A good friend of mine had this posted on her Myspace page a few years back, and it coincided with a really difficult time in my life. I took some comfort in what the message said, and I wanted to share this with all of you. I’ve noticed that so many people are feeling stuck; trapped; caught up and I thought back to this sermon.
Now, I know some of you are spiritual, some religious, and some don’t want to read anything that has the word “God” in it, and that’s fine. Just do me a favor, and read between the lines to see what’s trying to be said here.
LET IT GO FOR 2007 by T.D. Jakes
There are people who can walk away from you.
And hear me when I tell you this!
When people can walk away from you: let them walk.
I don`t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you.
I mean hang up the phone.
When people can walk away from you let them walk.
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.
The Bible said that they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us.
For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us
1 John 2:19 : People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can`t make them stay. Let them go.
And it doesn`t mean that they are a bad person, it just means that their part in the story is over. And you`ve got to know when people`s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You`ve got to know when it`s dead…
Let me tell you something. I`ve got the gift of good-bye.
It`s the tenth spritual gift; I believe in good-bye. It`s not that I`m hateful, it`s that I`m faithful and I know whatever God means for me to have He`ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don`t need it. Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!!
If you are holding on to something that doesn`t belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to….LET IT GO!!!
If you are holding on to the past hurts and pains…LET IT GO!!!
If someone can`t treat you right, love you back, and your worth…LET IT GO!!!!
If someone has angered you…LET IT GO!!!!
If you are holding onto some thoughts of evil and revenge…LET IT GO!!!!
If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction…LET IT GO!!!
If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents…LET IT GO!!!
If you have a bad attitude…LET IT GO!!!
If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it” then you need to LET IT GO!!!
Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. God is doing a new thing for 2007 LET IT GO!!! Get right or get left!! Think about it and then LET IT GO!!