In hopes of giving myself and my family the best chances of success, I have to learn to let go. It is so easy to walk away from things or people that are holding onto me, but what about the people and things that I am holding onto? Or the ties that have not been severed? Or the habits that may have slowed down but not been eliminated? This “self-made” shelter of relationships and habits has protected me from some things…including myself. But that same shelter has kept me from many things….including MYSELF. It is built with its own drama, stress, heartache, uncertainty, and cheap memories. As intelligent and bright as I am, I’ve allowed it to develop and continue. In my stupidity, I’ve literally laid the bricks. But it is time for demolition. Everything and every one, two, or three cannot and WILL NOT accompany me on my journey!
There…Great…Decision made! I’m feeling really good! But then it dawns on me: I must learn to function without that old shelter and still be, feel like, and project ME. I ask myself: How do I fill the physical, emotional, and euphoric voids? What is the proper procedure to release my grasp on what has been to what will now be the new normal, comfortable, and usual? With my mind made up I know that my destination does not have room for negativity. Only extraordinary but honest minds, positive and prayerful spirits, and unconditional support are welcome. So as I feel myself break out of a cocoon in one area of my life, elsewhere I feel myself entering another. But we all know that NOTHING IS WITHOUT REASON OR PURPOSE.
I came across this scripture and it stood out to me. It also relates to my post. Think about it.
Matthew 7:6 “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” (KJV)
“Don’t waste what is holy on people who are unholy. Don’t throw your pearls to pigs! They will trample the pearls, then turn and attack you.” (NLT)