Why don't you let it go Rodney?
Has God ever asked you that question?
I don't know why, but for some reason holding onto that highly dysfunctional past way of life, fear, worry, thoughts, addictions, hurt, can be so hard to let go of can't it? Maybe it's because it is so familiar?
All I know is that it wasn't until I let go of my 'death' grip on my old life that I was able to receive His new and better 'life'.
"Anyone who holds on to life just as it is destroys that life. But if you let it go,...you'll have it forever, real and eternal." John 12:25
If you're holding onto that misery in your life, remember, it's just an option and we can refuse to accept that lie.
We can accept the new life & truth that is full of change and hope if we will just let go and let God take over.
Easy? No, of course not. Worth it? Most definitively.
We were created to bring glory to Himself. It starts with sweet surrender and leads to real and eternal life alongside other fellow strugglers in life. What a gift!
Have a great day friend.