I know that when I was going through my divorce, it was challenging not to be thinking about myself and how awful I felt all the time. It wasn’t until I switched focus from myself to how I could help others that my perception of my situation changed, and I felt better. I volunteered at a shelter doing dishes and became more active in my kids’ youth group. I realized I wasn’t the only one in the world hurting, and when my eyes were opened, and I switched my focus, it was easier to let go of my own pain. If you’re at this point right now and need to get out of your head and start moving on and letting go, try volunteering or helping someone else. When you switch your focus from yourself, you allow God to move and work in and through you. When you do this, you’re on the right path to letting go.
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.” – Proverbs 3:5–6