I have been working on a piece about ‘letting go of the victim mentality’ and found this by T.D. Jakes and wanted to share. It is now going to be my daily mantra and I have added “I AM” and “I WILL” where necessary. I hope this will help someone feel empowered. It has helped me so much already!

There are people who can walk away from you. And hear me when I tell you this! 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, 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.

The Bible said that, they came out from us that it might be made manifest that they were not for us. For had they been of us, no doubt they would have continued with us. [1 John 2:19]

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.

You’ve got to know when it’s dead.

You’ve got to know when it’s over. Let me tell you something. I’ve got the gift of good-bye. It’s the tenth spiritual gift, I believe in good-bye. It’s not that I’m hateful, it’s that I’m faithful, and I know whatever God means for me to have He’ll give it to me. And if it takes too much sweat I don’t need it. Stop begging people to stay.

Let them go!!

If you are holding on to something that doesn’t belong to you and was never intended for your life, then you need to . . . . . . . .


If you are holding on to past hurts and pains . . . . . . . . .


If someone can’t treat you right, love you back, and see your worth . . . . . . . .


If someone has angered you . . . . . . . .

If you are holding on to some thoughts of evil and revenge . . . . . . . .


If you are involved in a wrong relationship or addiction . . . . . . . .


If you are holding on to a job that no longer meets your needs or talents . . . . . . . . .


If you have a bad attitude . . . . . . . .


If you keep judging others to make yourself feel better . . . . . . . .


If you’re stuck in the past and God is trying to take you to a new level in Him . . . . . . . .


If you are struggling with the healing of a broken relationship . . . . . . . .


If you keep trying to help someone who won’t even try to help themselves . . . . . . . .


If you’re feeling depressed and stressed . . . . . . . .


If there is a particular situation that you are so used to handling yourself and God is saying “take your hands off of it,” then you need to . . . . . . . .

Let the past be the past Forget the former things. GOD is doing a new thing for 2007!!!  ***(2014)sg


Get Right or Get Left. think about it, and then . . . . . . . .


“The Battle is the Lord’s!”






4 thoughts on “I LET GO

  1. TD Jakes’ famous quote. Haven’t seen it in a while. Which hurting person has not been pulled from the wreckage by these words? There was a day back in 2003 when the grief and pain was unbearable, then God sent me to the tv, and I believe these words helped pull me from the vortex. I listened to him every morning as a routine after that, my soul hankering for words that made me feel as though he was in the room speaking and listening to me. Thanks for sharing these evergreen words that never stops grabbing our attention when we start to go back to that old habit of clutching onto someone who doesn’t want to be with you.

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    1. Karen:
      I understand the words ‘grief’ and ‘pain’ or at least I can say I have experienced it even if I do not totally understand it. I have experienced also what you have with regard to how God moves, even through the ‘tv’. In 2007 I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. As you can imagine, I was shaken at first. I sat and watched TV one morning and found Joyce Meyers and for many days, to weeks, to months, to years her words speak to my heart. I know that God placed her broadcast in front of me that first morning. Do you know what she was speaking about? Battlefield of the Mind! God knew I needed help in this area if I was going to get through this deep valley. I had the opportunity that year to study just that. I also watched on our local station a young lady who was also in the midst of her own Breast Cancer journey. She was young, an anchor and kept a smile on her very brave public influence. Her courage gave me courage and hope. She lost her battle as I was going through treatment and it shook me for a minute …longer actually….but I met a friend of hers who was also I believe placed in my path and she told me about Heather’s spirit and it inspired me so much. How could I give up if this beautiful lady could publicly share her story even in her last days….God uses these experiences to reach others ….to educate, to encourage, to help…..so that is why I feel so strongly about each of us sharing our stories. There are some amazing stories out there….Thank you for sharing some of yours. As far as ‘old habits’ and reaching back for someone….I too have felt that…’letting go’ is something I write about often…GBU


      1. You are so right about the power of words and sharing stories of fath can do for another person getting ready to jump off life’s cliffs. Joyce Meyer, Paula White, and the TD Jakes, what beacons they have been to me as well in my tryingest hours. I pray that our ministries will inspire a similar hope in another person who needs a word in the right time to save him.or her and show the way to Hopegiver. I trust that you are winning your cancer battle. I’ll mention you in my prayers.Keep the Faith.

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