Not a lot of people truly understand what it means to finally let go of something so that God can fully come into our hearts. A lot of us think that we’re free from a particular spirit or habit, but we are far from it. If we haven’t been set free from a particular area, it is because in reality, we don’t believe that God can set us free in that area. We meditate
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past. See, I am doing a new thing! Now it springs up; do you not perceive it? I am making a way in the wilderness and streams in the wasteland.” Isaiah 43:18-19
God is always in the process of doing a new thing, the issue is that we meditate on the past for far too long. God is in a process of movement, as this verse shows. So even in the midst of pain, trials and tribulations, he is constantly doing new things in our lives.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.” Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
This verse clearly tells us that there is a time for everything. In this, it includes times to weep, times to mourn, times to tear and times to persevere. These are difficult times, and I believe that God allows these circumstances in our lives so that we can search deep into our hearts and process our emotions. In these moments is where an individual is truly changed and processed. The issue, however, is when a person remains stuck in a particular process for too long. When they hold onto something for days, months, years, without truly embracing God and letting him in the healing process.
“The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles.” Psalm 34:17
If we haven’t been delivered, it is because somewhere inside of us, there is still unrighteousness and iniquity. We cannot embrace God wholeheartedly if we’re clinging onto spirits that we like. This creates an oppression and stronghold in our mind and in our lives. It affects the way that we are with people and the decisions that we make. We will not think clearly because these spirits are jezebelic, dictating every single pace that we take in our lives. If we don’t let go and hold onto God, the pain, the struggles, and the situations that we face will become the big giant and an idol over our lives.
I think one of the main problems is that we like the spirits that are oppressing our mind. We like clinging onto hurt; we don’t want to let it go. We want to stay angry and resentful toward someone, and we don’t want the memory to leave. We want to continue having a reason to hate that person. We want to have a reason to stay in the pain, and in weeping. We want to hold onto lust, or pride, or greed, and we’re not willing to surrender it. We like these spirits, and the fact that we like their company makes us unrighteous.
Join me in this journey as we truly learn to let go. Let go off of the torment that this spirit is bringing into your life. Let go off of whatever stops you from getting closer to God, no matter how much you like it, or no matter what you will lose by making that decision. If you hold onto that spirit, it is because you like it so much, that you don’t think that God has something better for you. Either you don’t believe God hard enough, or you like that spirit. You like to stay in that state.
How much longer will it take for you to finally let go? I encourage you who are reading this to be finally free from that oppression. Make the decision today. Don’t wait for tomorrow. Learn to hate those evil spirits. This is a spiritual war, and you have to hate those evil spirits so that they can never enter your life again.