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My life is in a season of “letting go.” I have chatted about it on YouTube, I have posted about it through social media; today it is time to blog about it.
Throughout history we learn it is healthy to have memorials so we can remember key times in our past. We have a memorial to honor a loved one or friends who have died; we have pictures on our phones or desktop to remember a great vacation or a time with family and friends; even scripture tells us the story of Joshua and the Israelites when they crossed the Jordan River to pick up twelve stones and place them down where the priests who carried the ark had stood, to remember “the flow of the Jordan was cut off before the ark of the covenant of the LORD.” (Joshua 4:7) This was done in as a memorial for the older generation to share with the younger generation and those will come in later years.
How can we take the memory of the past to “let go” and bring it forward to today, living in the moment?
What I have learned is, we trust God by living the experience of God’s work and the miracles He does in our lives, each and every day.
Since a teenager, I journal about 5 days a week. Through journaling, I record the big events, the turning points in my life and when I’ve personally seen God answer a prayer. I also journal in my pray time. In fact, my prayers are more like journal entries rather than prayers. Where I am; how am I growing. I can look back through my journals and trace my life’s seasons. In the past year I’ve read through many of my journals; what has amazed me, is to really see who I am. I have not changed in my goals and my dreams, but I have grown in how I realize them, how I see them achieved and where I want them to go in my life.
I have seen goals and dreams that have not been achieved; and have learned, that it is probably better they weren’t achieved. I am where I am today because of those missed goals and dreams.
I have others that I am still working on — day by day. Is it always easy? No! Is it always fun? No! But do I still have the desire and the excitement to make them be a reality? Yes!
Through this season, I have seen the work God has done in me as a parent and women in “letting go.” It is through the trials and tests I have grown; I have seen times of amazement and I have celebrated the “little” steps that have grown to be “big” steps in “letting go.”
Are you stuck in the memory? Are you at a dead-end with your dream?
KatyNelsonCoaching.net is here to encourage you! We’d love to help you rediscover who you are, “Let Go,” and move forward with your DREAM.