Why is it so hard for people to let go and embrace the new? They hold unto bad relationships, bad memories, bad habits, bad experiences, negative thinking and the list goes on and on.
There is a sense of freedom and liberation when you release whatever may be negative in your life. You can’t soar if you have a burden or walk around with unforgiveness in your heart.
How do you do it? Simply, stop rehearsing it in your mind or talking about it. By letting it go, you release negative emotions or anything that may be attached to the experience, relationship or whatever you need to let go in your life. By letting go of anger, bitterness, and resentment and replacing those negative emotions with positive energy, you are taking back the power that was stolen from you in the first place.
No one can control your thoughts, words, feeling or actions but “YOU.” You are responsible with how you react and respond to a situation or circumstance. You can’t change anybody’s ways of thinking but your own. It’s a slow process at times, but you have to make a conscious effort. It’s not easy, but it can be done.
If you’re struggling with a bad habit that you want to get rid of, you may need to go to a support group to gain encouragement. We are not born to be on an island by ourselves. We need each other. Just by being around others that can understand you, provides a great support system. “Be transformed by the renewing of your mind.” Romans 12:2 Even though there are problems that are created which is not our fault. The majority of problems that we encounter is based on the mentality of people. Some problems are influenced by others and some problems are brought on by our own thoughts and actions. We must take responsibility for our actions and what we desire to change in our lives. I’m definitely not saying to ignore what you want to release. It all depends on what you need to let go in your life.
What you face will need to be handled and challenged head on before you let it go. But, at all cost you must face the reality of what you need to let go in your life. The process of change is gradual, but nothing in life remains the same. When you look back, you will realize how much you’ve grown through the process. Just like a butterfly, the cocoon stage is very ugly but through processing, the butterfly metamorphosis into a beautiful insect.
Peace & Blessings,