Monday, January 03, 2005

Letting go

The passage below, ‘Let Go’, written by T.D. Jakes, is both heart-warming and nerve-wracking.

Just wanna share it with anyone who cares to read.

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When people can walk away from you: let them walk.

I don't want you to 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 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.

(This is the point I totally disagree with the writer... If Jesus said: ‘Why does have it take my life to save humanity from the grip fo sin? I don't need it!’ The history of our salvation would have been different. There are some things one must sweat out or die for. Like freedom.)

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 keep judging others to make yourself feel better ... Let it go!

If you're stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him ... 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!

If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying "take your hands off of it," then you need to ... Let it go!

Let the past be the past. Forget the former things.

GOD is doing a new thing for 2005!

Get Right or Get Left ... think about it, and then let it go!

"The Battle is the Lord's!"

LET GO AND LET GOD!

2 Comments:

At January 16, 2005 at 5:08 AM, Blogger eagleyes said...

the ff lines were just SCREAMING out at me:


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.

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 you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship ... Let it go!


why does it seem like you missed them?

 
At January 26, 2005 at 9:40 AM, Blogger coolit said...

Yeah, maybe you're right. Letting go of anything and everything may be the most liberating act a man can do.

But a few points: you're wrong about the reason why I cut the line after we already talked for some 25 minutes, a few nights before your birthday.

You had your own reasons — or and suspicions — which may be understandable.

For me, the reason is simple... respect.

People needed to respect each other, even if they don't know each other.

I've lived under the constant shadow of threat from you. I've never been able to cut your calls lest all hell would break loose.

So I end up paying the bills. Ubos biyaya.

All in the name of assurance. It's always been the same story, since the day the "whooping" telephone bills came and I had to pay in Cavite for calling you on your mobile, when I could have simply just called the landline.

That was the night you knew my relatives and brother's female friends were in the house celebrating something the family considered a blessing.

But the celebration was nothing but a threat to you ... or as an opportunity to do indiscretions with the girls you thought I'd be hitting if I'm not glued to the telephone with you.

How many times did I ask tama na muna, but you won't budge. There was a sword of Damocles hanging over my neck.

You even suspected or suggested we were having sex orgies with my Manila choirmates back then, just because some of them were female. I let that pass.

The night I decided to cut it, I had in mind the request from your mom for 20k, and my dad's eye surgery.

In the past, you had been free to cut my calls and no hell broke loose. You had your own reasons, which I've learned to live with, because I've loved you.

But I respected the fact that whatever you wanted to do with yourself, even if you professed your love for me, you were free to do it.

If I were intent on knocking down all the cheap girls I wanted, for the cost of one telephone card here, I would have done that long ago.

But early evenings, when the drive is bad, or when my days had been tough, are not the best time for that.

In fact, no time is a good time for that, even if one had the resources or the energy.

I exercised my freedom by choosing not to.

But suspicion turned to anger, which turned to threats. It's the coercion drama present in many relationships.

Threats to use the words of bitterness, loaded with anger, resentment and desire for dominion.

But love is not like that, in my book.

As to your point about my lack of respect for suggesting we sleep together, I wonder if you remember who suggested the idea one night in Jeddah when we went to your room.

We were in your bed, feigning that we're sleeping together.
"I can feel you," was your dialogue which I can't forget.

But who wouldn't wanna sleep with someone loved so dearly, even at the risk of losing one's face or neck?

I don't know if you still know or remember the rest of the story, even if that was many moons ago.

There is such as thing as discretion, which I believed was your reason why you cut my phone calls in the past.

No amount of kilometric text messages would have assuaged that.

Those unkind cuts were immediate, no warnings. No pleas.

I've also aired complaints about that ... but never threatened to throw invectives over it.

That night in Jeddah, you knew I was reluctant. Ano ba ang halaga ng kama, di ba tulugan.

Sa kama din nangyayari ang mga milagro at kakaibang mga pangyayaring na siyang pinanggagalingan ng bagong salin-lahi.

Pero ideya mo yun, at ikaw ang nasunod. Ikaw naman lagi ang nasusunod, kasi mahal kita.

Pero ang pagmamahalan na walang respeto sa isa't isa, di pala magiging sustainable.

 

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