#forgive and let go

Forgive and Let Go...

Some people wake up every day, thinking about what someone else has done to them or even their own mistakes. They can't let it go. Is this you?

You repeat the memory in detail over and over again. You almost cherish the tragedy repeatedly. You just can't get it out of your mind. It's like a nightmare that you revist every day rather than every night. Hmmm sometimes you revisit it both day and night.

It destroys your relationship, your ability to function at times, your rest, your health and even your relationship with God. You don't get it. You can't get it. Why? "Why did this happen to ME?"

My question is why not you? None of us are better than the other. We all suffer tragedy and disappointment about something or other. Should someone else suffer and not you? Yes all of us have a thorn. Some show it more than others, but it remains.

Well, you can't change the end of the story no matter how many times you watch the movie. You aren't the producer, just the DVD. You have control to take it out whenever you decide.

My pastor once told us that if you ball up your fist (go ahead and do it right now) holding on to what happened, you cannot receive your blessing. Closed fist are missed opportunities. Open your hands and put down the baggage. Throw it far away. Give it to God, but don't pick it back up. Do whatever it takes to get rid of it. Write a letter. You can mail it or don't mail it. It doesn't matter. Just write it down and let it go. 

Receive what God has for you and only you...