Divorcing Your Old Self

Beyond The Norm Series

Anytime you hear the word divorce it immediately brings to mind a split, a separation, or a major divide. When a divorce is final, both parties go their separate ways. Many times the split is not so nice depending on the reason or reasons for the divorce. One of the notable reasons for divorce is “Irreconcilable Differences” which basically means that you and your spouse don’t get along. You disagree on nearly everything. You see no possible way of reconciling. When we decide to no longer live by the acceptable norm, it’s time to divorce yourself. It’s time to separate from your old mindset, to split from those old self-destructive ways.

When it’s time to soar to new heights it’s time to cut loose from whatever hinders your progress. Your old mindset or way of thinking could be the main hindrance. Realizing that you are hindering yourself from moving forward and going higher could be the biggest eye-opener you will ever face. But to realize it, face it, learn from it, and move from it will be one of the greatest moments of your life. It’s called divorcing yourself.

Hebrews 12:1 reminds us to “lay aside every weight”. Our desire to move forward from where we are and to go higher should compel us to soul search. It’s not enough to merely look in the mirror of our life and see that over the years we haven’t accomplished our dreams. We must go deeper, look further, and dream with great expectations, which means to challenge ourselves.

Each of us could perhaps admit that we have lost some time. We have lost time due to our own self-destructive ways, our own self-destructive decision making. There is no better time than right now to take that leap of faith and divorce your future from your past.

Some of the synonyms of divorce are to separate, to split-up, and to break away. If we don’t separate from those old lazy, unproductive ways we will never soar to the height that God has planned for us. We will never reach our God-given potential when we are the perpetrator and the victim of our own destruction.

Divorcing yourself means becoming fed up with personal selfish, self-destructive, unmotivated, careless and senseless ways. If the decisions you have made in the past have given you the seat you now sit in and the seat you’re sitting in is nonproductive, then you have caused your own destructive path. It’s time to file for divorce from yourself, from your old lingering destructive ways.
God has greater things in store for each of us and He has given each of us a measure of faith (Romans 12:3). A measure of faith is the standard by which we constantly and correctly appraise ourselves. If you are to soar to reach your potential and beyond you must be willing to lose every anchor that’s slowing or holding you down. I once wrote that you are your greatest asset, but you are also your greatest liability.

When the time comes for spring cleaning, most of us find it difficult to let go of old items we have stored for that rainy day. We tend to hold onto those items, just moving them from one place to another and back. When we evaluate ourselves, we find that same mentality when it comes to our old ways. We dream of more, but we find ourselves settling for less. Get the divorce papers ready! You need to file today to separate from your old ways of settling, your old ways of barely getting by, and your old ways of taking the shortcuts.

Letting go of yourself is not as easy as it may sound, but it does have great rewards. Stop settling for where you are. You must face who you are, where you are, what you have allowed, and what you are missing out on. You will then be driven by a hunger for better things and let go of those hindering anchors in your life. Greatness is already inside of you, but you will never know until you have cut the rope to deadbeat ways, then soar. File for your divorce today!

Tomorrow will not sit by and wait for you. Make a call to your old self and give him/her the news. Look your old self in the mirror and tell that person they have to move out today because it’s time to separate from what was.


© 2018 King James Bible Online™

Irreconcilable Differences: A Simple Way to Understand What it Means

Published by CeCe Grayson

Entrepreneur, Counselor, motivational speaker, personal development coach, instructor, invigorator, researcher, writer, business manager and mostly a woman after God’s own heart

5 thoughts on “Divorcing Your Old Self

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: