Entry: "Let it Go..."
Heres a particularly delightful piece that my sister Tina sent me in an email earlier this week, (thanks sis!) especially for those of you who are feeling as if you are beating your head against the wall and getting nowhere. Actually this whole attitude of "letting it go" could apply to any negative influence in your life that you are clinging to.
Let it go.
LET IT GO FOR 2005... 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 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 if they had been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us."
(I 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 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 hanging 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 hanging 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 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 onto 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 are stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him...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 are feeling stressed and depressed...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 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 2005!!! LET IT GO!!!
Get right or Get LEFT...think about it, and then... LET IT GO!!!
10 brothers and sisters helped me to understand.
on Wednesday, February 23rd, 2005 @ 03:56 PM EST
Where did you originally get this TD Jakes letter?
We're trying to find-out where this came from because TD Jakes Ministry has no record.
on Friday, February 4th, 2005 @ 09:26 AM EST
TD Jakes is the TRUTH. I'm copying and pasting for future reference.
on Friday, February 4th, 2005 @ 09:04 AM EST
that is superawesome greggy! and oh so right!
on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 05:42 PM EST
Hey, you pulled a fast one man. Last time I stopped up in here, there was some sign about a hiatus or something. But you've resurrected like the Phoenix from it's ashes. I'm feeling this. I think he wrote this last year and simply revised it a little. It never loses its touch though. Stick around this time my brother. How cool would that be? Love the layout too...
yeah Frank...a brother had to make a quick exit but have since made a creative return fresh as ever! Glad you dig the layout, I guess it will work for me, and I will try to hang around longer this time...lol. Have agreat weekend bro...greggy
on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 03:58 PM EST
Psst...and by the way, where's the childhood pic?? We're waiting!
hehehe...awww do I have to? LOL. Ok, OK, I'll post one up Saturday after I find a decent one of me. I have to call my sister and have her send me a few since she is the keeper of the old photos!...greggy
on Thursday, February 3rd, 2005 @ 12:33 PM EST
I like this new look alot!
Sometimes I wish it were truly that easy to let it go. Since i've turned forty it seems that my past is haunting me more than ever. Every little pained memory is haunting me and i'm sick of it. I do pray more now, more than ever, and i'd like more than anything to let go and let God. But sometimes it just doesn't seem to be that easy. Thanks for this Greggy. I'll read it often and try harder to let it go.
Thanks for the compliment Cheryl! I know it is extremely hard for most of to let something go, especially if at one time in our lives it was good for us. Soemtimes it may even feel as if we've let go of something but it somehow finds its way back into our lives. This is when we have to be even stronger about knowing what we want, and what we need. Sister, I'll pray a prayer of relief for you so that the burdens of your situation(s) might be lifted from your shoulders...Remember...you are never alone...greggy
on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 @ 04:20 PM EST
this is so true i love this greggy and i'm going to print it and hang in my cubicle.
Hey Shun! I had already printed out a few copies and tacked them on my office wall and wouldn't you know it...some one done stole 'em already! LMAO! So I guess someone couldn't "let it go!"...hehehe....Take care sister...greggy
on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 @ 12:04 PM EST
its good to see you back, young Lion. The battle is yours to win.
Thanks Warren, good to be back. Right now I feel on fire in a creative way...Actually I was still fighting a "battle" that was already won long ago and I didn't, couldn't, wouldn't even comprehend that until just recently. Peace brother...greggy
on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 @ 11:00 AM EST
Puff, puff give. Oops, wrong one. LOL Let it go. I feel ya, The Greggy Man. Glad to see you're up and running again. lol And me likes the new layout.
LMAO...you silly for sure! *puff puff give*...LOL. Glad to flip the flow again, I had allowed myself to sink into a mental funk, but it's a brand new day today! Thanks for the vibe of delight with the layout! I likes it myself! :o) Happy today to you!...greggy
on Wednesday, February 2nd, 2005 @ 10:11 AM EST
Ray Garraud said
That post is right on time. I needed to read it as a reminder that it is indeed time to move on and away from a certain situation in my life.
Peace and blessings to you my brother.
Brother Ray...indeed that piece seemd to have special meaning because it seemed to be just what I needed to hear myself. Any negative influence should be let go of...not just relationship issues, but life issues...Any negativity, just let it go...Have a fulfilling rest of the week bro!...greggy