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Letting Go to Receive

Am I the only one that has a hard time letting go? Whether it’s things, people, thoughts? From being a packrat at times to holding on to toxic relationships – I can count numerous occasions where I have kept things around way past their expiration dates.

I was driving  around running errands earlier today and a thought came to me – when we release something we’re, also, opening ourselves up to receive something.   By holding on to things past their expiration date, we’re keeping dead, moldy, unfresh things in our lives.

“When one door closes another door opens; but we so often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door, that we do not see the ones which open for us.”
~ Alexander Graham Bell.

Letting Go

I had to ask myself “Why???” and the answer came to me in the stillness of some quiet time:

Because it’s comfortable.  Like that favorite pair of sweats that we can always slip into or that ratty bathrobe that is uber comfortable but you wouldn’t dare let others outside your immediate family see you in.

We enjoy being comfortable. We find solace in it.  Knowing what to expect from the people and things around us – whether it’s good or not – gives us a sense of normalcy and routine. Something that most of us thrive on.

Newsflash, Divas:

Being Comfortable Can Keep Us From Moving Forward

That same comfort we take sanctuary in can be holding us back from the awesomeness the unknown possesses.  We’ll never know if we never take that first step.  If we continue to marinate in fear and complacency we’ll miss out on so much.

So take that first step…open your hands to release what needs to be released…and wait and watch to see what you catch.

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Kenya G. Johnson

Wednesday 27th of March 2013

Wow, if live were as comfortable as my favorite pair of sweatpants -it would be perfect! But it would be too easy and we would ever reach up out of our comfort zones would we. Great post, thanks for linking up with TALU!

Michelle Garrett

Thursday 30th of August 2012

I'm glad to hear that! Meditation and prayer definitely helps. And sometimes I just have to check myself and push those unnecessary thoughts out my mind.

Michelle Garrett

Thursday 30th of August 2012

Yes ma'am!!! You've had lots on your plate but things will level out for you soon enough. Can't wait!

Michelle Garrett

Thursday 30th of August 2012

Thanks Yvonne! Learning to trust in God's planning is definitely a must! Appreciate you stopping by :)


Monday 27th of August 2012

I really needed to read this today, there are just some thoughts going through my mind that I'm having a hard time letting go. I want to let it go, but it just keeps popping back up. Meditation is the solution for me, but this post rings so true.

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