Last week God spoke to me as I was conversing with a good friend. Yeah, it caught me off guard too! LOL But as I was sharing my hesitance to forgive someone who offended me, He simply said it like this: The offense is not what is going to kill me… unforgiveness will. You have to Master the Art of LETTING IT GO!
Let that marinate for a minute. (pause for a break of silence as soft music play in the background)
Here’s the thing: letting go of the pain that was caused by someone I thought loved me is challenging. Letting go of pain that someone I didn’t even know is challenging. Hell, let’s just say letting go of pain period is challenging!
It’s not like we are trying to hold on to the pain. It’s not like we don’t want to let it go. It’s not like we enjoy feeling this pain.
It’s so irritating when people come up to me and say, “Let go and let God.”
Girl BYE! Boy BYE! Have a seat!
The worst thing you can say to someone who has harbored that level of pain in their soul for years is to “let it go”. Don’t you think we would’ve let it go a long time ago IF WE KNEW HOW???
You see, THAT is the part that we fail to realize. We want to let go of the pain, but we don’t know “how”.We want to let go of the pain, but we don’t know “how”. Click To Tweet
So here’s how God broke it down to me. He said it’s an art. It’s a practiced art. You have to practice letting go. Just as you walk into the room, pick up your car keys, then walk out and turn the lights out. That is a normal routine you probably do every single day, without thought or analysis. You just do.
Just like you get up in the morning, get out of bed, and hopefully brush your teeth without thought or analysis. You just do. It’s a part of your normal routine. So much so that you don’t even give thought to it. But I guarantee that you “learned” that behavior from somewhere. And in the beginning you had to keep reminding yourself not to forget to brush you teeth in the morning. Now it is a normal part of your routine. It has been adapted into your lifestyle.
Same with letting go.
You have to practice it. It won’t come easy. It won’t be natural at first. And it won’t feel good. But you have to continue practicing it until it becomes your new norm.
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