How to let go? (Abandon) ~ FMF & Blogging Through The Alphabet

I am combining two tasks this week. The word for Five Minute Friday is ABANDON and the letter for Blogging Through The Alphabet is H.

H How to let go

GO –

We were on Spring Break this week and took some time. We abandoned all that we had been doing because we were physical, mentally, and emotionally worn out. We had abandon things. We went to a different place, relaxed, visited with loved ones, did some fun things, and recovered.

But in order to do that, we had to let go – abandon – what we were already doing. That is hard sometimes. I often tell myself that we have to keep on schedule; we have to keep going. We cannot stop. We cannot abandon the job. I have been given the job of guiding my children as they grow. I cannot abandon that!!!

But I often take that – I cannot abandon my job of guiding my children – to mean that I cannot stop doing the things that we are already doing. And that? That is wrong.

I can abandon, and should, many things. When something is causing daily grief? Abandon it and replace it with something that is better. When something is causing ache? Abandon it and replace it with something that brings joy. When something is causing a rift between family or friends or, worse, God’s people? Abandon it! Quickly.

We often think of abandoning things as bad. But how do we view letting go? Not as big a deal but just as permanent. So retrain your brain here – abandon/let go of the things that prevent you from doing whatever it is you need to be doing, whether it be guiding your children, helping others, or just carrying on daily with a cheerful heart and mind.

How do we let go? With joy, knowing that we are going to be refilling that space with better things.

At Home.

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22 thoughts on “How to let go? (Abandon) ~ FMF & Blogging Through The Alphabet

  1. Annette Tinholt Vellenga March 11, 2017 at 11:48 am Reply

    Good post this. Truth spoken. Hard to let it go sometimes though.

  2. Leslie March 11, 2017 at 1:19 pm Reply

    You’re right, and to do that we must step back, view our choices un emotionally and
    ‘Let be and be still, and know (recognize and understand) that I am God. . . ‘
    Psalms 46:10 AMPC.

  3. Melissa March 11, 2017 at 3:46 pm Reply

    Even when abandoning is the better choice, it’s still tough to do. Good post!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 13, 2017 at 8:40 am Reply

      I agree. That is often the hardest choice of all, even when you know it is needed. Thanks for stopping by and commenting.

  4. rosebudmama March 11, 2017 at 4:29 pm Reply

    It is hard to let go of old ways, even when you know a change is needed. I sometimes feel like I am stuck in a rut, but a definite stopping and turning from my ways and trying something new is needed. Thank you for this encouragement.

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 13, 2017 at 8:40 am Reply

      You’re welcome. It is hard to step out of that rut sometimes. And it may take a huge boost to manage it but you can do it!

  5. kelly @kellyblackwell March 11, 2017 at 9:34 pm Reply

    Wonderful post. In letting go we do have room for something wonderful. I’d rather fill that God spaced hole with the Lord rather than mindless distraction.
    Visiting from FMF (your neighbor #70)
    Have a wonderful weekend!

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 13, 2017 at 8:39 am Reply

      Thank you. Yes, I strive to find something of God to fill that new vacancy with, as well.

  6. finchnwren March 11, 2017 at 11:19 pm Reply

    I liked this a lot, Lori. I think my tendency can be that once I’ve started something or been called to do it, that I am to do it all the rest of my life! Loyalty is a good thing, but it’s important to make those good observations you mentioned and to hear God’s leading on those projects, curricula, and ministries. πŸ™‚

    • 3gigglygirlsathome March 13, 2017 at 8:38 am Reply

      Thank you. As you mention, loyalty is good but there definitely needs to be a balance.

  7. Barbie Swihart March 12, 2017 at 11:31 am Reply

    AMEN! Great post!

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