Let it go 2008

19 01 2008


I saw this and thought….this comes up a lot when people get caught up in what they can’t catch.  Also thought…God words of wisdom … since when the Lord closes a door…any…door He has plenty of blessings waiting behind unopened ones.

Hope you enjoy it too.

Let it go for 2008

By T. D. Jakes

There are people who can walk away from you.

And hear me when I tell you this! When people can walk  away from you: let them walk.

I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, staying attached to you.

I mean hang up the phone.

When people can walk away from you let them walk.

Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

The bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

People leave you because they are not joined to you.

And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay.

Let them go.

And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me.

And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it.

Stop Begging people to stay! .

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong  to you and was never intended for your life,

Then you need to……


If you are holding on to past hurts and pains ……


If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth…..


If someone has angered you .


If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge……


If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction……


If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents


If you! U have a bad attitude…….


If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better……


If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him……


If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship…….


If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves……


If you’re feeling depressed and stressed ………


If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it,” then you need to……


Let the past be the past. Forget the former things.

GOD is doing a new thing for 2008!!!


Get Right or Get Left .. Think about it, and then .


“The Battle is the Lord’s!” 

During the next 60 seconds, Stop whatever you are doing, and take this opportunity.

(Literally it is only ONE minute!)

 All you have to do is the following:

You simply say “The Lords Prayer” for the person:

The Lords Prayer

Our Father, who are in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name, Thy Kingdom Come, Thy Will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day, our daily bread and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. And lead us not into temptation but deliver us from evil.

For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power, and the Glory, forever.  



I’m not who I was

14 01 2008

I heard this song on the way home tonight and it just hit home.

Brandon Heath – I’m Not Who I Was
Wish you could see me now,
I wish I could show you how,
I’m not who i was.I used to be mad at you.
A little on the hurt-side too,
But I’m not who I was.

I found my way around,
to forgivin’ you, some-time-ago,
But I never got to tell you…


I found us in a photograph,
I saw me and I had to laugh,
Ya’ know, I’m not who I was.

Oo there you were right above me,
and I wonder if you ever loved me.
Just for who I was.

When the pain came back again;
like a bitter friend.
It was all that I could do,
To keep myself from blaming you.


Thinkin’ that it’s a funny thing,
I figured out I can sing,
Now I’m not who i was

I write about love and such,
maybe ’cause, I want it so much,
I’m not who I was

I was thinkin’ maybe I,
should let you know,
that I am not the same,
But I never did forget your name.


Ooo, a-nah-nah-nah-nah-NAH-nah-nah-nah-nah-nah

But the thing that I find most amazing,
in amazing grace,
Is the chance to give it out,
Maybe that’s what love is all about.

I wish you could see me now,
I wish I could show you how,
I’m not who I was.


9 01 2008
Possibility draws and it also repels .
BECOMING terrifies people.
It is the Velveteen Rabbit with his fur all rubbed off.At one point in the story there is an intriguing discussion between a toy rabbit and a toy horse. The toy horse’s description of a love relationship is powerful and compelling.
“Real isn’t how you are made,” said the Skin Horse. “It’s a thing that happens to you. When a child loves you for a long, long time, not just to play with, but REALLY loves you, then you become Real.”
“Does it hurt?” asked the Rabbit.
“Sometimes,” said the Skin Horse, for he was always truthful. “When you are Real you don’t mind being hurt.”
“Does it happen all at once, like being wound up,” he asked, “or bit by bit?”
“It doesn’t happen all at once,” said the Skin Horse. “You BECOME It takes a long time. That’s why it doesn’t happen often to people who break easily, or have sharp edges, or who have to be carefully kept. Generally, by the time you are Real, most of your hair has been loved off, and your eyes drop out and you get loose in your joints and very shabby. But these things don’t matter at all, because once you are Real you can’t be ugly, except to people who don’t understand.” –
Becoming real- that is, loved-is sometimes painful. becoming fully human is tear filled process.and yet, once a person becomes, once person is real, he is no longer ugly! It is this genuine, authentic.It is this genuiness and authenticity men need to focused on .Growing up male is a script determined by others that one size should fit all.The world tells us what we are to be and shapes us by the end it sets before us.To men it says work is of primary importance , To women it says appearance is critical. So both men and women end up with gifts and talents that are unused and unappreciated. Men and women are taught from early on to deny themselves and assume false selves to please others.

Closet Space

8 01 2008


Is your closet too crowded?

Perhaps the single greatest indicator of the overload that we have in 
life are closets. 

They are packed.

It doesn’t matter how big our closets are. 

Sooner or later we fill them up.


There is a closet rule of life that states:

1. Clothes expand to fill all available closet space
2. Sooner or later if you keep getting more clothes 
you either have to:
A. Get more closet space
B. Get rid of some clothes

2B is what we hate to do.

But if we are TO BE what we are TO BE, 
we need to learn the rule of 2B and get rid of some clothes.

Time is like closet space. We have a limited amount of it.

We keep putting more and more things in until our time is cluttered.

The more cluttered it gets, the more things are out of place.

The time that we should be sleeping, we’ve got something else in 
that space.

The time that we should be spending with family, we’ve got 
something else in that space.

The time that we should have to ourselves to do whatever we do to 
help our spirit, we’ve got something else in that space.

Even as our closet hinges strain to keep from bursting, we still try to 
put more stuff in.

Take a look around your closet of time right now.

How much has accumulated 
that you should have gotten rid of long ago.

They still may be good clothes, but your closet is just too full.

We have habits that we formed in our teenage years 
that should have long ago been removed from our closets.

Some even have friends that should have long ago been removed, 
for they no longer fit our style or destination.

As you change and grow, you should change what’s in your closet.

Maybe we don’t need more stuff in the closet.

Maybe we don’t need a bigger closet.

Maybe we just need to clean out some stuff 
and not with the purpose to make room for more stuff. 

We may just need some space,

In a lot of areas,

For a lot of reasons.

There is a spiritual saying 
that tells you to go into your closet to pray.

For many of us, there’s simply no room. 

Go look at your bedroom closet right now.
Chances are, it will reflect your closet of time.


7 01 2008
Psalms 55:12-13
If an enemy were insulting me, I could endure it; if a foe were raising
himself against me, I could hide from him. But it is you, a man like myself,
my companion, my close friend.

“You will always be attacked in the place of your inheritance,” said the man
sitting across the breakfast table. “God has called you to bring people
together and to impact other people’s lives as a result of this anointing in
your life. You must make sure that you seek to maintain righteousness in all
of your relationships.” Those words came from someone who had the wisdom and
authority to speak them to me.I have had a number of close relationships that ended in betrayal. I am very
loyal to my friends and those with whom I have covenant relationships. Yet
there are times that no matter how righteous you are, when someone means to
betray you, he will do it. Loving those who betray you is “graduate-level
Christianity.” The religious community and one of His closest friends
betrayed Jesus. Those who were closest to David betrayed him. Joseph’s own
family betrayed him. Loving our enemies cannot be accomplished by mustering
it up. It can only happen when we have come to a death in ourselves so that
Christ can love through us. It is truly one of those acts of identifying
with the cross.

If you are a leader, you can be sure God will allow you to experience
betrayal. It is one of those courses in the Kingdom that may not be required
until God has seen that you have successfully passed other tests. It is the
most difficult and most gut-wrenching of all tests. A godly response goes
against all that is in us. Our natural response is to protect, retaliate,
and retain unforgiveness and bitterness. Our natural response is satan’s
most powerful weapon; to overcome it requires much grace from God. Ask God
to build His nature in you now so that when such attacks come, you will be
aware that it is a test and you will respond in righteousness.

Counting the Cost

3 01 2008

John 15:1-8
I am the true vine, and my Father is the husbandman. Every branch in me that beareth not fruit he taketh away: and every branch that beareth fruit, he purgeth it, that it may bring forth more fruit.  Now ye are clean through the word which I have spoken unto you. Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit of itself, except it abide in the vine; no more can ye, except ye abide in me. I am the vine, ye are the branches: He that abideth in me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit: for without me ye can do nothing. If a man abide not in me, he is cast forth as a branch, and is withered; and men gather them, and cast them into the fire, and they are burned.  If ye abide in me, and my words abide in you, ye shall ask what ye will, and it shall be done unto you.  Herein is my Father glorified, that ye bear much fruit; so shall ye be my disciples.
God is not trying to just take away, He is faithfully at work to make room to add

Has God ever told you to do something and you put it off ( procrastinate ) make all kinds of excusses why you can not do it today…life is just to busy I always say to myself.
God shows you thing in your life , things that hang on your vine that produce bad fruit in your life…things maybe you have hidden away in the closet out of sight “Out of mind they say”…Hardly True God says….
What a lie from the pit of hell
God tells you to pluck off the bad fruit so your life can produce good fruit a new harvest.But we wait and put it off…the fruit begins to rotten and stink and yet we still ignore it then one day what seem like so many small things becomes one BIG HUGE thing …and we are left paying the price for not obeying right away.
For a month now God has been almost screaming at me to toss things out of my life …things that seem so small..things that I felt could wait for another day..I mean who will see them …I thought no one..But God saw them …and he saw the future and what would happen if I did not get it out of my life .
So the devil used those very things to set me up , because I left the door open the very door God told me to close , the bad fruit God told me to pluck off my vines…
I was left counting the cost of that bad fruit this week and along with that I got very very sick and I never ever get sick.
So today I counted the cost and I obeyed God and did what he said to do ….but because I am sometime so suborn it came with a high price…

His goal is not to plunder or harm , but to LIBERATE us so that we can pursue our true desire