Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Time to Say Goodbye

I stood in the driveway bawling my eyes out as my youngest headed back to college.  He's a sophomore so it isn't like this was the first time he was leaving for school.  I don't know why I was so emotional.  Maybe because he had been home for a month and I was going to miss him.  I never have been good at good-byes.

But as we go into 2011 there are some things I'll be happy to say good-bye to.  Desk drawers that are over-stuffed with "stuff";  closets bulging with clothes that I can no longer wear.  I don't know about yours, but my home just has too much stuff!  And I'm determined to get rid of that stuff and be careful not to accumulate more.

I am also ready to say goodbye to a few other things too.  I desperately want 2011 to be the year that I draw closer to the Lord and get to know Him better.  So I'm going to have to say goodbye to anything that hinders me from spending time with Him.  Some of these things are good things.  But I'm going to have to choose the Better Thing.  There's  also no room for old thoughts that will hinder me from a closer walk with Him; doubt, fear, anxiety, bye-bye!  Hebrews 12:1 tells us:

Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles...


I must replace the old with the new.  No more room for doubt, fear or anxiety to cloud my thoughts.  Philippians 4:8 says this is what must fill our thoughts: 

Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable -
if anything is excellent or praiseworthy - think about such things.

This time I think good bye will be easier!

Life is Good,



Leah @ Point Ministries said...

Just as long as you don't say goodbye to your friends......

Great post!!


Irritable Mother said...

"doubt, fear, anxiety, bye-bye!"

You go, gIRL!!!

LisaShaw said...

Amen friend! Amen!!!!!!

Love you! May it be a YEAR like you've never seen as you draw closer to JESUS!

Gone-ta-pott said...

My goodiness I loved your post. :)