Wednesday, July 30, 2014

LET IT GO

The hit Disney movie "Frozen" has the theme song, "Let It Go".  I have laughed at all the comments surrounding the melody and lyrics getting stuck in the heads of children and adults.  Obviously the mark of a hit song---when you cannot get it off replay in your mind.



The song--while catchy has nothing to do with today's post-beyond it began the wheels turning.  So interesting all the things God uses to nudge me.

I began thinking about the things in my life--occurrences I had a difficult time letting go of their memory.  The consequences paid when I was unwilling and sometimes unable to let go of negative emotions.  Negative emotions lead to our limited supply of emotional energy being wasted.  It allows one bad situation to control our thoughts as we roll over and over the details and all the surrounding speculation.

It took me a long time to learn---of my own accord I was unable to "let it go".  Until I was able to admit my inability in my own power to leave behind things that had hurt me--made me angry--created envy --I became a slave to the negative.  Exactly what our enemy hopes and plans for--taking our minds and hearts off the blessings and joy lavished by The Father unto the fallen world we live in.

Letting go---came from turning it over---giving it up---confessing--and asking for help.  The help always comes.  I fall off the horse---regress---begin harboring the negative and again have to go back and start again.  I am thankful for the patience of The Father and His willingness to help me let it go---over and over.

“Not that I have already attained, or am already perfected; but I press on, that I may lay hold of that for which Christ Jesus has also laid hold of me. Brethren, I do not count myself to have apprehended; but one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead. I press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ Jesus.”
 (Philippians 3:12)

6 comments:

  1. Just amen. Your words, your learnings are so right on ... and this call to let it go is one we have to respond to endlessly as we traverse this life. And one that often trips me up.

    You're keeping me in line, girl! I'm grateful ...

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    1. We all struggle with letting it go---I think I have and then BAM--I am back rolling it over again---I am SO Thankful God honors my plea and takes it from me--over and over!

      Thank you for you kind words---I am always blessed to know God is using me! What an honor!

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  2. Have not seen the movie..nor heard the song..we all struggle with letting go and moving on..thanks for the great post. I agree with your other commentor: You do keep me in line and on my toes. Blessings

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    1. Well Linda, I have 3 little ones in my life who I have the fun of watching all these movies with. GOOD EXCUSE! I am keeping "Us" in line---I write about my struggles! It is only 84 here today--and I am making hay while the sun shines--enjoying the cool snap working in my yard!

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  3. A priest said to me once: When you hand over a problem or something that worries you to God. Just let it go. Trust Him to deal with it in His own way in His own time. By taking on the problem again, and playing it over in your mind, you're only showing God that you don't trust Him.

    Frightening, isn't it?

    God bless.

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    1. Victor, my largest struggle---handing him control! Thanks for the reminder!

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