There are a great many things and people throughout life in which its only potential is to hold you back. It may have the potential to inspire someone else but for you it can only keep you from moving in the direction God wants you to go. It is often difficult to discern the thing or person that hinders physical, emotional, intellectual and spiritual growth. Earnestly examine your heart and in time it will be revealed. It is here when the hard decision to let go has to be made. Consider that you have already experienced the consequence (pros and cons) of holding on. Perhaps then you will see that now is the time to allow God’s heart within you to prevail and your decision will have already been made.
Psalm 37:4,23-24 Delight yourself in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of the your heart. The steps of a man are established by the Lord, when he delights in his way; though he fall, he shall not be cast headlong, for the Lord upholds his hand.
How fortunate it is for us that God looks at the heart of humankind. In scripture, God makes it quite clear as to what really matters. It’s not about what you see, nor is it about size either in numbers or physical grandeur. Certainly in our biblical history we have so many examples, Moses the murderer against the Egyptians, David the stripling and future adulterer against the Philistines, Peter who blatantly denies the truth before the Jewish people, and let’s not forget Paul the powerful self-righteous condemner against the Christian faith. The fact remains today as it did over two thousand years ago; and God said it first. He takes what we may see as imperfect and makes it perfect. What is small and seemingly insignificant in our eyes he destines for great things, all of which is for his purpose and for his glory. This in my belief is part of the mystery of redemption and reconciliation. (Because) In this Christian journey what ordinarily begins as a reawakening; a rebirth of the spirit can quickly become insignificant as we become increasingly prodigal. It is here that the significance of sowing seed makes the difference. What is most wonderful is that we have only to begin with the belief in the first true seed that is sown in us, despite our selves, fears and our failures, and hold on to that belief; that one true seed of faith, even in the midst of what seems like an insurmountable struggle.
1 Samuel 16:7 “Do not look on his appearance or on the height of his stature… for the LORD does not see as mortals see; they look on the outward appearance, but the LORD looks on the heart.”