The enemy always attacks a birth and a death. If God is ‘birthing’ something in you, know that the enemy will do whatever he can to distract, discourage, defeat, and disarm you. The enemy is strategic, and so you should be when it comes to protecting that which is growing and maturing inside of you.
A death for the Christian is always a new beginning- and this is why satan attacks whatever dreams, hopes, and plans we abandon, or die to, in order to give all that we are, have, and hope to be to God. We have a tendency to cling and hold tightly to that which is dead, or dying in our lives; the permanence of letting go causes grief, depression, and soul-pain beyond that which we feel we can bear.
But, as my daughter pointed out to me awhile ago, “you can’t go forward if you’re always looking backwards!” Be honest with God- ask for His help; letting go emotionally is a process. So is emotional healing. It happens over time, not overnight.
So, what are you holding on to? What is God asking you to let go of?