“Let Them Go”
By T. D. Jakes
There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you. I mean, hang up the phone.
When people can walk away from you, let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody who left. The Bible said that they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19] People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.
Let them go.
It doesn’t mean that they are a bad person; it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when peoples’ part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead. You’ve got to know when it’s dead.
You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift. I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.
Let them go!
“ Sometimes, we all need to step back from our routines and spend some time alone. It’s okay to not think about anything. It’s okay to rest. It’s okay to pause from the daily rush and let God minister to us through the silence and solitude. ”
Pam Carbungco, In an afternoon such as this (via godsradicaldaughter)
“ Be the girl who won’t settle for someone who tolerates her calling in Christ, but waits for someone who nurtures and supports it. ”
Lauren DeMoss (via rahgodgirl)
“ Jesus put my heart at rest. ”
Six-Word Story #27 (via godsradicaldaughter)
“ God never consults your past to make your future. ”
Christine Caine (via littlethingsaboutgod)