Leaving Behind

By: Gabriela Yareliz

I was reminded by Bailey, a sweet blogger at This Illustrious Life, in this decade and year– what are we leaving behind? She said maybe it’s anxiety, insecurities, maybe even negativity. I want to take that one step further.

I recognize that while it may be easy to get nostalgic over the last decade, the last decade also can remind some of us of a lot of pain or things that feel like failures. Maybe this last decade was one where a relationship unraveled. Maybe there was divorce or you witness or battled a true spiritual battle. I don’t know. Maybe you were estranged from someone you love. Maybe the decade was filled with a lot of loneliness and mistakes. We all lived it differently.

No matter what happened in this past decade or year, I also want us to reflect on what we are leaving behind. That may include people, jobs, energy that did not serve us.

This new year is calling us into something new. I personally believe that God is constantly calling us into something new, and when we are aligned with Him, He gives it to us as fast as we are able to receive it.

“Behold, I am doing a new thing; now it springs forth, do you not perceive it? I will make a way in the wilderness and rivers in the desert.” Isaiah 43:19

What are you leaving behind? What will God redeem in your life, in this new chapter?

He is able, and He will.

He makes all things new.

And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, “Write this down, for these words are trustworthy and true.” Revelation 21:5

Published by Gabriela Yareliz

Gabriela is a writer, editor and attorney. She loves the art of storytelling, and she is based in NYC.

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