Can You Let It Go? This was a question I asked myself several times last week.
My feelings were hurt by someone. One voice was telling me that I needed to confront the person and share my feelings; another voice was telling me that I simply needed to move on.
During this process I sought God’s wisdom. I read scripture and prayed on the issue for a couple of days. I began to ask myself a series of questions. Why were my feelings hurt? What benefit would come from confronting the person? Would God be glorified in my actions? It was when I came to the last question that I realized that all of this hoopla was about me. About how I was feeling, about how I thought I should be treated. If I were to confront the person, there was nothing in my actions that was glorifying God. By letting it go (truly letting it go), I was demonstrating long-suffering, and allowing God to be magnified in me.
You've heard it said “I’m going to give them a piece of my mind,” “They aren't going to get away with that,” “They can’t treat me this way,” “I’ve got to tell them how I feel.” When experiencing these emotions, the first question to ask yourself is "Will God be glorified through my actions?"
As we mature in age, we should also be maturing as Christians. Our lives should become closer and closer to reflecting Christ. In order to do that, we have to die to self and understand that our life is now in Christ and that our actions should reflect that new life.
If you then be risen with Christ, seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God. Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth. For ye are dead, and your life is hid with Christ in God (Colossians 3:1-4)
So the question and challenge is – Can You Let It Go?
Associate Certified Coach, ICF