Freedom Friday

Friday, December 13, 2013


Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.” (2 Corinthians 5:17)

LET GO

As we were driving down the street the other day we began to notice all the trees. When we looked more intently at them we noticed all the dead leaves that were still holding on. Here in Charlotte, we’ve had some pretty bad storms lately, where the winds have been blowing fiercely, and ice was at one point beginning to form, but those dead leaves were still hanging on.

That’s how it is in our lives.

So many times we can’t fully bloom into our new season, because dead stuff is still holding on. Dead leaves don’t bloom.

The scripture says that if we are in Christ, then we are new creations, that the old has passed away, and all things have become new. What do you need to let go of so that you can be new for the Master?

Your reward could be greater, but you’re holding on to your old ways. Your old negative strongholds are not working for you any longer. Those old problems that are still hanging on won’t bloom into new solutions. Your old mindsets will not make a new you. Your Father has new things for you, but you won’t let go of the old. Those dead leaves don’t bloom.

We can’t get new life in our spirits when we won’t let go of the dead issues, problems, and hurt of the past. We know that God never said painful things wouldn’t happen to us, but His word reminds us not to hold on to them. If it’s not helping you grow, Let. It. Go. If you’re still looking like the same old scraggly tree from last year, you need to Let. Those. Leaves. Go. If your service, your worship, and your goals, are lifeless, you need to let something GO!

Eventually those old leaves will fall off; whether by intense storms or a completeness of a season and new leaves will bloom. It is the tree that will then produce new life. We wanted to encourage you this Freedom Friday to let go of those old leaves that are keeping you from becoming new in Christ.

And he shall be like a tree planted by the rivers of water, that bringeth forth its fruit in his season; his leaf also shall not wither; and whatsoever he doeth shall prosper.” (Psalm 1:3)


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4 comments

  1. Powerful lesson! I'm shaking off them old leaves. I'm moving forward in my life.

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    1. Amen Debra! Keep on forward, no looking back!

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  2. "If it doesn't help you grow then let it go!" Powerful words -- I LOVE IT!!!

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