Letting Go

An early fall day in Charlottesville, VA

Today the leaves fell down like rain 

I saw their loss as only gain 

letting go of all things old 

releasing grip of all they hold  

preparing for their dormant state 

for all the coming change they wait 

making room for all things new

making room for more of You 

we anticipate it patiently 

blazing colors we’ll soon see 

Every living thing brings glory 

to the One who writes our story

Driving home today, I saw one of the first tell-tale signs of fall.  Leaves were dancing, swirling around as I drove down a twisty road.  All these beautiful trees around us are preparing to bare their naked branches before the world.  Letting go for us is a process…but these beautiful, dancing leaves reminded me that letting go is also a beautiful thing.

And I thought of some of the things I hold on to… that I need to let fall to the ground.

Like having unreasonable expectations of myself, and of others. 

past hurts

mistakes I have made

of “stuff” I don’t need taking up space in my house

of what others think of me

and the more I am able to let go of these things… the more room I make for Him.

But forget all that—
    it is nothing compared to what I am going to do.
For I am about to do something new.  Isaiah 43:18

 

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Julie is an ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene. She has a passion for leading worship, writing songs, preaching, teaching, and thrift store shopping. Julie has two amazing teenage daughters, two dogs ("fur babies"), and one wonderful hubby :)

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