Sometimes others bring emotional or physical pain into our lives. And yet we love them and cling to the hope that things can or will change. So we hang in there, hoping. Eventually the pain gets too much to bear any longer. So we learn to let go.
There may be others in our lives who we really, really want to receive affirmation from. So we bow down, we scrape, we make ourselves become whatever we think the other person wants us to be. But we can never seem to receive that allusive affirmation that we were hoping to get. So we learn to let go.
Still others come into our lives broken and weak. We so desire to give them strength and help fix them so that they can go on, facing their future with hope and healing. Unfortunately, they embrace their victim-hood so completely that they are unwilling to move forward in their lives. So we learn to let go.
In learning to let go I learn that I am not in control of others. I am only in control of myself. “God, grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, courage to change the things I can, and wisdom to know the difference.”
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