#shareitsaturday / if something no longer fits, it’s ok to let it go

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I listened to a podcast earlier today that I CANNOT get off my mind.

There was one line in particular towards the end that jumped out for me –

“So, if something no longer fits, it’s ok to let it go. Because that thing is not the thing.” – Emily Freeman

Here is the summary and why you should invest 11 minutes and hear Emily’s wisdom on Remembering the Real Art.

I felt like Emily was sitting across the table from me and speaking directly to my soul. I could not believe how incredibly relevant these words were for the season Brian and I find ourselves walking through.

You won’t regret listening to The Next Right Thing Podcast. It’s free. It’s soothing. It’s calming. It’s help for when you don’t know what to do next.

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3 comments

  1. Listened to it. ATE IT UP! Every single word! (Her voice is awesome too – just like her dad’s!) I had to listen a few times and scribbled so many notes. This resonated with me on many levels.

    I have recently had to let go of what I “thought the dream was supposed to look like” as she put it. I was determined that, when it was time for me to go back to work, I would present my husband with my fledgling photography business and he would allow me to continue on with that rather than going back to a 9-5, M-F type job.

    2016 was the best year I’d had so far in terms of making money through my photography. I had opened a business account at our bank and registered my business name with the city so I could start paying taxes (YAY! – insert sarcastic eye roll here)…we had more weddings that year than we’d ever had, but smack in the middle of that year with all those weddings, it hit me – I was not going to be allowed to continue the way I was. I did not want to photograph weddings and I did not even know for sure if I wanted to continue with regular sessions either. I was two years away from my daughter going to kindergarten and me going back to work and the dream – what I thought I wanted to do and was working towards – wasn’t there anymore.

    I am thankful that I am a believer though because I had absolute peace about it almost from the start. Emily said letting go was making room, and that is how I see it. I am letting go of “Heather Hooks Photography” as I saw it. I am letting go of my ideas of what work was going to look like after both kids were in school. “Maybe the thing just wants to take a different shape” she said.

    She said “the true art is you – an image nearer of God – finally becoming yourself,” and that made me think of John 15:2 which I had just.studied.Monday.morning (and read your post and listened to the podcast Monday afternoon)!!! “Every branch in me that does not bear fruit he takes away, and he prunes the branches that do bear fruit so they will produce even more.”

    He prunes out the interests and activities and people and things that are keeping you from being what He has planned for you to be. He gets rid of the excess junk we put into our lives so we have room to be what He intended us to be. The pruning itself isn’t terribly fun but it is necessary and we will be better for it in the end. WOW!

    Sorry to be so long-winded! This just got a-hold of me. Just another outlet God used to confirm that what he has been doing is to lift me up not bring me down! Thank you for sharing this podcast.

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    • Heather. Heather. Heather!!!! Wasn’t this message just so timely?!? I ate every word up too. And I listened to several other of the episodes too. It was like God was using Emily to speak right to me in the very season I’m in. God is doing a work in you, I can see it!! I just had a conversation with a friend today about how I pretty much put God in a box for almost 2 years. I had the perfect plan and idea for how He needed to work in my life. And what a longgg two years that was. It took me a long time to get to the place where I fully surrendered to His plan, even if it meant tearing down my box in the process. He has made us exactly as we are for a time and purpose that He has planned. I pray that we are confident and bold enough to live in that obedience to say “Here I am God! Have your way!” And to give us the grace to accept whatever is ahead. It might not be what we expected, but it sure will be beautiful in His time!! So thankful for you!!

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