Why waist your time reviewing all the old tapes, reliving everything you did wrong, or worse regretting that you missed it completely or didn't handle it differently? How many times have you ran your reruns?!?!?!?
The past served its use, we paved the road and experienced that learning curve. Yes, sometimes we make horrible mistakes, just learn from them and move on! After we repent, God Himself promises to throw them as far as the east is from the west. Think about that... GONE! ( “as far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our transgressions from us.” Psalm 103:12 NIV). So ask yourself if God has delivered you from these errors, why are you punishing yourself by reliving them? HUMMM. Do you think the enemy is trying to shut you down, turn off your sparkle?
Look no one is perfect, none of us, so stop holding yourself to this impossible standard. Stop, and instead be filled with Joy, Happiness, Self Assuredness, with His Total Love!
For myself, as most of you know ... WOW what a crazy two years I have had. In fact, it would be easy for me to stay broken, to stay fixated on my past, "all the things I did wrong, could have done and didn't, wish I did, why did I make those sacrifices for love when it was in a total vacuum forever, why did I allow that, why didn't I respect myself more, why did I miss out, and so on...".
What did I learn, well one of the things I learned was LET GO!! Let Go of the Past, it is over. Stop chasing. I don't need to apologize for it, just learn and move on. It is so amazing, I feel like I have wings now. Of course that is an expression, an expression of the weight being lifted - Thank You Lord!!
I am free to live, I don't have to fix everything past, present nor future. So when those old tapes start, or worse someone else try's to inflict the tapes of guilt, performance based love, shame, or plane you are never good enough.
Why do we let them, my thoughts are OMG never again, I am a princess a child of the King - right.
It is simple don't you dare do that to someone else - AND - don't you dare let someone do that to you!!! They don't have the power to pull forgiven transgressions out of the obis; why would you let them have that power. Do yourself a favor, leave the past in the past. PERIOD!!!
Be new, sore like Eagles; SMILE YOU CAN DO THIS!!
“Forget the former things; do not dwell on the past.” Isaiah 43:18 NIV
Abandon Any Abusive Relationship. How many of your "so-called" friends really do much inspiring, beyond saying I will pray for you and keep you lifted up?
Jonathan encouraged David that this was not the end and God has something much bigger planned for him. Keep this thought in mind.
Get your house in order, live purposefully for your purpose. Remember real friends or family are "genuinely" excited about your plans, goals and objectives. Also remember, just because they are family or been in your life for a long time isn't reason to continually expose yourself to their manipulation, deception, or worse their abusive behaviour toward you; break their strongholds and move on. TYL
Time to pick your 2017 starting five. Bench the rest or trade them for better players.
"Every branch that bears fruit must be pruned to bear much more" John 15:2
“You will not have to fight this battle. Take up your positions; stand firm and see the deliverance the Lord will give you, Judah and Jerusalem. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged. Go out to face them tomorrow, and the Lord will be with you.’ ””. 2 Chronicles 20:17 NIV
Today we have a hurting world, all of us have hurt. When big moments of pain hit the airwaves and we see how evil the world is; what does it do to you. Like much of us you look away from your own pain, run and help. Don't you dare say, it's to far away I can't do anything. Because you have the greatest gift, the greatest power - that is to pray!
This morning in reflection that yesterday I was so personally sad, missing my Mother. Missing what was my norm, and truly sad to be alone. Even though I KNOW I am never alone. I still felt alone, I felt needy, you know one of those days where you just know you need a big hug from one of your important persons. With no one around to give that, yes I look to Him. Don't get me wrong, I still want my hugs, I don't want to live my life alone. But, let's all realize how grateful we are when their is a famine, because we grow, we learn, we get creative. We are in those times now - all of us!!!
I realized okay I get it, this is the pain of child birth, it is the pain of what is yet the be born. A very important person in my life pointed this out a time or two, being pregnant, giving birth (is everything great), so many instances where he has this overwhelming experience. He even likened it to his water breaking, to express that extreme extreme emotion and pain. Honestly, I didn't see his point, I thought what does a guy know about this pain. Now, I don't know how I missed it, it is so real. So basic, so simple, and yes so extreme!! You see we all have our destiny in us, we have HIS plan IN us, all we have to do is recognize that those seeds have been planted and have taken root. Like Sarah believe that child, that king of nations is planted in your womb... With All Odds Against her. What 80 year old has EVER had a baby. NONE. This is God telling us, stop disbelieving, stop putting so many limits on His plans. We need to accept, believe, have faith and just smile because we are awaiting that special birth!! The Birth of what He has indeed planted. On the other side, notice the seeds you have planted and take joy in their births, when you work so hard to raise a child, teach a student, mentor a person; and they finally fly like an eagle. There that is your birth, but what happened before that. A lot of crazy, a lot of pain, and plenty of places for you to give up. Don't give up!!
“What, then, shall we say in response to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?”
Romans 8:31 NIV
So today, let's give thanks for our opportunity to see evil, that evil has NO HOLD, in Jesus Name, and that it is so much in our face - it causes us all to act - evil and these terrible acts occur out of rejecting God. So reach out, minister, pray and Smile!
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