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Letting Go

on May 17, 2015

Letting go is something we all struggle with.  Whether it’s letting go of a relationship that needs to end, that horrible thing somebody told us about ourselves that we started believing, the pain from someone offending us, or anytime we recall the times that people hurt us in any way.  We hold onto all these things like luggage and everywhere we go it’s like a vacation and we pack all the stuff we can’t let go of into our luggage and take it everywhere we go (grocery store, work, home, church, etc.)  We treat it like it’s some expensive brand of luggage that we have to take extra care of because we hold onto it with such a tight grip allowing no one else to carry it for us. If we are clutching onto our baggage, then how can our hands be free to receive from God?

Sometimes we carry around our baggage because we have found comfort in it and letting it go would cause us to be uncomfortable, vulnerable and show us our weaknesses.  Your baggage is over its weight limit in your life and it is costing you extra to carry it.  It is costing you peace, joy, happiness, and the ability to receive from God and others.  Carrying overweight luggage can also cause your growth with God to be stunted and for you to grow away from Him.  Don’t allow your baggage to cheat you out of your destiny or cost you what you hold precious and dear to your heart.

Don’t clutch onto your baggage, it was meant to be surrendered to God.  Give Him your checked baggage so He can handle getting it to its rightful destination which is out of your life.  Also, if you like carrying your baggage don’t go back to God to claim your baggage.  For He can do far more with it than you can.  Can you hold your baggage and heal from it at the same time?  No, so let it Go!  Can God heal you from your baggage while you clutch it with your hands?  No, so trust Him today and turn it over to Him and Let it Go.  Baggage discourages you instead of encouraging you.  Those negative thoughts tear you down instead of lifting you up.  Remember to not only speak life and not death but think life and not death. When all you do is speak and think death, you are exactly where the enemy wants you to be.  You have to first think life (positively good things), then you will speak life into your situation.  When you speak and think life you are exactly where God wants you to be, by creating an atmosphere of faith where miracles can happen.  Letting go is surrendering it to God.  Is there anybody better you could surrender it too?  It says in Matthew 11:28-30 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.  For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”

Let go of all the junk, trash, nasty leftovers and the baggage today to create room for God to fill you up with his goodness.  Then you will have created a space for blessings to come your way and your hands be free to receive them.  Ask God today what am I still holding onto that I need your help to let go of?  Then wait for Him to reveal it to you, surrender what He shows you to Him and watch the incredible transformation that takes place in you and your life!  He loves you too much to leave you who and how you are today.  He wants to make you better so you can live better.


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