It takes hands to build a house, but only hearts can build a home.

Author Unknown

Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Chapter 10, Page 14, Book 20

Its ok if you cant handle everything today.

October 14th - let go and let God

Some of us think holding makes us strong, but sometimes it is letting go.

Hermann Hesse

There are going to be times in our lives when we feel like weve hit our limit.  We cant do one more thing than were already doing.  We cant handle another task to be done.  Those are the times that we tend to lose control.  When things are beyond my control, I figure its time to let it go and turn it over to One that can.

We cannot possibly do everything and be everything for others.  There is only so much than anyone can take.  If itbeyond my simple means, it will not beyond Gods care.  It has no limit 

Letting go helps us to live in a more peaceful state of mind and helps to restore our balance.  It allows others to be responsible for themselves and for us to take our hands off situations that do not belong to us. It frees us from unneccessary stress.

Melody Beattie

This is especially hard for those of us that like to be in control, to manage things for ourselves.  Its the product of prayer,, determination, hard work, courage and more prayer.  It takes serious effort.

Letting go is not the same thing as giving up.  The difference lies in the attitude of a person.

Giving up means quitting something.. Letting go means to set someone free.  Its mainly used where someone is allowed to let go for betterment.  Giving up is used for acts of sacrifice,  Giving up reduces your life, Letting go Expands it.  Giving up is self defeat.  Letting go is self care.  

You must learn to let go  Release the stress.  You were never in control anyway.

Steve Marboli


I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

There is a fine line between holding on and letting go

Martha said...

Big difference between the two!

Mevely317 said...

That first meme is so powerful. Exactly the way I felt after leaving my last 15-year employment. I imagine that speaks to many people who find themselves having to make a difficult decision.

Chatty Crone said...

Some times saying no and setting limits is harder than saying yes!

Susie said...

Ted and I worked hard yesterday for two old people. We did accomplice what we set out to do...but we were sore and whiny afterwards. LOL. So today we just relaxed. You know we had a good night's sleep too. Blessings, xoxo, Susie

jack69 said...

Okay sweet lady, among all the good stuff you topped out with this GEM:
Letting go is not the same thing as giving up. The difference lies in the attitude of a person.....
Now that is gospel. Enjoyed the visit. TAke care and be safe.
Love from Sherry & jack down south.

betty said...

It is good to let go and to know that you have to let go. Sometimes its hard for me to let go but I realize its for the best and it works out better that way too!