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How to Know When It’s Time to Move On

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We all seem to feel we know when we like someone, but how do you know when to move on? The truth is, wrong or right, many of us don’t find it hard to leave. It’s not that we don’t know when to leave, it’s just that we just don’t know how to deal with the next stage in our lives.

Love is something we all long for, something we continue to chase whether we feel it or not. That’s why once we have it, we do everything in our power to maintain it. The truth is, we all need love as it is necessary for our very existence on this planet. Because without it, we lose our sense of purpose, connection, and our ability to feel. You don’t just move on just that easily.

We may know when to leave, but we don’t always act swiftly. Things may pile up on top of each other over time. But all it takes is one event, moment for us to decide it’s time to move on. I’ve been there, I know. Throughout any separation, the moment we realize it’s time to leave is always, for the most part, far from the actual point of separation itself. You see, although we may know it’s time to go, it’s the excuses in our heads that causes us the delay.

I must say, it was hard. I remember experiencing such love and I remember the day I knew when it was time to leave. It was clear that I needed to move on. But for some reason, the only thing I could think of was what I believe I’d be losing in the process. But what I failed to realize is what I was losing in the current moment by staying.

The Truth Tells Us When to Leave

The truth always has a way of telling us when to leave. The illusion always has a way of making us believe that it’s the love we’re losing. But, in case we forgot what love is, let us be reminded by what 1 Corinthians 13:4-8:

“Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous. It does not brag, does not get puffed up, does not behave indecently, does not look for its own interests, does not become provoked. It does not keep account of the injury. It does not rejoice over unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth. It bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails…”

Simply put, love is and should always be constantly felt. After all, where there is no love there is no hope. Love is what keeps us from making the decision to move on. Do we value the idea of love or do we actually value the true feeling love brings. At the end of the day, love is an experience, not just a beautiful word. It’s a connection that we have the ability to feel and far from a melodic expression.

Love isn’t the pain you feel or the abuse you experience. Love is a touch, a look, a thought. A lot of us fail to leave because we associate love with a word or an idea. But if you are not feeling love through one of your senses, there’s a great chance you are trapped in a fear of letting go. And just in case you are afraid of the unknown, what will happen after, just know that on the other side of the unknown is our freedom to experiencing the new beginning we deserve. And to that new beginning, a new found love.


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