Letting Go

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Last week I had to go out town for a job training. I was gone for five days and five nights. This may not sound too bad for anyone who is use to getting away from their children and family, but in my house it was a big deal. At times I can be very over protective. To add, I’ve always had an issue with separating from my children especially for a lengthy time.  Not to mention, my youngest was not happy with me leaving at all. He has never had to endure five nights without his momma. It was hard for us both and to make matters worst, while I was packing, he asked, “Momma who is going to be my momma while you are gone? What will I have to remember you by?” Overwhelmed by his questions, I responded boldly, ” I am son. I will always be your momma.” Wow, that almost made me stay home, but I had to reassure myself that I must go to the training.

The Holy Spirit is such a great teacher. He made me realize that it was time for me to let go. My son is seven years old and although neither of us wanted to be a part, it was necessary. I thank God because while I was away I got a whole new prospective on things. I also got peace and was rejuvenated.

When I returned home, I found out that my husband was very capable of holding down the house. He dressed my son for school, gave him medication, and got his lunch ready. Also, when I returned home, the entire house
was clean and in order. I realized my family can run the house just fine when I’m away. In my mind, I thought if I didn’t do it, then it would not get done correctly (Shame on me). I also learned not to overload myself with so much and to start delegating things to free myself up.  So you know what this means right? I will be getting away more often.. #Road Trip

Point to ponder:
Letting go is not always easy. But at times it may be necessary. The bible teaches that there is a time to embrace and there is a time to refrain from embracing (Ecclesiastes 3:5).

Thought to Ponder:
Who or what do I need to let go of?

Action to take:
1. Repent for holding on too long.
2. Ask God for wisdom to know when to let go.
3. Pray and ask God for the strength to let go.

Verse of meditation:
Philippians 4:6
Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your request be made known to God.

Prayer to pray:
Father God you are my strength and comforter. You are the lifter of my head. Please forgive me for holding on to people and things too long. Give me wisdom and teach me your timing. Help me to trust in you completely, in Jesus name I pray, Amen.

 

Author: Telleice Caraway

I'm a dedicated wife and mother of a blended family of five children. I started a personal relationship with Jesus Christ on March 2, 2013. From that day forward, my life has forever changed! I love Jesus and I have a passion for helping women of all ages and walks of life. I have been married to my loving husband, Michael since 2005 . We have experienced God's unmerited favor on our lives. However, It has not always been easy. Just like other married couples, we have faced many obstacles: In-law issues, financial issues, blended family issues, infidelity, cheating, etc. In 2011, we were near a divorce and our marriage was nearly over, but God had other plans for our union. He has restored our marriage, healed, and delivered us both. We are now SYMBIS Marriage Counselors and the proud founders of A2GG (Adding 2 God’s Gifts (Adding2godsgifts.com) A2GG is a sports development and mentor-ship program for the youth. To conclude, we enjoy attending church and helping families overcome the strategies of the enemy.

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