When Goodbye Actually Needs To Be Forever

“Therefore, there is now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus, because through Christ Jesus the law of the Spirit who gives life has set you free from the law of sin and death.” Romans 8:1-2 (NIV) 

Usually when we say goodbye to someone we love and we know it will be a while before we see them again, we might have to remind ourselves that “goodbyes aren’t forever”. But there are some things we say goodbye to that actually need to be gone forever. Like the heavy baggage we carry around in our hearts, for example.

Romans 8:1-2 above was the theme verse of my devotion today over at Proverbs 31, where I shared an all too common problem when flying – over packing. But it’s also been the theme verse of my life for the past fourteen years.

You see, I spent far too long listening to the lies of the enemy; all of which convinced me God could never love someone that wasn’t perfect or had a bag full of mess-ups to sling over their shoulder. But when the day came that I let God’s love drown out those lies and replace them with His truths, I said goodbye to all that shame and regret – and never will I say hello to them again.

Do you need to say some forever goodbyes to memories or regrets that are weighing you down? If this is something you struggle with, I’d love to have the privilege of praying for you if you want to leave a comment on my blog today.  We all deserve the emotional freedom, joy and purpose  Jesus died for us to have, so let’s choose to embrace those gifts and begin living life enjoying them.

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If you are a bible study leader or would like to start up a fall group study, might you consider Your Life Still Counts as your next study topic and help the women of your church say goodbye to regrets and hello to purpose?  I’m thrilled to have a free bible study guide and leader study guide available for you, and there are lots of other awesome free gifts just for  you to take advantage of!!  Visit the Proverbs 31 bookstore for all the info (psssst…. pre-orders will be available beginning September 8th! Amazon pre-orders are available now)


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