Thursday, 28 July 2016

Holding on and letting go



When to hold on and when to let go is a recurring question in my life.

How do you decide what to keep or what to discard? The question applies to things, attitudes, habits, beliefs and sometimes people.

These thoughts are prompted by my feelings about a recent change to a newer car. I have had to let go of having a mechanical handbrake and get used to an electronic parking brake instead. That is proving an exercise in trust. My husband assures me it is a much safer system than the old method, but I have not found the change easy.

Sometimes though it is time for change. That often involves letting go of something in order to make way for something better. Last year I posted about thinking of Jesus' 'Beatitudes' from the Sermon on the Mount as some kind of call to 'let go'. This was a new way of thinking of them for me and I found it really helpful. Perhaps you may find it helpful too. Try reading 'Beatitudes: a call to let go'.


PRAYER WHEN CHALLENGED TO CHANGE

Help me to hold on to what is good for me and to let go of what I need to release.


Image credit: Pixabay, public domain

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