Do you have a word to let go of?

Hi again friends!

 

I listened to a podcast today and it really made me think. Many of us set goals, resolutions, or words for the new year. My word/words for this year are joy and abundance. I want to really discover the abundant life Jesus promises in His word. This abundance, I believe, is directly related to real joy.

 

This podcast focused on having an “un-word” for this year. A word to let go of, if you will. I thought this was very interesting and not something I had ever thought about before.

 

After giving it some consideration, I believe my “un-word” will be carry.

 

All to often, I feel some sort of burden I’m carrying that may not be mine to carry. Perhaps that looks like feelings of frustration at not being able to please everyone. Maybe it’s having an idea to use in ministry but someone thinks it should be done their way instead. It could be feeling like I’ve failed because I couldn’t be there for everyone. Have you felt these feelings?

 

Even if I can’t physically be there for everyone, or I implemented the ideas I feel were inspired by God instead of pacifying someones ego, and the bottom line is… we can’t please everyone… as long as I’m following Jesus and doing the best I can, I’m no longer going to “carry” others opinions.

 

The burden of worrying about how others see us is not ours to carry. Following Jesus is what we need to focus on. So will you choose an “un-word” for this new year, something you want to put down and walk away from? Will you share it with me and our fellow table mates? Let’s start a conversation about this. I’m very intrigued by this concept. Looking forward to hearing from you 🙂

6 thoughts on “Do you have a word to let go of?

  1. WOW!
    This is the first I’ve heard of it!
    I love it, might almost be better than the word we choose for the year LOL
    I am going to to choose expectations!
    Thank you!

    Like

    1. You know Rene, I think I kind of do too. It can be difficult to move forward with a new word if we are weighed down with old baggage. I’m really liking this concept! Thanks for your feed back 🙂

      Like

  2. Hi Cindy
    As always another insightful post!
    I love your unword – carry.

    Mine would be regret. I want to leave what’s in the past behind and focus on the present moment

    Like

    1. Yes! Regret is a great unword too! I always think of the movie “The Lion King” when I think of regret and leaving things in the past… Pumba (the little warthog) tried to be very wise in giving Simba a word of advice. He put it this way, “Ya gotta leave your behind in your past.” LOL, I love that. It gives a little light hearted take on regret. But seriously, letting go of old deeds and words is the only way to move ahead and let God work fully in our lives. Think of gardening, in order for flowers to grow and flourish, they need to be dead-headed. Pulling off spent peddles that cannot be saved, they cannot bloom anymore. They need to be let go of in order to make room for new growth 🙂 Good to hear from you sweet Annie.

      Liked by 1 person

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s