How do you let go when all you want to do is hold on? How do you release the things that are holding so tightly on to you? These are big questions when it comes to life. In life, there will be people, places, and things we will have to release because they keep us in bondage and captivity. Letting go is not always easy but sometimes letting go is necessary.
The big questions you have to answer are what is it that you are supposed to be letting go of and what it is that you are supposed to be holding on to? You have to begin answering these questions by first answering another question and that is, what does the Word of God say? The Bible says in 1 Thessalonians to prove all things and to hold on to that which is good. It also says in Philippians to forget what is behind you and to press forward with God. We have to know how to hold on to God and how not to let go of His unchanging hand.
Letting go is not easy and neither is putting your trust in the unknown but that is what faith is. Trusting without seeing and it is believing without knowing. You have to trust that God has a plan and you have to believe that He is at work in your life.
The main reason we hold on to people, places, and things is because we have allowed ourselves to become familiar with them. In other words, it's known to you because it has been a part of what you do for so long but just because we are familiar with something doesn't mean it is good for our lives and we have to know how to release some things in our lives in order to gain what God has prepared for our lives.
King James Version
Brothers, I do not consider myself to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and reaching forward to what is ahead, I pursue as my goal the prize promised by God’s heavenly call in Christ Jesus.