Day 7 of 30 Days of Greatness

The Beautiful Gifts in Saying Goodbye

The great Pastor TD Jakes stated the following, "When people can walk away from you, let them walk. I don’t want you to try to talk another person into staying with you, loving you, calling you, caring about you, coming to see you, or staying attached to you. I mean hang up the phone. When people can walk away from you let them walk. Your destiny is never tied to anybody that left.

People leave you because they are not joined to you. And if they are not joined to you, you can’t make them stay. Let them go. And it doesn’t mean that they are a bad person it just means that their part in the story is over. And you’ve got to know when people’s part in your story is over so that you don’t keep trying to raise the dead."

It can be very difficult to see the gifts in goodbyes. Many times we believe that a goodbye in a relationship is bad thing, but not always. At some point in our lives, we all will grow out of some relationships for various reasons. Many of us grow and become clear on the path we are supposed to walk in life, and we are excited and want certain people to be there with us during the journey. But sometimes that will not come to pass. We become so upset or don't want to believe this so we put some of our greatest energy into relationships that are going in the opposite direction or already died. People will come and go out of our lives due to what they were created to do in the world. Some won't have the stamina to walk along on our path, while others just don't see the value anymore in hanging with you along life's journey. Don't get all depressed because of the amount of time you put in or the love you've given over the years. All things come to an end when they are supposed to. Just be grateful of the times that were great and keep it moving. Will it be hard and difficult? Yes. Should our lives be consumed with trying to figure out why a person left or didn't reflect the authentic love you gave them? No.

There are gifts in goodbyes. You just have to realize that you have to let go of what has already been unwrapped in the past so that you can unwrap all the new gifts in the present.

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