Letting go

I spotted my old Jeep in the grocery store parking lot. I’ll admit the sighting was bittersweet.  Yes, I do miss her, but I also love my new Ford Flex. Out with the old, and in with the new.

Sweet part: I spied a “U.S. Army Retired” sticker on the back window. This made my lips and heart smile. 

I wrestled with letting go of my comfortable yellow Jeep. I loved that Jeep and she had provided many happy times for our family. Yet, for practical purposes, my husband and I needed to look for a vehicle with more storage and people capacity.

Sometimes in my personal life I desperately cling to old habits and old desires. Stuff I know I should be letting go of in order to move on with my life. It may be a wrongful desire of something someone else has and I do not. I rationalize to myself that I deserve such and such. Big or little, this covetousness prevents me from progress and from becoming holy in God’s sight. Deep down, I know I need to relinquish that sinful thought or deed.

Ask: Is there something (or someone) that you know should not be a present in your life? Can you confess it to the all-hearing and all-knowing God and start fresh today?

 “put off your old self, which is being corrupted by its deceitful desires; to be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness” (Ephesians 4:22–24).

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