When we have to let things go, whether it’s a person, place or thing, we have to let go with consent or by no control of our own.

There may be rules that one must comply with or a choice one agrees upon that have come without forewarning that disrupts the norm and calm of the day. This can cause confusion that is a divisive distraction, as it can be a trigger for an onslaught of negative emotions that travel from times and places where they once presented themselves, which can become a defining moment.

The emotions that have laid dormant, only to conjugate themselves in a moment’s time to leave one’s heart experiencing their flurry and one cannot name them to sort them out because they are many.

For these reasons we hear people make the statement, “I’m feeling some kind of way but I can’t put my finger on it or I can’t explain how I’m feeling.”

We begin to throw words out in an attempt to understand what’s happening. This is a defining moment in life when we understand this is an indirect charge caused by a present-day trigger that has many contingent emotions and years of our lives associating themselves and forming mindsets. These are indirect charges that we overcome by the word of God and through prayer, knowing that God sees the attempts of the enemy and will minister counsel through the Holy Ghost.

There was a time the reins were broken from my mother, my brother, my best friend and even my doctor so that I could totally depend on God. We go through many trials in life so that we can see separations and degrees and why they’re important.

Letting go of material things or people builds character and shows, most importantly, where our treasures lay and whom we inspire to trust.

“For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also.” — Matthew 6:21

In the very moments of each trial, I recognized a choice. Will I apply what I know to do or will I allow emotions from the past cause behavior that will give the old man’s response? The mind of the old man awaits a rebuttal in every circumstance that presents itself in our lives. I once thought these attacks couldn’t be deciphered, but a walk with Jesus Christ revealed some of the attempts of the enemy. Because we endure, we’re moved to experience walking out in faith to accept, let go and or try new things.

I thank God that I can see that a choice can be made opposing the onslaught of emotions attached to negative thoughts. To understand what is happening is powerful, even more so when we apply the precepts. A relationship with Jesus Christ has opened doors for me to not only begin to take back what the enemy had stolen from me but to expound upon what I’m learning through many processes in life. As we grow from glory to glory, there’s an openness and awareness of possibilities beyond the confinements our minds once contained. It’s the brilliance of God, as we open ourselves up for chance, change and the opportunity for God to work in our lives, creating a platform of processes that renew a state of mind that is of an inherent acquaintance with Him.

Our defining moments gives each one the opportunity to practice what we’ve preached, and when we’ve experienced standing on the word of God and giving the new creature in Christ response then is when we stand on the other side of experience. Spiritual growth is humbling and is a settlement within a person that causes one to transcend and rise above former ways where our true treasures lay. This is the rhythm of the gospel character and the sound of the word of God exemplified in your life.

Pamela Young is a native of Goldsboro, a 1990 graduate of Goldsboro High School and the author of two books. Share your thoughts and ideas about the column with Pamela at pyoung-col@newsargus.com.