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Let It Go!


Saturday, January 17, 2009



2008 was about "Laying Aside the Weight" for me. I wanted to unload the anger, fear, stress and depression that had held me captive for so many years. During last year I came to understand what pushed my buttons and sent me to the fridge. I also learned how to deal with those things in a more adult manner. Thankfully I've been able to get past most of the things that caused me pain and anger. I've come to accept them as part of my life and they can either destroy me or strengthen me. I think the weight loss ticker shows the strength!
I acknowlede those things happened, I couldn't do anything to avoid them, the people who inflicted the damages either didn't care or didn't know any better. They're no longer in my life or on this earth and can't hurt me any more unless I let them!

Someone sent me an email chain letter that actually had something readable. I want to share this with you because like me you could be holding on to something that's causing you pain, anger, fear stress and depression. It's probably causing you to eat too. My pain came from things that happened in childhood, as a teen, as an adult and yes...in bad relationships too. As strong as I am now, I can look back and can't believe I was so scared of people who in reality were so weak they had to use intimidation to control me. I'll never let that happen again! When you find yourself in this poem start at that point in resolving to get that emotion under control or out of that situation. Believe me when I say this: You won't get to your happy, lightweight, 3 dress sizes smaller, healthy eating future until you...Let Go!
Spreading Sparkpeople love,
Renee

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.
You've got to know when it's over. Let me tell you something.
I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual 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 past hurts and pains .....
LET IT GO!!!

If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and
see your worth.....
LET IT GO!!!

If someone has angered you ........
LET IT GO!!!

If you are holding on to 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 you keep judging others to make yourself feel better......
LET IT GO!!!

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take
you to a new level......
LET IT GO!!!

If you are struggling with the healing of a broken
relationship.......
LET IT GO!!!

If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try
to help themselves......
LET IT GO!!!

If you're feeling depressed and stressed .......
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 2009!!!



LET IT GO!!!



Get Right or Get Left
.. think about it, and then ....

LET IT GO!!!

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
KATELJM 8/15/2009 10:24AM

    Very well stated.

"I wanted to unload the anger, fear, stress and depression that had held me captive for so many years."

Yes, indeed. Life isn't always fair, but the challenge of living is to learn to let go and to find the support we need to become the people we can be. When we hold onto to the hurts, we end up incorporating ways to hurt ourselves. Why should we support and glorify our oppressors!

Today, I ask myself if my choices show that I am treating myself with love and respect. I want the best of me to thrive.

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MZSASSY 1/22/2009 3:59PM

    IM LETTING IT GO
SO FAR I HAVE HAD TO LET GO 2 REALLY GOOD FRIENDS
AND I HATED IT, BUT ITS SOMETHING THAT HAD TO HAPPEN.


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JILLWILSON2102 1/19/2009 6:04PM

    Renee - what a wonderful message. Reading this gave me chills. Thank you. Jill

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MARTINIGAL413 1/18/2009 1:11PM

    emoticon for sharing this. I assume most of us hang on to things when we really just need to let them go. Thank you for this much needed reminder.

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SJELZY 1/18/2009 12:40AM

  God is SO GOOD!!! I received this this week also. It hit me right where I live. It was so on time it is ridiculous! Let It Go! So simple yet not easily done. When we finally decide to Let Go and Let God-we can receive what God has for us. Our hands and our heart are open to Him. We can walk in the Blessings He has for us. Thank you for confirming His Word.

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**EVA** 1/17/2009 10:47PM

  Thanks for sharing. Your experience gave me a lot to think about. Sound like we are in the same boat. Sounds like you're on your way to gettin out of the boat. Wonderful. I need to think more on your chain e-mail advice.

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