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.”