Letting Go As A Child:
Of the terror, you feel when your parents pack your favorite teddy bear and blanket in a cardboard box and close the lid.
Of your mother’s hand when she walks you to your first day of Kindergarten.
Looking back at her just one more time, you turn and join the other children.
Of the fear when you are called to the front of the room for show and tell and you hear your own voice. As you walk back to your desk, you realize that you are still breathing.
Of your best friend when she tells you she has a new best friend. The pain in your heart feels like it will be there forever.
Of your sadness when you find a list of your classmates being invited to the birthday party and your name is not on it.
Of everything and everyone familiar to you when the moving truck stops at your house and you say goodbye.
Of your hope that the boy you have chosen to go to prom with has not chosen you.
Of your favorite grandma in the whole world when you go to her funeral.
Letting Go As An Adult (Doesn’t Get Easier -The Facts Just Change)
Of your despair when you open the letter that begins with the words “We regret to inform you”, and the door closes to the college you set your hopes and dreams on.
Of the guilt when you know you have to end a relationship that will break another’s heart.
Of needing to be heard and just listen.
Of needing to be right and instead allowing yourself to walk away.
Of feeling you are responsible for what is not yours to fix.
Of trusting another more than you trust yourself.
Of doubting that your dreams are not God’s will for your life.
Of not believing that the best is yet to come.
In Letting Go We Make A Decision:
To trust that God knows what He Is doing.
To trust He will find a way.
To trust that still small voice within that directs your next step.
To trust that you are never alone – He will never leave you.
To trust that only God is God.
To trust him when stepping into the unknown and celebrate by saying Yes.
Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you, “declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”