Ask any of my friends and you will learn that I move a lot. I am probably a little strange because I like to move. Moviing always feels like a fresh start to me.
In moving, I get to explore a new place. It’s always fun when you find little shops in a new area that are fun to visit. In addition, when you move, you go through all of your stuff and get rid of all of the “junk.” Sure, you do the same thing with a yard sale but I, personally, have a tendency to not put stuff in a yard sale that I would throw away if I were moving.
Often times in life we hold on to things that we should let go of. Yes, sometimes, the things we hold on to would be considered “stuff” but even more often the things we hold on to are memories and more emotional “stuff.” And some of the stuff we hold on to keeps us from making a fresh start.
Last night during my small group study from church, one of the guys said something that has stuck with me and is pretty relevant here. We were talking about whether or not God punishes His children and he was asking the question that if we are not given something that would have been great because of a poor decision we made, aren’t we being punished?
Now, I don’t want to get into the argue about whether or not God punishes us again (we had quite the discussion regarding this) but think about all of the great things that we may miss out on in life because we are afraid or unwilling to let go of the past!!
What are you holding on to so tightly that it is making you blind to the reward that lies ahead if you let go?