So what is it that you carry with you in life that the Lord has asked to let go of, this is usually something that has been done to you, an offence or a negative word spoken over you during your life. You may have even let go a few times but picked it back up again because your life did not feel right without it. For me it was my stepfather telling me over and over again that I was a waste of space, and blaming me for everything and anything my siblings did wrong. I carried this with me for a long time until the Lord showed me that it was what had been spoken over my stepfather as a child growing up. And because of the hurts he carried he then passed them on to me, even as a child I could not figure out why me? Until I was old enough to understand that he was not my biological father and he needed someone to blame for the way his life turned out.
Ok so I carried this, then I needed to learn to accept the truth which is I am a child of God and this is not who God made me to be. I was not a waste of space nor was I to blame for others choices; I learned to accept the truth as God has made me in His image. And that God sees me thru His son Christ Jesus because He shed blood for me. That I am worthy of His mercy, grace and love because He created me. To learn to accept this is one of the hardest things I have had to truly come to a realization that I am worthy… as are you. Once I learned to accept this I then had to release the hatred and frustration I had for my stepfather. I learned to love him where he is at, no matter what he says to me, even to this day it is never a positive word. But in letting go of the past I am no longer tethered to the frustration and hatred, and I can accept that I genuinely feel love and forgiveness for my stepfather even though I know it may never be return from him.
So now I live in the understanding that when I carry things that are not mine to carry, I am walking off the path that the Lord has called me to. Once I accept that, then I can truly accept that my Heavenly Father has so much more for me. Then you and I can live in His truth. We can live in His mercy, grace and joy for our life. This does not come easy as we have to learn to live in the truth of who were truly are, children of the Most High God. And living in this understanding means that we must stop carrying the things people have done to us, accept who we are and allow ourselves to live in His light and joy for our lives. Here are a few verses to help you, declare them out loud while looking in the mirror.
When anxiety was great within me, your consolation brought me joy. Psalm 94:19
The Lord has done it this very day; let us rejoice today and be glad. Psalm 118:24
I rejoice in following your statues as one rejoices in great riches. Psalm 119:14
Rejoice always, pray continually, and give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18
Rejoice in the Lord always, I will say it again Rejoice! Philippians 4:4
Be Joyful in hope, patient in affliction, and faithful in prayer. Romans 12:12