Letting Go-Living Life Together:Inspiration #6

20170607_152855Letting go of the past isn’t always easy. For most though, the decision to “let go” catapults us into a new beginning, either physically or emotionally.

Today I symbolically let go of a 35 year teaching career by handing over my teaching materials to some of my favorite teachers. I had the best career and I loved teaching—first, elementary school, and then later becoming a college instructor, training students to become the best teachers. I loved being influential in helping my students succeed… all of them—from kindergarten to college. But that part of my life is over now. I look forward to the new ways that I can be impactful and be used by God.

Do you need to let go? Maybe it’s a painful memory that holds you at bay, keeping you from becoming all that God has prepared for you. Perhaps it’s shame or guilt that make you feel “less than.” Maybe you think God can’t use you or worse, doesn’t want to use you. It’s just not true. Or maybe you’re just like me—your past was wonderful but the time has come to move on and serve in another capacity.

God tells us, “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 (NIV)

Then there’s more good news in Philippians 3:13-14, Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.”


Debbie is a published author, national speaker and workshop presenter, and a partner with the Polished Conference Ministries L.L.C. She facilitates an online Bible study page on Facebook, teaches Bible study in her church, and blogs at Shining Together! Debbie has written Shine! Radiating the Love of God, a Bible study designed exclusively for young women ages 13-18. Additionally, she has articles in the Divine Moments series, and is a monthly contributor to Refined Magazine. All books are available at grace-publishing.com. She would love to speak at your next women’s event, teen event, or at the college where she brings an inspirational message to teachers in training called, “A Christian Perspective for an Inspirational Classroom.” Debbie is married and has three adult children. She travels from Asheville, NC. Visit her website at www.debbiepresnell.com, email her at: debpres@yahoo.com, or visit her page on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/ShineEveryDayNC.







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