The most encouraging word that is usually given to everyone of us is “don’t give up”. We hear this all the time from our parents, our siblings, friends, mentors and from the pulpit.
While it’s very important for us not to give up on people, not to give up on our dreams, not to give up on life and everything and everyone that’s so dear to us, giving up doesn’t always mean you’re weak. sometimes it means you are strong and smart enough to let go and move on.
It takes a strong man or woman to move on in life knowing that God’s got him or her. It takes a strong man or woman to let go of his own understanding knowing that God’s Word will always be a light in his path of life. Abraham left his family, culture and all that was dear to him to an unknown land that God was going to show him.
Genesis 12:1-4 (KJV) says:
1 Now the LORD had said unto Abram, Get thee out of thy country, and from thy kindred, and from thy father’s house, unto a land that I will shew thee:
2 And I will make of thee a great nation, and I will bless thee, and make thy name great; and thou shalt be a blessing:
3 And I will bless them that bless thee, and curse him that curseth thee: and in thee shall all families of the earth be blessed.
4 So Abram departed, as the LORD had spoken unto him; and Lot went with him: and Abram was seventy and five years old when he departed out of Haran.
While it is important to sometimes give up on everything that is not bringing you closer to God and His Word, don’t let go of your confidence in God, no matter what you see around. Don’t turn to the left or to the right because something is happening, God needs your faith because of where He is taking you to.
Whenever you refuse to let go of the wrong things in your life and if all that you need to do to be able to move to the next and higher level of success in your life is to let go, you become very bitter. The risk there is that bitterness could hinder you from your next level. Bitterness is a killer. You need to help yourself and let go of the past. You deserve to be happy for others and as you do God would cause things to turn around for you.
Brothers and sisters, you should never forget that life is a theater… You have the responsibility of inviting your audience carefully. Not everyone in your life is healthy enough to have a front row seat in your life. There are some people in your life who need to be loved from a DISTANCE. Life is about moving on, accepting changes and looking forward to what makes you stronger and more complete.
It is amazing what you can accomplish when you let go of – or minimize your time with – those draining, negative, incompatible, ‘not-going- anywhere’ relationships or friendships. Your brightest future will always be based on a forgotten past, you can’t go
on well in life until you let go of your past failures and heartaches.
Today is a new day, observe the relationships around you. Pay close attention… Which ones lift, and which ones lean? Which ones encourage, and which ones discourage? Which ones are on a path of growth uphill, and which ones are going downhill? When you leave certain people, do you feel better or feel worse? Which ones always have drama, or don’t really understand, know or appreciate you & the gifts that lie within you? Don’t allow your future to be defined by your past. That is why it’s your past. Let go of yesterday. Let go of that regret. This is your day now.
I know how hard it is for us to walk away from our comfort zone but remember that the devil lied, tried to kill your dreams many times through your friends and acquaintances, he tried to destroy your hope and steal your joy many times. He didn’t win. You made it but you could have gone very far compared to where you are right now. So step out in faith today, God brought you this far. He is not about to leave you empty now.
Every day is a NEW beginning, take a deep breath and START AGAIN. Everyone is fighting a battle you know nothing about. Don’t let their battles become yours. Be kind to them and to yourself. Let go and trust that God will take you to places! I pray that may every situation turn around into the new for you in the name of Jesus.