Daily Delight

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

When we learn to let go of the things that hold us back, we start to launch forward into the true, abundant life that is awaiting our arrival. Today I want to share a few thoughts on how to let go of what's holding you back: 

1) Why is it holding you back? Anger? Bitterness? A lack of closure? Unresolved pain? Whatever it is, feel it fully. Do not stifle your feelings or they will leak out and affect not only you, but those around you as well. Before you let go of any emotion, you have to feel your way through it. Do not try to throw it to the back of your mind when it appears at the very front of it. If you do not actually take the time to feel what you want to feel, you simply will not heal. Do not be fearful of feeling it ladies. You are strong and you will get through this.

2) If possible, express your feelings to the person who offended you. Give yourself a day to vent aloud to yourself and then start preparing what it is you have to say. Anger may have been the root of your problem, but remember that anger is not the solution. You have to be comfortable and confident when you confront whoever it is that hurt you. Pray for proper preparation and seek the best outlet of communication for your situation (ask to get together, write a letter, make a phone call, construct an email, etc.). No matter how the reciprocator of your pain responds, know that you can only control how clearly and kindly YOU express yourself.

3) Change your perception. See the root of your cause as a blessing in disguise. Any opportunity received is every opportunity offered to glorify God. Train yourself to see things this way. In the midst of what you are holding onto, do not forget Who you serve, dear sisters. Minister out of your pain. My mother always told me two wrongs do not make a right. Be the one who makes things right- even if you are the one who was wronged. 

4) Lesson learned. No matter what it is we go through, lessons are always involved. Look at your situation and see what lessons you have learned. If you haven't learned any yet, maybe your lesson revolves around ministering out of your pain or learning how to confront someone that's hurt you. I promise there is purpose in what you are feeling. Do not ignore it. Face it head on with the Lord your God right beside you. You are strong, capable, equipped, and so very loved. No matter what happens, you will come out of this with a deep sense of contentment, knowing you've done the right thing. 

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