Sunday, July 20, 2014

Letting Go and Moving Forward♥

Happiness is a form of courage..I've made a decision and if you can't tell from the the title of this blog, I'm letting go. Not only letting go of certain people but also the way they've hurt me and I'm standing up and saying: If I'm not enough for you, then I'll be on my way.♥

I won't get into all the details but I just feel like some people no longer deserve anything from me because they have not treated me with the respect I deserve as a human being. I'm not someone who holds grudges; I've actually given a lot of people multiple chances to prove they deserve a spot in my life. I'm a very trusting person so much so that I allowed certain people back in my life who I should really have forgiven, wished well, and continued on my merry way in life.

This is a decision that I've been turning over and over in my head for a while now. It's part of the reason I've been blogging about being down and having dark thoughts. These people aren't bad people, it's just that I've either outgrown them or they continue to steal my peace of mind and hold me back from my true God-given destiny because they are envious, have impossible expectations of me, or just a negative attitude toward me and the things God is doing in my life.

God has finally sat me down and told me: "How long will you mourn for Saul, seeing as I've rejected him from reigning over Israel?..."-1 Samuel 16:1. God doesn't want me to rehearse old wounds anymore, question things I don't understand and things that seem completely unfair, nor does he want me to keep regretting things I've done. He wants me to move forward. ♥

Yesterday is gone and you will be OK
Place your past into a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook oh
Yesterday is dead and gone and so today
Place your past into a book, burn the pages
Let 'em cook- Sia, Burn The Pages

Today, I was watching Joel Osteen's teaching and these are the things I took away from it:

"As long as you're living in regrets, it's going to keep you from the bright future God has for you. Move forward and God will vindicate you."

"We should focus on what we can change, not what we cannot change."

In order to truly let go: you must quit thinking about it, quit talking about it, and quit reliving it. ♥

The Bible says in Philippians 4:8: "Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things."

God will give you beauty for your ashes but you have to let go of the ashes so God can give you beauty.

Instead of your shame
    you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
    you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
    and everlasting joy will be yours. -Isaiah 61:7

That is what I'm finally doing surrendering it all to God. The pain, the heartbreak, the rejection, the betrayal, the abandonment, the disappointment, the feeling second-best, the feeling of not being enough, and forgiving those that made me feel that way but letting them go and giving them to God to take care of because my part in their life is over and only God can take care of them now.

So if you are one of the people I've chosen to let go of please know although this decision was incredibly hard for me because I care about you and love each of you so much, I've entrusted you into the best hands possible and he's never letting you go. As for me, this frees me to let new people and opportunities into my life and I plan to forget to what lies behind and strain toward what lies ahead. (Phil. 3:14)♥

Sunday, Keke Palmer posted a poem via her Instagram that also seemed to fit perfectly with this topic of letting go, you can read it below:

Until next time, let us pray:

Love Times Infinity,
God Bless
~Just Keep Swimming~

1 comment:

  1. i wonder what is it about letting go lately? i also wrote something similar. :)

    i think we all come to a point when we just have enough, huh?


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