fade slowly in the background, if we’re strong enough to let it fully go.

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