Monday, February 19, 2007

letting go.

For those who don't know about T.D. Jakes, he is a tele-evangelist. No matter who you are, there are parts of this message that will speak to you! 

Let it go for 2007... By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you. 
And hear me when I tell you this! 
When people can walk away from you: let them walk. 
Don't try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. 
I mean hang up the phone. 
When people can walk away from you let them walk. 
Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. 
The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 > John 2:19] 
People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can't make them stay. Let them go. 
And it doesn't mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over . 
And you've got to know when people's part in your story is over so that you don't keep trying to raise the dead. 
You've got to know when it's dead. 
You've got to know when it's over. 
Let me tell you something. I've got the gift of good-bye. It's the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. 
It's not that I'm hateful, it's that I'm faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He'll give it to me. 
And if it takes too much sweat I don't need it. 
Stop begging people to stay. Let them go!! 
If you are holding on to something that doesn't belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to... LET IT GO!!! 
If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ... LET IT GO!!! 
If someone can't treat you right, love you back, and see your worth, LET IT GO!!!
If someone has angered you, LET IT GO!!! 
If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge, LET IT GO!!! 
If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction, LET IT GO!!!
If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents, LET IT GO!!!
If you have a bad attitude, LET IT GO!!!
If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship, LET IT GO!!!
If you keep trying to help someone who won't even try to help themselves, LET IT GO!!! 
If you're feeling depressed and stressed, LET IT GO!!!
Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. 
Get Right or Get Left.. think about it, and then LET IT GO!!!

So... I guess there are some things in my life that I have been holding on to that I shouldn't be. You know who you are and what I'm talking about. There is only so much that I can do, and only so much time that can go by before I realize the truth and the destiny of the situation. Therefore, I resolve to let it go. I am relaxed, more positive, and happier already. (WHEW!) Time to move on to the more wonderful things that have popped up in my life that I have not been taking heed of until recently.