Many of us are walking around carrying loads of emotional baggage. For some, you could even say their whole identity is formed on past emotional baggage. And of course, our past experiences make us who we are. But when do we know if we’re carrying around past hurts for too long? Past hurts that we’ve been refusing to let go?
We want to start new relationships, move forward to the next level of our lives, but we are simply unable to and we wonder why? It’s like we’re cursed! 😱 I’ve had this very thought myself. I am not denying, some people do place curses over others and we should always pray to break these things over our lives. But sometimes, the problem is that we CONTINUE to WILLINGLY carry these curses or baggage from the past. We simply refuse to let go, and by doing this, we are shutting the door to the new blessings in our lives that God stands ready and waiting to give us.
We subconsciously form an emotional attachment to these curses, to this negativity. We internalize the enemy’s lies over our lives, and find ourselves living those lies! They become our identity.
I think the root of this problem is FEAR. Fear of letting go of the past, for fear that the future will have nothing better to offer. This is a toxic pattern we MUST break if we are to move forward.
Let me tell you, FEAR has nothing to do with FAITH. This doesn’t mean we get to go around acting all crazy because we have “no fear.” No. we must always still be prudent and cautious. But having faith means believing God and His promises for our lives, and not believing the fears that the enemy tries to place in your head. Those thoughts of guilt, of lack, of negativity, of poor self- worth, and condemnation simply have no place in your life because they will destroy you & stop you from receiving blessings & opportunities, & from doing what God needs you to do for His Kingdom! We don’t have to live condemned. Jesus died on the cross for our sins, and this means that we get to live a life of freedom and joy through Him!
So today, let’s make a choice to LET GO of all this past baggage. Let’s let go of all the past hurt, toxic relationships, curses placed over us, negativity, bad patterns or ways of living, etc. Ask God to remove them in Jesus name. Make the decision to let it all go and turn to Jesus. We may not know what lies ahead, but we know for certain the past has nothing good to offer. And we also know that if we are with God, our future will always be bright. We will always be provided for, and our plans will succeed.
But you have let go of the world. Sometimes we have a tight grip on something that wasn’t meant for you, but then that thing starts to hurt you because it was never meant to be in your life. God’s will for our lives will always be greater than any plan or desire we have for our ourselves. Our plans will always lead to self- destruction. God will always lead us to life. He has given us a new identity as His children! We are made new! So once we do this, we no longer have to identify with those old toxic patterns. They’re just not who we are anymore. 😊
The Word of God is the Ultimate TRUTH. Whatever anyone has told you in the past that contradicts what the Bible says, it is simply NOT TRUE & you shouldn’t accept it as your truth. The enemy will try ANYTHING to separate you from God & see you downtrodden, sad, & defeated.
So right now, if you are living feeling condemned, guilty, heartbroken, sad, stressed, etc; Just pray to God. Give all of your cares to him. But truly give them to him, ask Him for forgiveness, and to help you and guide you in your path. Tell Him to replace all sadness, worry, and anxiety, with His perfect peace and JOY. Ask Him to cleanse and purify your heart. Forgive whoever you need to forgive. In the name is Jesus.
God will surely help you if you ask, He stands by waiting. 🙂 The victory is already ours as God’s children. Isn’t that amazing? In fact, making beauty from ashes is kind of God’s area of expertise, I can testify to this Lol. If you’re lugging around a suitcase full of past hurts, bringing it into every new relationship, job, etc., it’s just too heavy of a burden to bear. Give Him your past hurts, let go of the fears, & start living life in God’s TRUTH. ❤
Matthew 11:28-30 (NIV)
28 “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. 29 Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. 30 For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Hope you are having a fabulous #FriYAY!!
God bless 💖Xoxo