Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Let'n it go

"I believe that everything happens for a reason. People change so that you can learn to let go; things go wrong so that you can appreciate when they're right; you believe lie so that you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself; and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together."

I wish I could tell you that these words were spoken by a great author or a renowned theologian.

But that would be a lie.

They were spoken by Marilyn Monroe. Not exactly someone I want my children to epitomize or walk in the footsteps of, but nonetheless, these words speak some truth and wisdom.

I think it is safe to say that Marilyn Monroe led a life filled with difficulties and problems. Especially near the end, she was the object of much criticism and scrutiny, and no matter the truth behind it, I am sure it hurt.

You can tell this quote came from a woman who had been hurt. A woman who had seen her fair shares of ups and downs. A woman who had dealt with the pains of the world, and decided to see the brighter side.

I feel a little like this woman. Life has been a little sour lately, and much of me wants to throw in the towel. Sin is ugly and it seems to meet me on every corner and avenue of my life. Despite my best efforts, life is still hard and full of disappointments. Disappointments that hurt and leave a scar.

And it seems I stand at a cross-road. I can choose the left path. The path that is filled with bitterness, unforgiveness, and revenge. The path fill with more hurt and sin. The path that leads to nowhere. Or I can choose the right path. The path of joy, peace, and forgiveness. The path filled with promise and hope. The path paved by my Maker. Isaiah 54:17 says, "No weapon formed against you will prosper," and I choose to hope in my Savior.

I especially love the last part of the quote - "...sometimes good things fall apart so that better things can fall together." No matter how "good" I think something was, God must have a better way. God must have a better plan. God must know best.

So I am giving it up, and I would encourage you to do the same. That perfect plan you had for your life; that perfect relationship that God seems to be releasing from your grasp; that idea of perfection - let it go. I am letting go of what I want. I am letting go of the hurt. I am letting go of tomorrow. I am letting it go and letting God replace it with something better.

When we are obedient to His will and ready for His desires, we can't help but prosper.

I can't wait to see what God has just around the corner for me.


octobermomx2 said...

Love this! LOVE you too!!! :-)

Kristy said...

Praying for you guys. In hard times, I always try to remember that this is a season and eventually, it WILL give way to a new and different season. The tide will turn and we'll be here cheering you all on!

Hope you're enjoying sunny skies and warm sand! Wish we were there, too!

Gwen T said...

My flesh and my heart may fail, but GOD is the strength of my heart and my portion forever. Psalm 73:26 -- What great words of hope especially when we feel like everything/everyone around us is disappointing or causing pain. People will always fail us. Thank you for your wise words this a.m.!!


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