To Let Go
*does not mean to stop caring, it means I can’t do it for someone else.
*is not to cut myself off, it’s the realization that I can’t control another.
*is not to enable, but to allow learning from natural consequences.
*is to admit powerlessness, which means the outcome is not in my hands.
*is not to try to change or blame another, it’s to make the most of myself.
*is not to care for, but to care about.
*is not to fix, but to be supportive.
*is not to judge, but to allow another to be a human being.
*is not to be in the middle arranging all the outcomes, but to allow others to effect their destinies.
*is not to be protective, its to permit another to face reality.
*is not to deny, but to accept.
*is not to nag, scold, or argue, but instead to search out my own shortcomings and correct them.
*is not to adjust everything to my desires, but to take each day as it comes, and cherish myself in it.
*is not to criticize and regulate anybody, but to try to become what I dream to be.
*is not to regret the past, but to grow and live for the future.
*is to fear less, and love more.
~courtesy of Mile Hi Church
“Let Go and Let God…As children bring their broken toys with tears for us to mend, I brought my broken dreams to God, because God is my friend. But then, instead of leaving God in peace to work alone I hung around and tried to help, with ways that were my own. At last, I snatched them back and cried, “How can you be so slow?” “My child,” God said, “What could I do? You never did let go!” ~ unknown