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Let It Go

Posted on: December 30, 2012

I have posted this in some form or another since 2007. Here it is again because it is still so powerful. I always preface this with my policy statement regarding my total lack of interest in/opinion of the Rev. Jakes and/or his ministry. All I know is that this little nugget of wisdom blew my doors off when I read it. As a result, I unloaded a few “friends,” cleansed my conscience, and escorted a few people out of the internal audience in my brain (you know, those random individuals from your past that reside in your psyche, seemingly waiting for you to accomplish something so you can imagine yourself getting to say “booya, muthafucka!” as if that old boyfriend/boss/teacher gives a rat’s ass that you lost 10 pounds, made partner or bought a sweet condo). My internal audience today contains my Dad, and my kids, and my conscience. I make choices that I hope honor my father’s memory, honor my children’s futures, and honor my own sense of right and wrong. Everyone else can pound sand. If you do nothing else in prep for the new year I recommend reading this sermon—and then clearing out that audience of unworthies in your head. May your doors be blown off in 2013!

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 that 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.

>And 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 people’s 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!!

>If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you and was
>never intended for your life, then you need to……


>If you are holding on to past hurts and pains…

>If someone can’t treat you right, love you
>back, and see your worth…..


>If someone has angered you …….


>If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……


>If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction…..


>If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or


>If you have a bad attitude…….

>If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……


>If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new
level in Him……


>If you are struggling with the healing of a broken


>If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help


>If you’re feeling depressed and stressed …..


>If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling
>yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it,” then you need

>Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new
>thing for 2007!!!


>Get Right or Get Left .. think about it, and then ..



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