I know that the movie is technically about being who you are and choosing love over fear. But then a few days ago, I had something happen where I felt criticized and offended. Something someone said made me defensive because I felt like they were personally attacking me. They weren't, and deep down I knew they weren't, but my easily-hurt nature took it that way and I really had to suck it up.
Then I started thinking that I needed to "Let it Go". (Ensue loud singing)
We all have times in our lives where things hurt or annoy us. We live in a fallen world with imperfect people- including ourselves. And if we lean towards the more sensitive side, even the smallest of things may hurt us deeply.
Friends, we've got to let it go.
Colossians 3:12 tells us to "put on compassionate hearts, kindness, humility, meekness, and patience". But if we are constantly getting our panties in a wad, and being hurt by every little thing, we are not being patient, compassionate, humble, or meek.
We have to understand that sometimes people say things that they don't mean. Sometimes people say things and we take it the wrong way. And when the "offender" hasn't actually done anything wrong, it's vital that we are humble enough to realize not everything is about us. We have to let go of our own self-consciousness, fears, and insecurities and realize that the thing that offended us isn't that big of a deal. And then we have to- you guessed it- LET IT GO!
And honestly, even if someone purposefully, maliciously hurts us, we
don't have to shouldn't hold on to that hurt. We can let it go. We can choose to be compassionate towards our offender. We can choose to humbly say, "this is not my problem, it's theirs. I will forgive them, let go, and move on".
So friends, on this beautiful Mug-spiration Monday, remember that we need to let our hurts go. We need to learn to release the frustrations and annoyances of everyday life, because honestly, ain't nobody got time for that!
We've got too much potential, too many dreams, and too much to accomplish to let hurt, anger, annoyances, or frustrations rule our mind and emotions. We can't live life well if we hold on to things that don't matter. We have to let it go.
Are you good at letting things go? Or do you struggle to release it? Comment below!
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