God gave me a new place to live, a new church to grow in, a new home with no bad memories, a new car that feels safe and a new me that is coming forth. In order to embrace this newness - I must let the past go. With God's help, this year I will let go a lot of the remains of what years of tests and trials left me with. It is almost as if I've shed the "old" and have everything new - it is kind of like being born again in a sense. I needed this. I needed this a long time ago but I'm not going to concentrate on the delay. I'm going to concentrate on the here and now.
Letting it go also involves this excess weight that came from hospitalizations, stress, medications, sorrow and depression. I felt like I was in a prison to be quite honest and I couldn't see a way out. However, I didn't quit (like so many of my friends did). I pressed on, endured and made it through many tests that God brought our way. I didn't give up!
I'm letting go of the past. I'm letting go of the person I was. I'm letting go of the old way of thinking. I'm letting go of people that are not good for me. I'm letting go of insecurity in what I am in God.
It doesn't just stop at letting it go - I also must embrace the new! I'm embracing the new life God has given us. I'm embracing the new person I'm becoming. I'm embracing the new way of thinking. I'm embracing new people that God has put in our life. I'm embracing what God made me to do for Him. I'm embracing 2017!
This song is amazing and one that will bring in my New Year with the message it gives. Just like that olive, we have to go through things for God to make us into what each of us are truly meant to be.
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