Enough Is Enough
I just needed to scream. Everything that I’d been holding onto. Every word that I had never uttered. Every unnamed emotion that I felt, needed to be released in a scream. As I sat in the company of my sisters in the recovery group, I let it out. I screamed to the top of my lungs like I was fighting for my life. I screamed for the little girl whose father wasn’t present. I screamed for the woman who has been looking for love outside of herself. I screamed for the woman who had had enough of the same unhealthy cycle. I screamed for the woman who didn’t want to keep it all together anymore. I let it all out and suddenly everything stood still. The anxiety and anguish was replaced with calm. I felt God’s invisible, yet loving arms around me. Letting go was exactly what I needed to do.
Sis, what are you holding onto today? What burdens are you carrying that weigh you down? Aren’t you tired of trying to do it all by yourself? Aren’t you tired of journeying alone? That baggage wasn’t meant for you to keep carrying like an accessory. That pain you experienced was for purpose, not cargo to drag around. I know you’ve probably been carrying it for so long that it’s become a part of you. It would probably be uncomfortable to go without it, but…..what if?
What if you could travel a little lighter? What if you could let go of what keeps you feeling stuck? What if your clipped wings were reattached so you could fly? Imagine what it would feel like to be FREE….
That freedom can start with a simple release. Kick, scream, cry…do whatever you have to do to let it out. There’s healing in the release. There’s peace in the letting go. Don’t worry about what you’ll look like or what people will think if they heard or saw you. Just give yourself permission to let Go and trust God to meet you right there. The next steps to take will come, but in this moment I admonish you to just let go. You’ll be so glad you did.
~Shavon Carter, The YOU Relationship Coach