In his Introduction to Let It Go, Bishop T. D. Jakes points out that the key to successfully navigating our transitional, desert times is to be intentional. He asserts: “Success is always intentional. No one walks across the stage to accept a college degree by accident. No one crosses the finish line in a marathon because they got lost in the woods. No one who succeeds wakes up one day and asks, ‘Where am I? How did I get here?’ ”
Earlier, the author mentions that studies indicate that most of our “inner motivations, coping skills, and personal preferences” are established by the time we’re in third grade. To successfully transition and move forward we need to honestly assess what we’re carrying inside ourselves and let go of those things that are holding us back.
Romans 12:2- “Do not conform any longer to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is- his good, pleasing, and perfect will.” (NIV)