I heard an amazing sermon recently by Joel Osteen with the title KISS THINGS GOODBYE. This resonated so much with me as I reflect on things I have had to Kiss Goodbye.

Joel shared that:

* There are people and opportunities that were not ordained for your past and that were not ordained for your future.

* They were right for a season, but that season can come to an end.

* We must let go of our past so that we can embrace our amazing future that God has planned for us.

* The key here is how we handle the closed doors and the disappointments.  Also how we handle the people that treated us wrong and left us.

This begs the questions…Have you ever, instead of kissing these people goodbye, you smacked them goodbye? Are you at Peace with your past or Bitter?

I decided that it’s time to KISS some things GOODBYE!

Don’t bring bitterness into your NEW YEAR! You can not embrace the amazing things God has in store by holding on to the old.

It takes a lot of energy to relive the past, wonder why it didn’t work out, why they left. If they were supposed to be here, they would still be here. When you KISS the past goodbye, it releases you into your future. You have to be at peace with what’s behind you.


If God doesn’t want it to happen, no amount of energy is going to make it happen. He knows how to open doors that no man can shut and shut doors no man can open. – Joel Osteen

If you don’t KISS the wrong people GOODBYE, you’ll never meet the right people.  If someone is not adding value to your life and pushing you to do better, KISS THEM GOODBYE!

The friends you had 5 years ago may not be the friends you need today.  Everyone can not go where you are going.  Doesn’t mean they aren’t good people, you just out grew them.  You are going at a faster pace and if you stay with them, they will hold you back.

If someone is supposed to be in your life, you CAN NOT make him or her leave.  If someone leaves easily, then that person is not supposed to be there.  Stop trying to talk people into staying.  You are a GIFT, a PRIZE.  Be respectful, but KISS THEM GOODBYE!  Sometimes you have to Kiss people goodbye to become who you were created to be.

KISSES, Tiffany