Let It Be.

I think our confidence today comes from three places: our past, our present and our future. 
I realized that instead of letting our past go, we need to simply let it be. 
I thought about this, I thought about this deeply. 
What would our lives and minds be like if we just let it be instead of let it go.
I don't know how to let go that a "friend" ( which I say loosely) tried to destroy everything about me, I don't know how to let go of a very broken relationship with a "best" friend. I don't know how to let go the fact of an abusive employer.  I do know how to let it be and give it to God. One sounds easier then the other, doesn't it? 
To me, letting go something's seem hard, it feels like clenched hands and whitened knuckles negotiating with my past. Letting it be sounds like a release, acknowledgment of what it is but still choosing to sit it down and walk away.  We're still able to see it, we know it's there, but we are choosing to let it be and put the unforgiveness, bitterness and anger at the feet of Jesus. 

What would it be like if we just sat down the box containing our stories of tragedy, hurt and bitterness?
What if we simply put it down and kept walking.  We know they are there, we know that we can go back to them, but for now we choose to let them be.

Forgiveness- of yourself and others--- is the only way to tell a new story. To tell a story of victory and triumph and not one defined by hard or even evil moments that may have occured decades ago. Carrying unforgiveness forces us to live life as victims. When awful things happen to us, we have the choice to stay in the hole dug by the above mentioned hurts or crawl out and brush off the dirt. We can decide to let it be, put the pain at the feet of Jesus over and over. 

The enemy loves when we get stuck carry the weight of unforgiveness, it makes him happy to see how the big heavy box prevent us from living our lives to the fullest capabilities. He hates to see us set free. The weight of our unforgiveness only harms ourselves. I don't know about you but I am tired of carrying that poison around, so put down that box and walk into freedom. 

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