For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end. (Jeremiah 29:11)
One of the hardest things to do in life is to let go! To let go of someone or something/s. For me personally, it is among one of the hardest things - to let go, just let it fall apart and walk away. Letting go brings pain and discomfort that we are often times not ready and willing to go through that experience. But what if letting go and allowing a relationship for example to fall apart, it is so that you can pick up the pieces some time later in order that you can put it back together again? It's possible. Sometimes we just need some time apart.
On the other hand, what if it means walking away for good leaving the broken pieces and never going back? No regrets. No hard feelings. You've both exercised the grace of forgiveness towards each other.
It is clear that we will each experience failures, broken relationships, difficult and challenging passages throughout our journey. And within each of those moments, we are given a unique seed called opportunity. Here comes yet another challenge - in the midst of what appears to be a set back, a disappointment, or even sadness, we struggle with what to do with that seed. It is hard to embrace the seed of opportunity given to us in times like that.
But when the dust gets settled, minds are cleared and we become more focused, we begin to realize that there is a purpose for everything that happens in our lives. Someone walked away from you leaving you feeling crushed and defeated. And, as hard as this may sound, you and I are exactly where we need to be at this point in time.
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Do not resist it. Do not fight it. Do not cut corners, because there is no short-cutting to life. Everything that we have encountered along the way was intended to bring us to this point and place called now and now is right on time.
The questions we need to be asking - What is God trying to show you? What is God saying to me? Between you and God, the answer is right there. And if you do not yet know it, take some time for introspection and meditation. He is a faithful and true God and He will not withhold the answer from you.
The truth is though, sometimes you just have to part ways with people. Sometimes you've got to loose yourself in order to find it again. If someone was truly meant to be in your life, no matter if they walked away, when the time is right God will place them in your path again.
Let go so you can be healed from your past wounds. Let go in order to re-group and get your thoughts into proper perspective.
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I never thought that I would be at this place again but I have to take a few steps back in order to leap forward. Life has presented me with the opportunity to show mercy and compassion to myself first so that I am better able to show mercy, compassion and kindness to others who are faced with the same dilemma in their life.
My transparency to the world is not magnify or make light my own vulnerability. It is to let others see me in the hands of the potter as He molds me, and shapes me, heals me and fills me. It is to bring the life of others through me into reality.
Abraham Lincoln once said, "We can complain because rose bushes have thorns, or rejoice because thorn bushes have roses."
It all depends on you. You have the power to choose whether to let go because all you see is roses bushes with thorns or rejoice because even by letting go, you can see and smell the beautiful roses among the thorn bushes. No matter what we do, life will always have challenges, ups and downs and the short of it is, when these things come our way, it can be said that life 'sucks.'
On the other hand, life is the most precious gift and it is beautiful. We may not be able to trust others, even ourselves, but surely we can trust God who gives us life, and trust the movement of life knowing that it has grander plans for us than we could have ever imagined!
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Our centering thought for today - You have the power to let go, the choice is yours
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