Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Doing You Well Wednesday #3 - "Letting Go"

Letting go of emotional pain is a choice. It is a choice that we must make if we are ever going to be free.

Although we wish that certain things never occurred in our lives, there is nothing that we can do to erase the painful memoirs that are forever etched into our past.

Too often, we replay
· every horrible act that was ever committed against us,
· every humiliating moment that we ever experienced,
· and all of the times that we were disappointed because of 
  something that someone else failed to do.

Although we want to forget and let go, we tend to rehearse all of the cruel suffering we ever endured. At the same time, we vow to never again allow anyone to inflict upon us this kind of pain.



We must not continue to live in it.

We must learn from it.



I don't know what you need to let go of, but I do know that it is time to stop allowing it to keep you in bondage.



So, tonight, I am making a vow to let _________________ go. Will you make that vow with me?  
Fill in the blank with whatever it is that you're letting go.

 


Philippians 3:13-14

...forgetting those things which are behind, and reaching forth unto those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.

16 comments:

  1. I'm going to let my fear go. I've been sick for the past few months, and my health has been a complete roller coaster. It's time to trust in His plan and stop worrying about what I can't control! Just returning the blog love from Doing You Well Wednesday, and I'm looking forward to your updates! Have a fabulous week.

    xo,
    Steph
    Diary of a Debutante
    www.stephanieziajka.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks ! Praying for your healing.

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  2. Hi Victory! It's so easy to allow those thoughts to consume us. It's certainly healthy to get help when needed, and talk through hurtful circumstances; however, the key is not to allow those circumstances to have power over us. I'm so thankful that the Lord helps us take every thought captive... for our healing and His glory. I really enjoy your posts!
    Blessings to you ~ Mary

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    1. Yes, we can take our thoughts captive. That, too, is a choice - a very wise Godly choice! We must be very conscientious to do so.

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  3. Great post, Victory. I love the scripture you quoted from Philippians. Thanks for being vulnerable and challenging us with your post!
    -Heather

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  4. This is great! We think it's so much easier for us to keep holding on to things, when in fact, when we let them go...is when we realize how much easier life becomes. Thanks for sharing and thanks so much for linking up! Have a blessed evening!

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  5. You're welcome! Have a blessed evening, also.

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  6. so amazing how He give us encouragement through His vessels at the exact time we need them. Regarding the exact issue we're dealing with! I am trying to discipline myself that whenever I start to "allow someone to live rent free in my head" - I pray for them instead of rehashing what happened, having a two person conversation - with just myself. You know, that imaginary role playing. I hate how these thoughts begin to consume your total mind, your total thoughts, and your actual conversations with other people. UGHHHH!!! Thanks for the tips! Striving to be more like Christ. How He so blesses!!!

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  7. Very nice post. Thanks for sharing

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  8. Victory so much easier said than done☺ This was a very encouraging post...thank you.

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  9. Oh I loved every word of this post. It was like a balm for my soul! There is so much truth here on your home page ... I can't wait to go through the rest of your wonderful blog. Make it a blessed weekend. Happy Friday; abide in His love!!! xoxo jules

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  10. Thanks for visiting and following. You have a blessed weekend , also!

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