January 9, 2013

2013 | Day 9: LET IT GO



There are always going to be things in your life that you cannNOT control. You can, however, control how you RESPOND to them. Sometimes the SHOCK of an event or circumstance can throw you off kilter, but you can always bring yourself back to BALANCE. Even if that something you thought long ago let go of, gone from your life, unable to affect you anymore.

When you discover that what you thought your soul had released can STILL elicit intense emotion, it does not mean that you have NOT let go of it. It just means that you are HUMAN. Maybe you have not truly allowed yourself the time to grieve for what you let go OF. Maybe you need to make a DAILY habit of letting go, giving it up to God for as long as it takes for your soul to have peace again.

Sometimes you need to take a deep breath and just BREATHE. Focus on your beating heart, calming your racing thoughts, bringing yourself back to a STILLNESS of mind. Give your soul room to COMPLETE whatever process it must in order to have CLOSURE. Accept that not everything is easy to let go of merely because you desire to.

Understand that life, the people and events that shape us, cannot so easily be forgotten and buried deep within the recesses of our soul, only to be remembered as times in which we underwent great change and personal growth. Sometimes that which plays such a huge role in whom we are lingers longer than it should, because it is important and deserves the respect due its significance.

When you find yourself in a place your soul never desired to be again, a place you thought you had left behind, despite the momentum that it propelled you into, you have to DECIDE to let go. Again, over and over if you have to. But you MUST let go. Take your hands off the steering wheel and have faith, trusting that He will drive you true, where you need to be and with whom.

© 2013 Rosie Chee