It takes a stronger person to let go.

For it is them who have finally realized the past is gone and no longer something to hold on to. There is power in letting go, in surrendering all the things I desire, the things I wish I could still have. Relationships, memories, anything that tries to keep me in the same place, is not for me.

Freedom is mine. Life ahead, is mine.

For it comes the moment I open my hands and let go. A heart willing, a heart open, is the kind that has understood nothing good comes from holding on to what is no longer meant to be. I struggle still each day, but deep down I know that nothing but good is to come. My heart is willing, but my mind still needs convincing, for it tries to keep me latched on to what the soul wants. Thinking that maybe, just maybe there is still a chance things will go how I want them to. That is only a lie. I know better. Greater is the one who is in me, than he who is in this world, the one who lies to me and tells me what is not true. For out of a rebellious heart I went searching for what was not of God, a door opened…now I desperately want it shut. The torment of my actions, keep me stuck, but I know I am forgiven.

“Rise”, my heart says, “For you are not what you have done. You are new, and I love you so. Your past is gone, cleansed you are, walk and sin no more.”

I hold my head up, like that woman who bowed at Jesus feet, when the accusers wanted to stone her. Guilt, shame & fear are my accusers. My defender stands before me and silences them. I am not what I did. I am not what I feel. I am not what others think of me.


I am what He has done. I am what He feels about me. I am what He thinks of me, for those things are constant, never changing.

My past is gone and so is the person I once was. I can walk in freedom. I can walk with my head high, looking to Him. For in my heart there is confidence, confidence that all things will be new. For the good work He begins, He will see it to completion. He is not one to lie, His promises are true. For I chose to let go of my past, He can now do what He has been waiting patiently to do. Am I ready for such goodness? Yes. Am I worthy of it? Yes. That’s how good He is, His faithfulness is never ending

I am His daughter; Crowned With Grace.

He sees what I am capable of. He sees what I can become. He sees the struggles, but turns them in to strengths.

He loves me. -…Heart Of Grace

We all struggle with trying to hold on to the past or those “good” memories, so much so, that we hinder the good things that are still to come. Sometimes we believe that the “best” things in life were the things in the past, or the people in the past. Which is a complete lie.

For those who truly believe in God’s goodness, know that better things are always yet to come. For He is the giver of good things. I am still learning and trusting Him, while at the same time letting go of what I think, or what I want. It really is liberating, because I have released that burden of trying to figure out what’s best for me. That’s my Father’s job, He already knows what I need before I even ask. -Stephanie

It’s the same for you. He knows what you need, He knows who you need. Ever feel like nothing you do goes right? Feeling as though every choice you make is the wrong one? Me too. I have walked myself down so many wrong roads. So many being dead ends, and a few of them leading me to pain. I did that to myself, because of what I thought was best for my life.
One of the biggest mistakes we make is thinking that we know what’s best for our lives, better than the Creator of Life. He created us. He knows how we function, He knows how to fix those broken pieces.
I once heard this story: One day there was a man who was driving when all of a sudden his car died. Stranded there, he opened the hood to see what was wrong. Trying himself, things were not getting fixed. He didn’t know what was wrong. A few minutes later a man showed up and offered his help. The owner of the car asked him, “Do you know what you’re doing?” The man said, “Yes, I know where everything goes. I know how to fix it, because I am the creator of this car.” (Of course I had to paraphrase it a bit, because I forgot how it actually went, but the point is there.)
I am like the man who didn’t know what he was doing. I honestly do not know enough about cars to fix them, even more so, when it comes to my own life. Instead of making things better, I make them worse… I know I am not the only one.
That is why Jesus, before ascending to heaven, assured us that He would leave us a helper. He knew that alone we couldn’t get through this life. That we would need guidance, help along the way, and solutions to the problems we would face.
Let go of the overwhelming burden of trying to figure out what is best for you. Find freedom in trusting The Father with your life. Trust that only He has the best solutions for your life. ❤

References:

  1. He is so rich in kindness and grace that he purchased our freedom with the blood of his Son and forgave our sins.-Ephesians 1:7 (NLT)
  2. And I am certain that God, who began the good work within you, will continue his work until it is finally finished on the day when Christ Jesus returns.-Philippians 1:6 (NLT)
  3. They kept demanding an answer, so he stood up again and said, “All right, but let the one who have never sinned throw the first stone!” Then he stooped down again and wrote in the dust. When the accusers heard this, they slipped away one by one, beginning with the oldest, until only Jesus was left in the middle of the crowd with the woman. Then Jesus stood up again and said to the woman, “Where are your accusers? Didn’t even one of them condemn you?” “No, Lord,” she said. And Jesus said, “Neither do I. Go and sin no more.”-John 8:7-11 (NLT)
  4. Don’t be like them, for the Father knows exactly what you need even before you ask him!-Matthew 6:8 (NLT)
  5. Anyone who belongs to Christ has become a new person. The only life is gone; a new life has begun!-2 Corinthians 5:17 (NLT)

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