The leadership secret code of “LETTING GO”.
Mark or Underline the key concepts found in this principle.
Have you ever been riding your bicycle and suddenly realized that you had kept pressing on the emergency brakes. My simple definition of letting go is the “act of clearing out the old, so that you can make room for something new”. As strange as it may seem, most of us are holding on to the past in our lives, our business and so on… However, we should become wise and learn from the past. T.D Jakes wrote a classic in 2005, one I still use up to date. For this reason, let us just replace 2005 with 2008.
LET IT GO FOR 2008… BY T. D. JAKES
There are people who can walk away from you; and hear me when I tell you this! When people 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, staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone.
When people walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left. The bible says that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they where not for us, for had they been for us, no doubt they would have continued with us. (1 John 2:19)
People leave you because 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 of the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you do 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 a the gift of goodbye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift. I believe in goodbye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He will give it to me. And if it takes to 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 keep judging others to make yourself feel better …LET IT GO!!!
If you are 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 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 2008!!! LET IT GO!!! Get Right or Get Left…Think about it, and then LET IT GO!!!
“The battle is the Lord’s!”