Friday, December 30, 2016

LET IT GO!

In the midst of this super tiny year end series, we must talk about letting go!  Letting go of the negative--the bad--the vengeful--the painful--anything from the past which produces negativity in your life.  Why is it we so tenaciously hold on to our anger, hate, pain--all those negative emotions?  



While looking around the WWW for a visual representation of this, I found this little ditty and laughed out loud.  This is the basic question!  Why do we allow negative experiences to kidnap our valuable brain space?  With all the shouting and bragging about multi-tasking, we tend to forget---we can only have one thought at a time!  We can change tracks--but the train can only stay on one track or chance de-railing!  

How many times have I heard the story of some family feud, friends falling out, long ago mis-understanding or perhaps even you done me wrong that is hashed and re-hashed for the remainder of your days here on this earth.  The story is told and retold and regurgitated so many times others run for cover if the subject is even neared.  Why would we allow negativity to capture our mind-which in turn kidnaps our heart and soul?

From personal experience it is difficult---to re-train our thought process--but it is possible.  Thus the title of this post----LET IT GO!  The title song from the hit cartoon movie, "Frozen", is a great example of how to move away from the negativity.  A catchy tune, this little song will over-ride all thoughts--negative and positive once I begin humming it.  You only have to mention those words and it begins running through an endless replay in my head.  This proves beyond any shadow of a doubt we can  retrain our thought process--if we are willing.




SO--what I am telling you---is LET IT GO!  Do not allow the negative in life to kidnap your thoughts.  Turn away from it---refuse to allow it to inhabit the valuable space of your mind.  Look to the positive and turn from the negative.  The song says it so well---the past is in the past.  Replaying the past over and over is counter productive to your successful future.  It is exactly what the enemy wants you to do--become mired down in negativity and ineffective in carrying out God's plan.  His plan is NEVER anchored in the past, but always present in the today.

Praying as we cross the invisible line into 2017, we can all leave behind all the negativity in our lives in the past---and always strive for the positive in our new today's.


Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable--if anything is excellent or praiseworthy--think about such things.
Philippians 4:8


8 comments:

  1. Come on 2017...we are ready for ya... we are leaving the negativity in 2016. So there.!!!!
    Thanks, LuLu...

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    1. AMEN, Sister!
      Blessings in the New Year, My Friend!

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  2. Thanks, that stupid song is stuck in my head {{sticking my tongue out and giggling}}---AMEN SISTA!!!! I love that saying, raise the rent and kick them out. Funny, we were discussing this last night...smiles

    Have a beautiful day friend. We're in the middle of snow Armageddon here in western NY...smiles.

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    1. You are quite welcome, perhaps we could harmonize? It is a beautiful, sunny and crisp morning here. Enjoy the time of quiet reflection as you watch the snow fall!
      Blessings, My Friend!

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  3. Lulu, what you say here is good advice. Can't argue with that. But sometimes, one is reminded daily of hurts from the past, and it is very difficult indeed to "let it go".

    Wishing you the best for the New Year and beyond. God bless.

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    1. I did not say it was easy, but as with all things in life- we get better with practice!
      Blessings!

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  4. Well said, Lulu. We only get so much energy to expend every 24 hours. We get to choose what we want to do with it. I'm with you ...

    Let's shed our stuff.

    Meanwhile, the best and brightest of new year's blessings to you and your clan. I'm so grateful to do community with you!

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    1. Happy New Year to you & yours, My Friend!

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Your comments keep my writing and often cause me to think. A written form of a hug or a pat on the back and an occasional slap into reality---I treasure them all!