I, Forgive Myself
Many of us are always forgiving others for what they do but we end up neglecting one person that needs the most forgiving yourself. We carry life’s scars and battles on our shoulders and never notice how much they weigh us down until we are stressed out and ready to tap out. Some believe they have forgiven themselves but yet they still talk negatively to themselves. Negative talk holds us back and causes us to be bound. God said he forgives you and forgets it so why don’t we do the same also? I get that this world is harsh and it will constantly bring up your past as a reminder of who you were, how you were and what you did but one thing it can’t control is your future.
God holds your future and there is so much to gain from releasing all the baggage that continues to hold you back. You can’t go back to change what happened, but you can start the healing process now. Each of us has a testimony to tell and a life story to share that can help the next person going through a similar situation. Your past is someone’s present, forgive yourself today and allow your healing process to begin.
How can I work on forgiving myself:
- Remember: You can’t change the Past– We can’t re-do our past but we can re-create a new journey, it’s our life we made mistakes and things happened that we couldn’t control. We are still our own director we have the power to change it and control what happens now.
- Love who you are now– Sometimes we find it hard to love ourselves at this moment because the past is still lingering on us. You may not be where you want to be yet, but love who and where you are today.
- Fill your life with positive energy- Learn to get rid of the negative self-talk, put post-its all over your house of positive affirmations. Fill your squad circle with positive people, go positive places and continue to do positive things that bring love and joy into your life.
What positive things have you done to overcome something?
I was sitting on my bed, and decided to start a devotional journey. I am a young woman speaking from my heart, I will be writing whatever flows out. I will be doing a devotional through psalms,proverbs and job to start my journey and finish 2016 and the ending of 2017.
Is the Grass Greener or Artificial?
1. Blessed is the man that walketh not in the counsel of the ungodly, nor standeth in the way of sinners, nor sitteth in the seat of the scornful. 2. But his delight is in the law of the Lord, and in his law doth, he meditates day and night.
Are your eyes focused on the people who have more money, bigger house, driving a fancy car, better marriage or maybe even better health than you? In Psalms 1:1 it says “Blessed is the man”… The man who walks in God’s word not gazing or making a wish list for something you’ve seen someone else have. But the man that is happy and content with where he is in his/her life and what God has currently blessed them with. Sometimes it can be difficult not to glance over at their grass wishing for better, but it would be hurtful to get there and realize everything was artificial.
Artificial because they didn’t use the necessary tools to grow their grass the right way. Instead, they took a different path; went to the store and bought their own grass to make it seem as if they took the time and effort to grow it. I say this because many of us are looking over at artificial grass it looks nice and green but it’s really dead underneath. No, fertilizer was ever planted just dirt covered up by material happiness.
Our happiness comes from God during any situation we can dig into God’s word water ourselves and grow. Real happiness is deep down within, it can’t be covered with material things. We must take time and effort and patiently wait for our own grass to grow by meditating day and night on God’s word.
What makes you happy?
This Friday I am thankful for : Happiness
This morning I was cleaning my house and my favorite song came on, Kirk Franklin’s’ ” I just wanna be happy”. I suddenly stopped cleaning and started singing at the top of my lungs “Do you wanna be happy!!” Of, course we all want to be happy.His song touches me every time I listen to it.
“If you’re tired of being the same
If you’re tired of things not changing
It’s time for you to get out the way”- Kirk Franklin
Sometimes happiness is born from a dark place, and you have to be lost in order to find yourself. When you find it, it’s so much joy and peace that no one can take away. I’m thankful to experience happiness again.
I am not happy because of money, or anything that I have physically. My spiritual being is happy, it’s happy to see the sunrise, happy to see the flowers bloom, the family laugh and happy to be alive to experience this joy. It’s a planted happiness, as I kept watering it daily it became to blossom into something beautiful. Now,I can share happiness as my gift to the world one seed at a time.
Matthew 17:20 says ” He replied, “Because you have so little faith. Truly I tell you, if you have faith as small as a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, “Move from here to there, and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you”
I’ll be more than happy to tell all my mountains to move. As you go on throughout the day keep everyone in your prayers that feel like hope is lost. Pain can pull you down, but thank God for Jesus. “Never stop Smiling 🙂
Be helpers to one another