Monday, March 2, 2009

Cleaning out the closet.

"I'm gonna need you to step away from the baggage please"


Tomorrow is gone, so say goodbye to the baggage of your past.

The past is called, just that, for a reason. It isn't suppose to follow with you into your future. It is time for Moses to passed away and Joshua to stepped into the Promise Land. The old is changing. It's a NEW THING. I feel it, don't you? Something stirring in my spirit, letting me know a change is taking place. A para dime shift. The birthing pains are passing, bringing forth a NEW LIFE. I'm cleaning out my closet. LETTING GO of the old, worn-out, out-of-date, fashions of my past. You know, the styles that really never seem to fit right. BYE, BYE! See, for God to refill my closet with the clothes he has made "just for me", I have to "LET GO" of my PAST. So lets see what we will be letting go of today...

Unforgiven Grief Sorrow Condemnation

Self Pity Depression Anxiety Bitterness

Lies Darkness Hate

Selfishness Lack of Love

In the very back of the closet I even found the fence that Satan had tried to put around my dreams. The fence that told me I wasn't good enough. I was a nobody, and weak. Enabling me to push through with God's purpose. Almost convincing me that it was about RELIGION and not a RELATIONSHIP. Lip service and not what was in my heart.

Bye, Bye Letting go isn't always easy. We hang on thinking we could "wear" it later. Knowing when that time comes, it doesn't fit right. It really never did to begin with.

Letting go takes Faith, obedience & submission. Obedience is better than sacrifice and realizing that it isn't about you, and never was, is the beginning of submission.

12 I don’t mean to say that I have already achieved these things or that I have already reached perfection. But I press on to possess that perfection for which Christ Jesus first possessed me. 13 No, dear brothers and sisters, I have not yet achieved it, but I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead, 14 I press on to reach the end of the race and receive the heavenly prize for which God, through Christ Jesus, is calling us.

Philippians 3:12-14 (New Living Translation)

Natalie Gore "Good-bye yesterday"

1 comment:

  1. It is so hard to let go of the past... I am so blessed to call you friend. I can almost always count on you to brighten my day. Please know I'm always here for you.
    Your post are always fun to read. Keep up the good blogging.. :)
    Amy Kay