Daily Devotional Faith

Let It Go!

Look Closely. A long shadow may be clouding your future. It’s the shadow cast by the pain in your past–the parent who wasn’t there, the ex who betrayed, the boss who humiliated you.
Or perhaps you’re stuck in place by the unhappy residue of your own bad choices–the job you should have left earlier, the sexual secrets you keep, the doctor’s visit you delayed.

It is heart-stoppingly easy to get stuck in the darkness of bad memories. They are emotional quicksand and exert a strong downward pull on the psyche.

As I took a long hard look at my , I realised that in order for me to get to the next level in my life and move into the next chapter in my life, I have to get rid of the old. Are you ready for a new chapter in your life? In order to move forward into the blessings has for you, you have to be willing to let go of the old. The things that are behind you are not nearly as important today as what is out in front of you. It’s time to get ready for the “new”!

Some unfair things happen, things that you don’t understand. But let me tell you, you have come too far to stop now, despite what others may say and what you think. Instead of allowing those things to hold you back, why don’t you let go and take a step of faith into the new? It’s time to get a new, bigger vision; it’s time to get a new, fresher outlook; it’s time to rise up with a new attitude!

Today, Instead of settling where you are, pick up and move forward, no matter what has been said about you. Have the attitude that says, “I may not understand it; it may not have been fair, but I am not getting stuck on this page of my life. I know God has a new chapter for me–a chapter filled with blessings, favour and victory!

“And no one puts new wine into old wineskins. If he does, the new wine burst the skins and it will be spilled, and the skins will be destroyed.”

(Luke 5:37, ESV)

Pray With Me
Yahweh, thank You for Your faithfulness in my life. Father, today, I will trust You with my past, present and . God, give me wisdom to discern the seasons of my life, and teach me to embrace the new things You have in store for me. Cover me from my enemies and the devil who will seek to bring me back into the old, in ’ Name! Amen.

Today is the day to let go of the past.

You are never going to live out your true potential in life if you hold onto past hurt. You’ve already finished those chapters. Now is the time to re-write your story, one that is empowering and uplifting. As someone once said, “You can’t start the next chapter of your life if you keep re-reading the last one.” 

Quotes For Letting Go Of The Past And Moving On With Your Life

“If letting go, if letting people and things work themselves out in the way that they needed to without your was the most important thing, then it was also the hardest.”
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“When someone you love says goodbye you can stare long and hard at the door they closed and forget to see all the doors God has open in front of you.”
? Shannon L. Alder”

“If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you’re allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind.”
? Shannon L. Alder

“The greatest step towards a life of simplicity is to learn to let go.”
? Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

“If you want to forget something or someone, never hate it, or never hate him/her. Everything and everyone that you hate is engraved upon your heart; if you want to let go of something, if you want to forget, you cannot hate.”
? C. JoyBell C.

“Cry. Forgive. Learn. Move on. Let your tears water the seeds of your future happiness.”
? Steve Maraboli

“There is no such thing as a “broken family.” Family is family, and is not determined by marriage certificates, divorce papers, and adoption documents. Families are made in the heart. The only time family becomes null is when those ties in the heart are cut. If you cut those ties, those people are not your family. If you make those ties, those people are your family. And if you hate those ties, those people will still be your family because whatever you hate will always be with you.”
? C. JoyBell C.

“If you didn’t love him, this never would have happened. But you did. And accepting that love and everything that followed it is part of letting it go.”
? Sarah Dessen, Dreamland

When we think we have been hurt by someone in the past, we build up defenses to protect ourselves from being hurt in the future. So the fearful past causes a fearful future and the past and future become one. We cannot love when we feel fear…. When we release the fearful past and forgive everyone, we will experience total love and oneness with all.”
? Gerald G. Jampolsky

“Some people holding on and hanging in there are signs of great strength. However, there are times when it takes much more strength to know when to let go and then do it.”
? Ann Landers

“The beautiful journey of today can only begin when we learn to let go of yesterday.”
? Steve Maraboli, Unapologetically You: Reflections on Life and the Human Experience

“Let go of certainty. The opposite isn’t uncertainty. It’s openness, curiosity and a willingness to embrace paradox, rather than choose up sides. The ultimate challenge is to accept ourselves exactly as we are, but never stop trying to learn and grow.”
? Tony Schwartz

“Being different is a revolving door in your life where secure people enter and insecure exit.”
? Shannon L. Alder

“We can’t be afraid of change. You may feel very secure in the pond that you are in, but if you never venture out of it, you will never know that there is such a thing as an ocean, a sea. Holding onto something that is good for you now, may be the very reason why you don’t have something better.”
? C. JoyBell C.

“I realise there’s something incredibly honest about trees in winter, how they’re experts at letting things go.”
? Jeffrey McDaniel


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By Pastor Ray Patrick

Evangelism. Outreach. Ministry.
Pastor Ray Patrick is a R.E Teacher at The Eden School

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