Philosophy view of letting go of Nazareth
To stop physically holding on to someone or something.
To fire or dismiss an employee.
To release someone or something from custody.
To stop pursuing a particular desire or attempting to maintain a particular situation and accept things as they are.
Biblical view of letting go of Nazareth
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose. Romans 8:28 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 1John 1:9
Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun go down upon your wrath: Ephesians 4:26
A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away; Ecclesiastes 3:6 He that covereth his sins shall not prosper: but whoso confesseth and forsaketh them shall have mercy. Proverbs 28:13
Have you been through a real difficult situation in the past and felt that you couldn’t let go, or are you holding on to grudges that makes you real angry? I am here to remind you that these emotions have negative consequences on your spiritual, mental, and physical wellbeing, if we don’t let go of these negative emotions, they can alter our mood and level of happiness. Our decision-making abilities are also impaired because you are basing your decisions on negative feelings and distorted reality.
According to Mark 1:9 Jesus came from Nazareth in Galilee, sounds simple, yet this was significant for Jesus because He had to let go of all that had been dear and familiar to him for 30 years. He had to let go of his home, parent, brothers, and sisters, He also had to let go of his trade, familiar synagogue, teachers and friends. He had to relinquish everything familiar so that He could embrace His divine calling. It could be said that “He let go of Nazareth.”
I am hoping that the day has come for us to “let go of our Nazareth”, for us to release someone or something in order to take hold of the next thing in God’s will for us. Remember Jesus knows exactly how we feel and what is involved.
Many of us in today’s society do not want to let go of things we like, so we hang on until they’re forcibly taken away physically but sometimes we still continue to hold on mentally and emotionally. What we may not realize is that holding on to those things can wreak havoc in our lives.
Holding on to things that hurts us or prevents us from moving forward can sometimes cause a great deal of stress and unhappiness. It also keeps us stuck in the past and keeps us from growing and living our lives freely. If we want to be happy and free, then we need to learn to let go.
Remember Jesus had to let go of his home in heaven to come to earth, then He had to let go of his home on earth on his journey back to heaven! Letting go is a learned ART. Maybe we don’t think it was hard for Jesus as it is for us , after all Jesus knew what was ahead of him but letting go is never easy no matter who you are. When it’s time for us to let go and move into the unknown, it can be a bit scary because no one likes the unknown but we should always be prepared if that time ever comes for us “to let go”, and where can we take that apprehension as we leave parts of our lives behind to grasp the unknown?, we take it to Jesus. He understands what it means to let go, so he can calm our souls and gives us the strength we need.
Areas in our lives we could be “letting go of:
We maybe leaving home for college.
Your children could be leaving for college.
Are you getting married?
Are your children getting married?
Are you letting go off friends in order for your spouse to move to a new job location
Are you going into the unknown of the mission field?
Are you watching your children as they follow Gods call as they take your grandchildren across the world to a mission field?
Are we faced with letting go of our Nazareth?
When the time comes for us to let go, Jesus who will never let us go will be there to encourage us and hold us fast. When we let go, He will give us something new to grasp.
Tips that can help us let go:
Stop Blaming Others
Make a Conscious Decision to Let Go
Trust That You Will Be Okay
Learn The Lessons and Move On
Prayer, Fasting and Daily Reading of The Word of God
Focused Bible Verse Mark 1:1-20 KJV
May God help us to be prepared in those periods in our lives when it’s time to let go and move forward with whatever changes we might have to make .
HAVE A BLESSED DAY