The journey called life is not always smooth. Letting go, moving on, becomes the most difficult task.
I have gone through that phase, where I was constantly worried and anxious about the outcome of each event in my life. The level of stress I faced, knew no bounds.
I faced an unending fear of the worst. I couldn’t help but think about the way others felt or said about me. I looked at the things I don’t have, the happiness in others life and the unending sorrow in my life. All these thoughts took the shape of an anchor that prevented me from doing something worthwhile.
I was drowning. I needed help.
I faced the truth; I was holding my pain, my failures, my mistakes. I thought I am the only one who endured throughout the life, controlled everything that came my way, stay reluctant to God’s wisdom.
I was tired of pretending I never have moments of weakness. I was tired of constantly proving myself to this world.
In that dire state, I decided to change the way I think and feel to alter the pathetic state of my life.
I step forward to surrender the things Because, I accepted there is someone above me whom I can trust, and I let go.
I decided to let life take its course in matters over which I had little control.
“You will find that it is necessary to let things go; simply for the reason that they are heavy. So let them go. Let go of them. I tie no weights to my ankles.”
From that day, whenever I was faced with a difficult situation, I didn’t lose hope. I trusted God and said – “I’ll do whatever I can to get out of these state of affairs, but if it ends up happening, it ends up happening. It’s all God’s will. “
Fate and luck are often considered to be non-existent. More often than not, the only people who believe in them are considered weak. But, I used these two terms to strengthen myself. Whenever there came a disaster in my life, I’d simply repeat – “It was fate. There is nothing that can be done about it now. I’ll try harder the next time.”
I stay assured that in his loving fingers, my heart will not be broken.
This small trick filled me with more optimism as I began thinking of a bad scenario as ill-luck and instead of blaming myself and feeling that nothing good can happen to me, I started looking forward to the future.
Letting go of the thoughts that made me feel inferior helped me a lot, as I didn’t waste time brooding over the failed opportunity.
I was able to regain my self-confidence and faith in myself. I started feeling that I am capable of achieving something, but just because the circumstances were inappropriate, I failed. I was eager to try again whenever the conditions seemed favourable.
When one surrenders to God, he confides in Him. The person starts trusting more easily and as a result, people start trusting him more easily.
The chip that was once on my shoulder has been blown away. There is no longer a feeling of stress or uneasiness. There’s much more peace, much more inner-happiness.
There’s a reason why certain things are out of the jurisdiction of our control. It is because these things are external and need not be worried about if one has persevered with his whole heart.
Surrendering the things we can’t control is a way of acknowledging God and telling him that we trust him and that he will do whatever is right for us. This fills one up with much more enthusiasm and faith.
“One of the happiest moments in life is when you find the courage to let go of what you cannot change”.