Devotional – Letting People Go

Devotional – Letting People Go

Guided By The Holy Spirit

How are you when it comes to letting people go? I am the kind of person that tries to believe the best of everyone. It’s probably very naive of me but I also think it’s a very good quality once it’s guided by God’s wisdom. And so, I try not to judge people by other people’s experience.

I haven’t always let the Holy Spirit guide me in choosing my friends and the people I have become close to in the past. I will always remember this particular co-worker.

She was so easy-going, and always ‘willing’ to assist in just about everything – not just work, your whole life. Wouldn’t you think that was a great co-worker and friend to have?

Well, a part of being friends is that you end up telling people your business. I am by no means a proud person, but I do hold my head up high when I walk. One of my favorite managers told me once she loved the way I carry myself – she termed it ‘tall’, as in I walk tall.

You are the light of the world

Well, while I was busy ‘walking tall’ people were snickering behind my back and the general universe knew about a particular situation I was speaking to this person about. I was the talk of the town – I wonder how all of a sudden (and I didn’t talk about my personal life much) everyone seemed to know about the difficulty I was in.

I can’t tell you how crushed I was, I really wanted the ground to open up and swallow me, right there and then.

Blaming God

Actually, I had the audacity to blame God. You see, I felt that if I served Him that He should have warned me about this so that I would have known the personality I was dealing with and know that I couldn’t trust this person!!!

Thank God, He really is merciful and kind that He didn’t strike me down for it, He really is a wonderful and kind God.

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I’m glad that even in situations you put yourself in, God in His merciful goodness comes to your rescue. I don’t even remember how at this point, but God let me ‘drop’ this unhealthy, unholy and unsound relationship. And it was done so easily that I can’t remember much of it.

Today the only reason I speak to that person is about work. God even physically moved me away from the person, so we don’t work in the same environment. What a really wonderful God we serve.

Letting Go

In Genesis 12: 1-5 God asked Abraham (Abram then) to separate from his family and go in a foreign country. The Amplified said ‘for your own advantage’ (verse 1). God separates us, for our own good, not because He doesn’t like family or friendships, but some of our relationships are keeping us back from fulfilling God’s purpose in our lives.

The Word says in 1 Peter 2:9 But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, an holy nation, a peculiar people. That you should show forth the praises of him who has called you out of darkness into his marvelous light.

You are the influencer

When people don’t add to your life, don’t set yourself so closely with them that you are influenced by them. You are the salt. You are the influencer not the other way around.

If you’re in any situation today like that, and you can’t seem to find the strength to let go, ask God. He will find a way out for you.

Letting people go (the negative influencers) allows God to then bring the right people into your ‘world’ for your advantage.

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May God’s grace and strength overwhelm your life today, Amen.



That I may know Him and the power of the Cross. I’m learning more and more to trust that God has my best interests at heart and that everything He does is for purpose and by design. I encourage you to get to know Him, it has been the most exciting journey so far for me, I’m sure it will be the same for you!

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  • Thanks for always inspiring us,i feel honoured being here,please pray for ny financial breakthrough,im trying to start a project but the financialer is taking too long to offer whats needed,my first born just moved for marriage with someone of a different race,)pray they have a happy and respectable relationship and try and put God first!

  • I needed this, today is a bad day. All I can do is cry…
    because I know I have to let him go but we been together for 7 years. He is all I know and want to know but somewhere our communication got lost and we started falling apart.. he hasn’t cheated but I have. He doesn’t know. I just wanted things to get better but all we did last year was fight…

  • I give thanks and praise You our Father,and the Lord Jesus Christ.I thank you for Your grace and peace and strength overwhelm my life today.
    And thank you for always help me to choosing friends and people become close in me.
    I pray today,May the Holy Spirit guided me
    and protect me to choosing good friends
    and the people become close in me.
    And thank you for protect me and comfort
    me with Your love and Your mercies.
    Because our Lord Jesus is the Father of mercies and the God of all comfort.
    Thank you Lord for this beautiful prayer.
    In Jesus mighty name I pray.
    Amen and Amen

  • Please pray for my son, so he let go of his ex girlfriend, she has moved on, but now he insisted in going to the city where she lives and stay for about 2 or 3 months, please help

  • I am going through rejection from work and my relationship. I pray for strength to go through each day. I can’t face my daily duties. Everything is extremely hard all of a sudden. The pain is unbearable and I cry all the times. Praying for strength and Grace from God to carry on through this season

  • I am going through a break up. I’ve prayed and prayed God put us back together. This person is meeting people on sex Web sites. I’ve asked God to protect them and lead them back to him. All I want to do is stay in bed. I am praying God lift me up and get me back into a good Christian life. PLEASE PRAY FOR US BOTH TO LOOK UP TO GOD.

  • What do you do when it is a child who hurts you so bad. It’s Mother’s Day and my first son who’s 18 doesn’t speak to me and doesn’t even acknowledge I’m alive.

    • Pray for him, the enemy is using him to hurt you. The enemy seeks to destroy you. You have to counter satan by drawing closer to God in prayer! And yes thank satan for making you smarter and your relationship with Jesus Christ stronger. A mother’s prayers to Jesus for her children are very powerful. Ephesians 6 says we wrestle not against flesh and blood…

      You have to remember they are not the enemy, they have been captured by the enemy. Get on your knees, mom and pray for this child to be protected from and bind the spirit that is over him. Satan means it for evil, God means it for good.
      Choose God.

  • Family, I need prayers a lot, the resentment I feel towards my husband is growing daily. He betrayed our vows, he betrayed me, betrayed our marriage. Its been a year since he asked us to fight for our marriage again. I thought I was ok but I can’t seem to let go. I thought I forgave him, but the trust issues are rapidly growing daily. We meant to renew our vows on our anniversary in June but I am in doubt family.. I am so in fear that I didn’t even get the dress, I’m not taking interest in anything. I am confused about it all, I don’t even know how to ask God for help, please help me to come back home, I need Jesus back in my life.


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