what it means to let go

[God gives you] more than enough power to manage your own life, but not nearly enough power for you to manage everybody else’s.
— Dr. Joel C. Hunter

I heard an entire sermon on CODEPENDENCY this morning. I kid you not. Without actually using the term, one of my pastors spent 30+ minutes normalizing the pull to judge and manage others' lives, illustrating the destructive consequences of giving into that temptation, and then reorienting the congregation around the hope we have in letting go and, essentially, letting God handle that which (and who) we can't (which, let's face it, is most everything!) ... It was a great message.

Illustrating the point about letting go, Dr. Hunter read through a piece by an unknown author. It sounded familiar, so I spent a few minutes diving into my addictions and recovery library ... and there it was: featured in Stepping Stones to Recovery from Codependency, a helpful little guide to Letting Go.

Of course, I made it into a handout. Enjoy!

Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t
— Steve Maraboli


Could you use a little help learning to let go? Tracy Weiss specializes in treating individuals struggling with codependency, perfectionism and self-doubt. Don't hesitate, MAKE AN APPOINTMENT.