Ecclesiastes 3: 1,6, 7 (Amp. Version)
There is a season (a time appointed) for everything and a time for every delight and event or purpose under heaven, A time to search and a time to give up as lost;
A time to keep and a time to throw away. A time to tear apart and a time to sew together;
A time to keep silent and a time to speak.
Familiar, right? Lol. Yeah. Bye, Felicia! This was a line first spoken by the well-known actor, Ice Cube (As Jones) in the 1995 movie, Friday. In responding to Angela Means-Kaaya (As Felicia) unending requests, Jones waves her off with “Bye, Felicia.” Fast forward about 20 odd years later, and this popular phrase has been socially evolved to identify someone who says that they’re leaving and you pretty much not caring that they are. While it sounds funny and candid, this phrase gives a view into an issue we all struggle with. Saying goodbye. Some good byes have no good in them but rather a sadness that seems unending. Other goodbyes are necessary for our survival.
As the bible verses suggests, there is a season for everything. I strongly believe that seasons are God’s tutors in our classroom of life. They help us to adjust to the climate. They keep us on the ball. Sometimes though, past experiences leave the dry leaves of broken relationships heaped in our lives. In order to make it in this journey, you’ve got to be willing to say goodbye to these persons rooted in your past. They say that time heals, and while it does play a role in growth, I believe that by making the effort to let God step in, is a sign of faith. On the contrary, to resurrect a situation that has been removed from your life is a sign of doubt in God’s plan. God doesn’t want us to be knee-deep in the past but living freely in Him. He doesn’t want you living guilt-ridden lives by people who demand your attention but starve your affection. He wants you to adopt an attitude where you are grateful for the lessons you’ve learned and are driven to fulfil your purpose. Don’t be afraid to say goodbye to the past. The next time it calls you, just holla back-