On Monday, Jessica and I decided that it was time for our daughter Mallory to give up her pacifier. She is almost 16 months old and we felt that it was time. As you can see in the picture above, she didn't have a normal pacifier, but what is called a wubbanub. Its a pacifier and stuffed animal all in one. It has been a comfort for her in so many ways, but it was time for her to let it go. Suprisingly it hasn't been too bad. We were told that she has didn't even miss it at daycare. She has though missed it some at home when it was bedtime the past two nights.
I see this as when we need to let go of things that are holding us back in our Christian lives. It is sometimes really easy, but also really tough to let go of the things that seem good, but in the end could cause us harm. Sometimes the best thing for us to do is just give it over to God and do it "cold turkey". Even though during the first couple days/weeks it can be tough as we are used to doing those things.
I challenge you if there is something you are holding on to...just to LET GO and LET GOD!