LET GO !!!
Have you ever tried setting a bird in captivity free? Or seen the joy on the face of a person doing so? I identify so much with that picture, and almost feel like it is liberating oneself in the process…. Especially watching the bird fly away when the cage is opened.
I really believe in my heart that it is time for us to set ourselves free!
We are a bunch of people strong on emotions, ties and relationships, which is great…..
However, sometimes we have to let go because it is such an essential part of life. Whether it is people we have been holding on to, a painful memory, an emotion like unforgiveness, an unsuccessful job stint or a failed business, harbouring bitterness, discouragement, or nurturing the pain of having lost someone, may even be the death of a close family member …. it is time to LET GO!
To liberate yourself, to start afresh, to soar higher and to achieve the impossible.
Remember, a gardener “Prunes’’ (trims/cuts off) parts of his plants periodically and this is considered an “essential skill”. It is done to encourage healthy growth and flowering. This process in fact “alters” the very form and growth of the plant. And, what is crucial is that it needs to be done at the “right time and season”.
It is “time” friends to “prune or cut off” or LET GO! of some things in our life, essential for our healthy growth and to alter our form and state for the better!
Sometimes, it could be an unfulfilled dream or ambition. The lack of it coming to pass that could make us feel like a failure, making us depressed and negative. It could even hold us back from venturing out and trying again…. LET GO! ..and look to a new day and a new way…. surely God rewards perseverance and sincerity and it will come to pass.
At times, we hold on so tight to our children even after they get married or even as they are growing up and refuse to let go… It is almost like we lose our own identity in the process of our marriage and bringing up children.
LET GO!, because we are only stewards of our children and need to give our best and trust God to let them live their lives and make the right choices basis all we have taught them.
Our FEARS for instance are so dominant in holding us captive. Can I do this? Will I be able to make it? “What if” I fail, falter, and make a fool of myself …. Go right ahead… LET GO! of the fear and at least give it a try…. When you do it once you will have the courage to try again.
The OPINIONS of people matter so much to us that we base our beliefs and value system of self on those opinions which in most cases are negative. LET GO!
TIME TO TAKE ACTION:
So dear friend, even as you read this little message, write down what is the one main thing or maybe two to start with, that you need to LET GO of. Something that grips you and holds you in bondage. What is it that clips your wings, not allowing you to take proper flight or any flight at all.
It is personal to you and to me but we need to identify it. Recognise what is it that you need to be set free from… Painful memories, a futile relationship, fear, unfulfilled dreams and aspirations, peoples’ opinions, past failures and experiences, negative words over your life …Make a resolve to set yourself free from it and do this every once in a while you are feeling stuck.
I sure know it is time for me to do the same!
Believe in yourself, believe in new opportunities and believe in a God of second and third and fourth chances. LET GO today, of whatever has held you captive because you were born to fly, to be a winner, to be a shining star, and to be victorious…… Don’t let anything pin you down and hold you back! It may be tough and even painful, but is it essential? YES, because freedom is our birthright…
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
A time to get and a time to lose, A time to keep and a time to cast away:”
-Ecclesaistes 3:1,6 (The Bible)
There is a time to hold on and a time to release…Now is that time my friend, to LET GO!….
And right now, I pray that you would make that conscious effort to go by yourself to a quiet place, open up the bird cage (the thing/person/emotion/failure or whatever it is that has held you captive) and LET GO!
In order that you can be ready to start afresh, to soar high, to dream again and achieve the impossible. More so, for you and me to live a life of confidence, peace, joy, and freedom…..
Be blessed & be a blessing,
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