Posted April 21, 2010 at 11:03AM in Christian Life.
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.