Let It Go

If you cling to your life, you will lose it, and if you let your life go, you will save it. (‭Luke‬ ‭17‬:‭33‬ NLT)

One summer day in 2006, I was walking around my neighborhood. Some guys called me over to their car to ask me a question. I walked near the car to hear what they were saying. I had my phone in my hand (remember this was 2006 before snatching phones was really a thing) and the one in the passenger’s seat grabbed it and they sped off. Unfortunately, I was still holding on to it. So I was dragged for a few seconds until holding on was no longer possible. I stood up and I was kinda dazed. I touched the side of my head and pulled out a chunk of hair. I walked over to the first person I saw. Although it was in the middle of day and they had been outside the entire time, they hadn’t even seen the whole ordeal because it happened so quickly. They let me in and I called my parents. Within minutes, my dad was there to pick me up. When I got home, my mom told me not to worry about anything. First, because I was safe and it was just a phone. Second, coincidentally she had just ordered new phones for all of us and my new one was already on the way. It was going to be a surprise.
Sometimes, you can just be walking around and minding your business when someone or something comes along and completely disrupts your life. You have a choice to keep holding on, be dragged along and risk losing your belongings or you can just let your old life go.

Remember, my mom already had a replacement on the way. What are you blocking from coming into your life because you won’t let the old one go?

The major point I’m making here is that eventually you’re going to lose it any way. Save yourself some time. Save yourself some pain. Be like Elsa and let it go.


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