Dear Former Me,
I think you know why I’m writing this letter to you today.
It’s time for us to break-up and go our separate ways. I’m breaking up with you because Future Me depends on it. Future Me deserves my best self…the “Me” who God created and purposed me to be. I can’t hold on to you and become Future Me, too.
However, before you leave, I want to thank you for the lessons you’ve taught me.
You taught me that God is my only Creator and the only one who can tell me what I was created to do and what I am capable of doing. Therefore, the voices of the naysayers, doubters, and dream killers in my life needed to be silenced and never considered.
You taught me that shrinking behind insecurities and playing small is not what God intended for my life, as God did not intend for me to live that way. I am not mediocre. I am not average. I am destined for greatness.
You taught me that when I embrace fear and choose to stay in the boat, I will become stagnant and stunt my spiritual, emotional, physical, and mental growth. God is encouraging me to leave fear behind and walk on water. I will not fulfill my God-given purpose and calling within the constraints of my comfort zone.
You taught me that delayed obedience is still disobedience. I need to do what God is telling me to do the first time He tells me to do it.
Most importantly, you taught me to trust God – no matter what it looks like, no matter what it feels like, and no matter what I think I know or believe to be true.
I have learned that my feelings and emotions lie, but God does not. If God said it, it shall be so. His promises to me shall come to pass (Isaiah 55:11).
I have to admit to you – I don’t know what my future or Future Me looks like. But, I do know that God has told me, “I know the plans I have for you…plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” (Jeremiah 29:11 NIV).
God also promised me that I should “…remain confident of this: I will see the goodness of the Lord in the land of the living” (Psalm 27:13 NIV). Therefore, I am now excited and determined to follow God’s leading, escape the fear zone, and take a leap into my ordained destiny.
So, today, I release you and say farewell. This is not a temporary break in our relationship – this break-up is permanent! I have no intentions of keeping in touch.
With Deepest Sincerity,
So, What’s the Play Call?
If you are ready for things to be different in any area of your life, you can’t keep doing the same things and expecting different results. You cannot let fear or insecurity hold you back from receiving all that God has for you – from being who God purposed you to be.
There may be some old behaviors, mindsets, perspectives, and maybe some people that you need release in order to receive all that God has for you.
Pray and ask God to reveal if there is something or someone you need to release, and then ask God to give you a willing and obedient spirit to let go. Let God be God so He can do what He needs to do in your life to glorify His tailor-made plan for you.