Good morning!!! Oh what a beautiful morning it is! I'm so thankful to be alive - how about you?
"Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me." (Psalm 51:10)
Do you hold grudges? Sometimes it's already hard to let go of the grief and anger when someone has caused you hurt and pain. Just a few weeks ago I posted on this exact topic; and it's often the ones whom you know the best that can hurt you the most. I just feel the need to expand, just a little more.
The greatest gift you can give yourself is to forgive the offender. Yes! It's hard to let go, but think of it as not letting go but giving it up -- giving it to God. Make a trade-off if you will. Give Him your shame, anger, pain, guilt and memories of the issues, assaults or insults. Then, when you're empty, really empty, (and trust me - if you do it right -- you will be really empty), let Him fill you with His grace! Try it, and you'll find that grace is still amazing every single time you experience it. And, yes, I'm sorry to say, but you will continue to be faced with issues -- it's called "life." However, remember, how you deal with it is what sets YOU up for success or failure.
"This is the day the Lord has made; We will rejoice and be glad in it." (Psalms 118:24)
You know the routine! It's your day to GO be amazing!!! Have a Blessed day! Make memories and make today count!!
Remember, as I've written before, if you take nothing else away from my blog - I pray you will never forget that you are "wonderfully and fearfully made" (Psalm 139:14). Never forget that you are the son or daughter of the almighty King of Kings and that you do not have to "BE" what the world expects you to be, but you do have to be what makes you happy! Do something kind today, be nice to others, and respect those you interact with. Strive to make a difference in others lives, but more importantly make a difference in your own life. Life is messy...thank God for Bounty paper towels, Grace & Mercy!
"Pretty words aren't always true...and true words aren't always pretty, but when the truth is spoken, it's always beautiful!"
"And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free." (John 8:32)
Make memories and make today count for today will never come again. GO! Be the awesome person God designed you to be! Have a blessed day!
"...the battle is the Lord's" (I Samuel 17:47)