“For last year’s words belong to last year’s language, and next year’s words await another voice. To make an end is to make a beginning.”
I love this quote from one of America’s greatest poets. The idea that we can simultaneously let go of the past to make way for a beginning, and allow the past to inform the next phase in our lives, is such a beautiful thought.
It’s a tricky business: letting go and holding on. It involves surrender and faith, both the belief that we are not in charge and the conviction that we will play a part, that there is more to come.
For me, the only way I can keep such a conundrum in balance is through my walk with God. I look to Him to help me remember the past so that He can resurrect the future.
What do you need to let go of? And, in turn, what do you need to lay hold of?