Let Go and Let God
At the beginning of this year I lost a job…and if you’re wondering how this fact relates to the meat of my story, or the picture below, then keep reading…
The job I lost was not only a step up for me from previous ones; I loved the people I worked with, the environment was great, the pay was decent and, for the first time in my life, I was excited to get up and get to it.
Shortly after pursuing this opportunity, I was let go out of the blue with no reason given to me as to why. I had never been fired from a job before and this broke me. I was scared to get out and search for something new because the way I was disposed of (or so it felt) left me feeling useless and unworthy of a job.
I carried this with me for a very long time.
Luckily, I had the love, acceptance, guidance, and patience from my husband, friends, family and, most of all, God. For more time than I’d like to admit, I felt sorry for myself. I blamed myself. I blamed others. And I often found myself asking God “why?” instead of praying and trusting Him in his process.
Little did I know, this WAS a part of His process…of molding my heart, strengthening my faith, and becoming who He wants me to be. Which is ironic because that is the title of the Bible study that has guided me through this dark season- a season that seemed would never end but is, fortunately, coming to it’s long awaited end. The Bible study is called Becoming the Woman God Wants Me to Be by Donna Partow. Click below to learn more about it!
A part of my Bible study was about cleaning out my closet and ridding myself and home of useless items (which is where this picture comes into perspective). While I was sitting there looking at the heaping piles of junk that I’d kept for stupid reasons, or no reason at all, I realized this activity resembled the baggage I carried with me for so long from the loss of a job that God had not intended me to stay.
I started wondering how many of us go through life holding onto things that no longer matter, things that should no longer have a place in our lives (or closet)? How much room could we have in our hearts, minds, and lives if we could just throw it all out, no matter how much it hurts? How much happier would we be?
I can tell you that getting rid of all these things that were just reminders of a size I’ll probably never be again and memories that I can keep without a physical keepsake, was the best thing I have done for myself in a while.
I rid myself of stressing over what to wear and I made room for a new wardrobe of clothes! I wish! I’m sad to say that I’m only kidding about the new wardrobe part, but the moral stands true about making room for something new. And that’s exactly what we do when we finally take the step of courage (’cause letting go isn’t easy, even if it is just shoes and clothes) and let go.
Let go and let God.
I finally understand. This phrase… I feel it. I embrace it. I accept it.
What do you need to let go of and let God?
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About the Author:
Victoria is a housewife and homemaker of 5+ years. She is a faithful woman of God who devotes her time to praising Him through music and helping others aside from working on building up three home businesses- two of which she is working from the ground up! Victoria is a growing Avon Lady, and owner of a crochet and a bookmarks business in which she handcrafts items for the needy and, of course, book lovers! To follow her daily life, current Bible studies, and check out her works of art, visit her Instagram and her Facebook
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