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Do you know what’s harder than letting go of an old, toxic relationship? Well, in my opinion, the hardest thing to do is saying goodbye to who we used to be. Change is an amazing thing; however, it pushes us outside of our comforts. It causes us to, not only leave old, toxic relationships; but, it causes us to step outside of our comfort zones. Into places, around people, and engaging in areas that we aren’t too keen.

In this new and foreign place, we realize we aren’t as strong as we thought we were. We begin to recognizing the flaws that we had, it leaves us vulnerable because we no longer have those around us to come to our defense. We now having to face the very things that we once kept hidden. But it’s only in God’s strength that we can begin to see ourselves differently. It is only through reading His word that we can begin to breathe life once again. It is by looking to the hills because that is where our help comes from.

Like a child learning to ride a bike, there comes a point where they realize that they can’t do it on their own. There comes a point when they recognize that they need to call out to their Father or Mother for help. Otherwise, they will continue struggling to push the bicycle peddle on forward. But with the guidance of their parent, suddenly they begin to get a sense of comfort, building up their confidence because now they know where their help comes from.

The same is for us, in this place of comfort, it is only when we begin to call out to our Father, asking Him for help because we know that we can’t do this on our own. “Father, Father, please help me!” Alls it takes is us recognizing that we need the help, knowing that “[God] lets [us] rest in green meadows; he leads [us] beside peaceful streams” (Psalm 23:2 NLT).

By putting one foot in front of the other, we, slowly but surely, begin to leave behind the person we once were.