"One day at a time--this is enough. Do not look back and grieve over the past for it is gone; and do not be troubled about the future, for it has not yet come. Live in the present, and make it so beautiful it will be worth remembering."

Ida Scott Taylor


Sunday, October 12, 2014

Letting Go by Changing Perspective



Hello my friends!
It's been awhile, I know.
Been busy with lots of changes this summer
and needed to take a little break from blogging.
I'm hoping I haven't lost all of 
my blogging buddies.

I'm hoping you are finding
 time to do all of the things that are
 important to you
 and have taken time to enjoy
 the in between parts, 
from the busyness of life.
If you are like me, you have to 
be intentional in planning
 to make sure 
you are balancing the busyness.


"RELEASE"
So getting back to what
 I've been learning about the
 "letting go" 
of what holds us
back from all God has planned for us.




I tell you what!  I had no idea how
 relevant choosing the
 word RELEASE
 as my 2014 word would be.
It seems there are lessons everyday for me 
as I watch for ways 
to throw off the extra baggage of 
letting go of things
  I don't need, but thought
I NEEDED!!
Do you find this to be true for you when 
 trying to be intentional
about watching
 for baggage you are carrying that
you really don't need?


This is where the kid in me always wants to
Stop.. Stand up and with arms spread wide, begin to sing 
at the top of my lungs..
.. .. LET IT GO… …LET IT GO….

(from the Disney movie, FROZEN)
and sing it until I believe it!!


*¨**¨*

I'd like to share with you about
something that happened in my life 
at the beginning of summer, without giving 
the details. 
(those are better left unsaid and as my own learning experience)
This way you can relate by making the details
fit whatever you are going through. 


This thing that happened just kind of
rocked my world in the grieving way. I had to 
make a tough choice that I wasn't expecting.
At first I thought the choice was about 
something I could control, so I began
figuring it out through my own
mindful process....you know the old
if I do this, but if I do that, or how can I 
do this so that the this I want will happen....
etc.. etc... etc... ha!
But I learned quickly that it 
wasn't something I could control...so
 it hurt a lot!
I will be honest,  for a day or so,  I let the victim 
mentality be my best friend- feeling sorry for 
myself..  grieving a loss that felt undeserved.

God then sent me a wise friend,  who after 
I told her I was feeling like Daniel in the Bible,
having to go into the Lion's Den,  she
responded.." Now Daniel, walk humbly and with God's peace.  Let Him do the heavy lifting. God will sort this all out."

I so needed reminded of that!
 His peace is such sweet peace, no matter
 what you are going through.

 All of a sudden,
I changed my perspective 
on everything that was happening. 
Instead of the victim mentality, I realized 
that God was orchestrating new plans for me...
...I just didn't know what they were yet.
I was excited about my future!!
I was no longer stressed over it all.  
I knew without a shadow of a doubt that God
was up to something good in my life
 and I could trust HIM 
and give up that control that
 was making me miserable.  
And you know what?
Within hours  (and I'm not exaggerating), 
those new and exciting things
 began happening in my life. 
And they are happenings 
that could only have come, because God put them in action.

"The freedom to actually be on an 
adventure with God becomes strangely
possible when you aren't pushing 
so hard for the package."
Paula Rinehart

If I had not Released
 that victim mentality by
changing my perspective instead to that of
"God was Orchestrating" something new
 and wonderful in my life,
 then I could have 
missed the great plans he was waiting 
to set in place for ME!!!

I know this was a long post and also overdue!
Thank you for bearing with me.
I hope it has been an encouragement
to you, especially if you need to 
Release something you really don't need.
Maybe, like me, all you need to do
is to change your Perspective!

Hugs,


I waited patiently for the Lord;He turned to me and heard my cry.He lifted me out of the slimy pit,out of the mud and mire;he set my feet upon a rock and gave me a firm place to stand.”Psalm 40:1-2


6 comments:

Bevy @ Treasured Up and Pondered said...

Welcome back!! I've been thinking about you... wondering...hoping! :)


Great words to ponder this morning! Thank you for sharing...

~Bevy

Janette's Sage/Simply Your Decor said...

I think there are tons of us that can relate to this post, even without the details, so many seem to be walking a similar path. You have put it into such encouraging words, which is your gift. Thanks for sharing, I am so blessed. I have enjoyed your journey through the years, many twist and turns, but each encouraging me to walk forward in my own twist and turns. Blessings...yes, a change in perspective.

Nancy said...

It's always good to see you and know that encouraging words are going to follow….
This is a beautiful post of how allowing God to be in control good things will happen….You are such an inspiration and encouragement as you share your walk with Lord…You make such a positive impact on so many lives as we all struggle with many of the same issues….Hugs to you my friend….

Nancy said...

You are a jewel and such an encourager…Thanks for sharing your journey because you always point us to the One that can change the things in our lives that we can't….We only have to release them to Him….A big lesson for me today….Hugs to you my friend...

Jennifer Richardson said...

"Let Him do the heavy lifting"
...I adore that.
And I adore that about Him:)
He does so want to be our hero
and set us to thriving, doesn't He. I think He wants our freedom
even more than our own hearts do.
Thanks for sharing your story of release. It always gives me courage when someone dear is brave:)
Much much love and thanks,
Jennifer

Marcia said...

You're always an encouragement to me, Lee Ann. Not only is that quote perfect for me today... "you are unrepeatable" ... but you wrote this post on my birthday. :) Meant to be.

You're missed here.
Much love!
xoxo
PS-The sketch of the eyes is gorgeous.