Letting Go

I received the below from my mother yesterday afternoon.  I hope that some others who may be reading this find it as beneficial as I have.  Not all of it is necessarily True for how I believe God would have us to approach things, but much of it, I think, is consistent with the Christian worldview.

LETTING GO is not to stop caring – it means I can’t do it for someone else.
LETTING GO is not to cut myself off – it’s the realization that I can’t control another.
LETTING GO is not to enable – but to allow learning from natural consequences.
LETTING GO is to admit powerlessness – which means the outcome is not in my hands.
LETTING GO is not to try to change or blame another – it’s to make the most of myself.
LETTING GO is not to fix – but to be supportive, it’s not to judge – but to allow another to be a human being.
LETTING GO is not to be in the middle, arranging the outcome – but to allow others to effect their own destinies.
LETTING GO is not to be protective – it’s to permit another to face reality.
LETTING GO is not to deny – but to accept.
LETTING GO is not to nag, scold, or argue – but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
LETTING GO is not to criticize and regulate anybody – but to try to become what I dream I can be.
LETTING GO is not to regret the past – but to grow and live for the future.

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J. Adam Craig
Bridgewater, Virginia

Currently a junior at Bridgewater College, I am majoring in History & Political Science with a minor in Computer Information Systems. I also work part time, remotely and on-site, for Pamplin Historical Park as their Education and Information Technology Assistant.

My other activities include studying God's Word, listening to Southern Gospel music, playing the piano, studying history and politics, experimenting with technology, and of course, spending time with family and friends -- all to the glory of God! (more...)