LET IT GO
BY: T. D. JAKES and SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN
SEPTEMBER 1, 2005
Below is a message that I received from a friend. It was a transcription of a live service held by Pastor 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. (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 your 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 … LET IT GO! If you are holding on to past hurts and pains … LET IT GO! If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth ... LET IT GO! If someone has angered you … LET IT GO! If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge … LET IT GO! If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction … LET IT GO! If you are holding onto a job that no longer meets your needs or talents … LET IT GO! If you have a bad attitude … LET IT GO! If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better … LET IT GO! If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him … LET IT GO! If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship … LET IT GO! If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves … LET IT GO! If you’re feeling depressed and stressed … LET IT GO! 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 IT GO! Let the past be the past. Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new thing for 2005! LET IT GO! Get Right or Get Left … think about it, and then … LET IT GO! “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 that sent you this message. 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 and ever. Amen.
Next, send this message to everyone you know. In a while, more people will have prayed for you and you would have obtained a lot of people praying for others! Next, stop and think and appreciate God’s power in your life, for doing what you know is pleasing to Him. If you are not ashamed to do this, follow the instructions! God loves you and watches over you every day!
MY RESPONSE TO ‘LET IT GO’
BY: SUNNY ORLY COFFMAN
SEPTEMBER 2, 2005
Thanks to the person that shared the T.D. Jakes article about releasing people. I’d love to write a further clarification to this article. There are lots of reasons for “letting go.” Eccel. is real plain about there being a season for everything. And we’ve all read the one about people being sent for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. Just because it may be “letting go” time, does not mean the person has to be an enemy – but simply that their role in our lives or vise versa, may have now been accomplished. Many times our not wanting to “let go” comes as a result of our own insecurity or the abandonment or rejection that we have experienced.
From another angle, I’ve also seen folks dying – kept in this sphere – many times because folks around them simply would not “let go.” On many occasions, we’ve counseled family members or close friends to lovingly release the dying. Dying is just another part of living and a necessary part of progression in the Spirit. It is a major factor in teaching more about prayer – not praying emotionally led prayers – but praying the will of God in each situation.
And, yes, there are instances where another is used in a very negative way in our lives, but I’m getting more and more understanding of these kinds of things – coming to the total belief that all things are allowed by Father for a reason – and whatever the challenge, it is part of our own perfecting – giving us opportunity to overcome yet another obstacle in our own life – usually in our own emotional realm.
LET IT GO [T. D. Jakes and Sunny Orly Coffman] 9-1-05 1