“Let go and let God.”
Alam namin maraming beses mo na itong narinig, but what does it really mean? And what are the things you need to let go?
According to Christianity.com, “To let go and let God means acknowledging God to direct our paths, letting go of lingering doubts, and submitting our lives to God alone. When God is in control of our lives, our lives become whole.”
Sa Crosswalk.com naman, “There are two parts to this phrase: our part, and God’s part. We need to figure out what we are letting go of and what we are letting God do.”
Now, pag-uusapan natin ang part mo sa pag-le-let go, Breaker. Because before you leap forward this year, you must let go of the things that are no longer serving you, and the things that are holding you back from experiencing the fullness of life that you wanted.
Here are the things you need to let go, and brace yourself dahil kasama si ex dito. Lol
BreakThrough tip #1: Let go of the past, and let God introduce you to a brighter future.
‘Thank you, next’ lang ang peg sa tip na ‘to.
For you to move forward and embrace the abundant life that awaits you, you need to let go of the past– no matter how good or bad it was… At kahit miss na miss mo na siya. Ahuhu, iyaq na lang.
Anyway, this includes letting go of past mistakes, past experiences, past relationships, unresolved feelings, and regrets. Because no matter how long you hold on to these, they’re something that cannot be undone. Pero ang good news ay, marami pang magagandang bagay (at tao ahem) na puwedeng mangyari at dumating sa future.
Are you thinking of your past mistakes? Maybe you need to ask forgiveness from the LORD, and then receive it genuinely. At the same time, if you find it hard to forgive others, or may bitterness kang nararamdaman, pray to God to soften your heart and heal your wounds. Then release forgiveness, too.
Do you find it hard to let go of someone? Then make plans on how to move on, and trust that the LORD is preparing someone for you. Someone na masasabi mong, “This person is God’s best for me.”
Do you have regrets? Then learn from it and treat it as a stepping stone to become a wise decision-maker.
Ganito na lang, Breaker. Instead na mag-dwell ka sa past, mag-focus ka sa mga bagay na meron ka ngayon at paano ito gagamitin ni LORD para sa magandang kinabukasan mo.
You’re not defined by your past. So let go, and let God.
BreakThrough tip #2: Let go of your bad habits, and let God give you the fullness of life He promised.
Procrastinating. Acting on impulse. Gossiping. Sleeping late. Eating unhealthy food. Getting pleasure from vices.
Opx, sorry ah, pero kailangan namin ‘tong sabihin sa ‘yo.
Breaker, we know that this is a hard pill to swallow, pero itong mga example na ‘to ay posibleng hadlang sa kaligayahan at kalusugan mo. And now’s the perfect time to break it.
Alam naming mahirap i-break ang mga nakasanayan, kaya dapat alam mo ang “why” behind it.
Why do you want to let go of that habit? Is it making you unproductive? Is it making you unhealthy? Does it hinder your growth and progress? Sinisira ba nito ang relasyon mo sa iba, or ang relasyon mo sa sarili mo?
Take your time to pause and think about it, Breaker. Puwede mo ring isulat kung ano ang sagot mo sa mga katanungan sa itaas. After mong sagutin, tanungin mo ulit ang sarili mo, “Who do I want to be, or what kind of person do I aspire to become? Is the life I’m living now and the habits I have, help me become the person I want to be?”
Napaka-importanteng malaman mo ang sagot dito, Breaker, dahil sabi pa sa Berkeley Well-Being Institute, “Life (or at least success) is the result of our habits. The things we do regularly contribute to the person we are becoming and the goals we’re achieving. That’s why learning how to build good habits (and break bad habits) is an essential life skill that has widespread benefits.”
So if you want to succeed in the future, let go and let God.
BreakThrough tip #3: Let go of trying to please everyone, and let God affirm you.
Medyo personalan na talaga ‘to ah. Pero para ‘di masyadong masakit, may story kami na i-she-share sa ‘yo. It’s an old Aesop’s fable about a man, his son, and their donkey.
Isang araw, may mag-ama na naglalakbay kasama ang kanilang alagang hayop na donkey. Habang naglalakbay sila, may mga nakasalubong silang mga Marites. Narinig ng mag-ama ang convo, “Ano ang silbi ng donkey kung ‘di nila sasakyan?”
So, ano ang ginawa ng mag-ama? Pinasakay ang anak sa donkey, at nagpatuloy sila sa paglalakbay. Pero may nakasalubong ulit sila at narinig ang usapan sa paligid. “Ang selfish naman ng anak na ‘yan, kawawa naman ang tatay, naglalakad lang.”
Kaya sumakay na rin ang tatay sa donkey para lang walang masabi ang mga tao. Pero, ‘yun ang akala nila. Dahil ang sunod na nakasalubong nila, ito ang sinabi, “Hala, kawawa naman ang donkey, sobrang nabibigatan na ‘yan. Dalawa talaga silang sumakay?”
Left with no choice ang mag-ama. And guess what kung ano ang sunod na ginawa nila? Kinarga nila ang donkey! *facepalm.
So ano ang lesson sa story na ‘to? ‘Wag kang makinig sa mga Marites sa paligid.
De, joke lang.
Pero based sa story na ‘to, makikita natin na people will always have something to say, and there will always be people who won’t approve of your actions. Breaker, mapapagod ka lang kung i-pi-please mo lahat. It’s okay to say no sometimes.
If you still find it hard to say no, maybe itong article namin about Why Learning to Say “NO” is Important, might help you.
Para ‘di ka magmukhang katawa-tawa (ahem, sorry for the choice of word) katulad ng mag-ama sa story, let go of trying to please everyone and let God’s opinion about you be emphasized.
There will always be someone who won’t be pleased with you, and that’s okay. As long as you know God’s opinion about you.
You are loved.
You are chosen.
You are seen and acknowledged.
We know that letting go is hard, that’s why we want to journey with you on this, Breaker. We will BreakThrough together!
Before you go, tell us how this article helped you so we will have an idea kung ano pa ang puwede naming maitulong sa ‘yo.