Let It Go
© 2022 Dr. Samaria M Colbert
One of the most painful things that you will ever have to do is let it go. Let go of the relationship you thought was forever, let go of the path you thought God would take you on, let go of that family member who you love but know that continuing to help them is only hurting you. Life is full of loss, unexpected twist and turns, things that we never thought we’d experience.
As painful as letting go is, it is one of the requirements of manifesting your prophetic promise.
In today’s blog we will talk about 10 things you must let go of and the emotional process that happens as you let go.
Genesis 12:1 New Living Translation
12 The Lord had said to Abram, “Leave your native country, your relatives, and your father’s family, and go to the land that I will show you.
You will note in the text that Abraham took his nephew Lot with him. For reference Lot’s parents had passed away so Abraham acted as a surrogate father to Lot. At the time Abraham had no biological children of his own so it is safe to say Lot was like a son to him. However, after Lot was grown there was ongoing division between them. Abraham realized at some point he couldn’t keep rescuing Lot. Abraham had to make a decision to separate from Lot.
Genesis 13:8-9 New King James Version8 So Abram said to Lot, “Please let there be no strife between you and me, and between my herdsmen and your herdsmen; for we are brethren. 9 Is not the whole land before you? Please separate from me. If you take the left, then I will go to the right; or, if you go to the right, then I will go to the left.”
It is not until after they separated did God reiterated the promise. There are some promises of God we won’t walk into until we let it go.
5. As in the case of Abraham, you will have to leave your loyalty behind.
6. Leave behind cultural expectations.
7. You will have to let go of those you care deeply about.
You can’t take an old mindset into a new anointing.
You may experience pain, shock, grief.
Kubler Ross identified five stages of grief.
Bargaining with God.
Remember grief is not always over death, you can mourn many things.
There is always a space between when you release it to when God introduces you to the new. You may not see the benefits of obedience right away. On the other side of letting go is tremendous blessing. Letting go is the process of dying to be raised in God’s glory.
Mark 10:28-30 New Living Translation28 Then Peter began to speak up. “We’ve given up everything to follow you,” he said.
29 “Yes,” Jesus replied, “and I assure you that everyone who has given up house or brothers or sisters or mother or father or children or property, for my sake and for the Good News, 30 will receive now in return a hundred times as many houses, brothers, sisters, mothers, children, and property—along with persecution. And in the world to come that person will have eternal life.
Do yourself a favor, no matter how painful it is LET IT GO.
© 2022 Dr. Samaria M Colbert