After writing the blog “Never Can Say Goodbye”, I felt compelled to raise and deal with the question of why we have a hard time saying goodbye to things that don’t promote healthy and prosperous living. Why can’t we say goodbye to fear, worry, lust, jealousy, envy, gossip, poor choices, bad debt, impoverished thinking, low self-esteem, low self-worth, manipulation, and a host of other things. What is about such things that keep us bound and living a less than desired life? While I do not have all of the answers, I have wrestled with ideas that I would like to share here.
One of the primary reasons I believe we hold on to things that don’t promote prosperous living is because we have a hard time embracing a reality where those things no longer exist, reign, or have us bound. In my opinion letting go of things like fear and worry can mean yielding and being vulnerable to change and uncertainty. As one who likes to be in control I understand the struggle of saying goodbye to worry. Sometimes holding on to worry makes one feel as though they have the power to change their situation; when in fact letting go of worrying is often the remedy needed to release the change! Issues such as jealousy and envy oftentimes have roots of low self-esteem and low self-worth. Discovering this and letting go of envy and jealousy may mean dealing with internal issues in our own lives.
Saying goodbye to issues, situations, characteristics, and lifestyles that don’t cause us to prosper can mean embracing a new reality that allows us to experience a newness of life that takes us beyond what we could have ever imagined. Saying goodbye to fear and launching the new business, seeking the new degree, embracing the career change, or even allowing God to manage every aspect of our lives could mean opening ourselves up to new possibilities. I have found that in life sometimes letting go of something can and often does prepare one to receive something greater. So. Just. Say. GOOOOOODBYE!