“It’s time to let go!”
This Is one my favorite lines from the movie, Top Gun-Maverick.
The line is not spoken but it’s written on a computer by the character, Ice Man, who can no longer speak without difficulty so he types this line, it’s time to let go!
Such a good advice…it’s time to let go! Yes, it fits many situations, so many circumstances and a big chunk of life. Right? It’s time to let go so Maverick/we can embrace what is new and ahead.
““Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.”
Even in the church sometimes people want the old ways, the same old things that were done for years, old hymns, but God says, “sing to me a new song.” There’s some thing that He’s doing for us in the new. And God makes all things new.
So don’t nail your foot to the floor of the past. Live int the present knowing God has good plans for your future. It’s time to let go!
Don’t keep yourself in your looping, reviewing your mistakes, sins, or failures, don’t hang on to shame, anger, or bitterness know that he’s made you a new creation in Christ Jesus. The old is gone, behold the new has come! God has already let go of it for you it’s time for you to let it go!
Years ago my daughter, husband and I were in a skit for a women’s retreat. In this drama the daddy kept asking a little girl to give him her pearls. She didn’t want to part with these dime-store, cheapie pearls when he asked her for them. But he kept asking so that he could give her a strand of beautiful real ones. Yet she was reluctant. (It’s time to let go!)
“Sweetie, give me your pearls?”
“No, Daddy not my pearls.”
Unless she gave up the old cheaply made ones she could not receive the real, extremely valuable strand of pearls he intended to give her instead. But he didn’t tell her about the exchange; he just needed her to trust his love and kept asking.
It’s time to let go!
Is there a circumstance or situation in your life where ,it’s time to let go is an appropriate phrase? What do you need to let go of today? Ask Holy Spirit to reveal it to you. When the revelation comes, be quick to let it go so you can embrace the good things that lie ahead for you. Every good and perfect gift is from the Father, so maybe it is time to let go to receive.