"Forgiveness" Ouch..that's such a hard thing to do sometimes! It's difficult for all of us to truly forgive someone..But it's hard for us to forgive ourselves too, In fact some of us cannot believe that we deserve happiness because of the wrong we have done to someone in our life, even after they've forgiven you and are friends with you again! I've seen so many people in my lifetime that cannot move on and be happy in their life not because they didn't forgive others, But because they simply couldn't forgive themselves and kept the guilt of their wrongdoings inside of them! That can really eat away at a person when they cannot move on to something else in their life, Rather it be that they lied to someone they cared about, became angry and said hurtful things to a family member, or even gossiped about someone in your church.
It could be many reasons but one things remains, You must learn to forgive others and in return forgive yourself because you deserve to be happy!
Sometimes you need to step away from the crowd and think to yourself to be able to sort your mind and begin to forgive yourself, You must allow yourself to heal and let your heart begin to mend.
In order to truly live and appreciate the life that we've been given we need to learn to accept the things that we cannot change, even though it hurts now in your life you must remind yourself of all the hard times you have overcome before in your life and also remind yourself that this pain won't last forever it's a temporary thing, you will move on to better times in your life! They say the grass is much greener on the other side but what we won't think about is hard times our neighbor has gone through to get to that point, I'm sure there must've been storms in your neighbor's life because the grass on the other side wouldn't be that green if they hadn't gone through the rain! We need to let that be a reminder that there is always someone out there that has it worse than we do in life and thank God that we only have a few issues to deal with at a time, Not only will that help us to heal in our lives but it will also allow you to remain humble and to care for others before yourself! I know it's hard sometimes in your life, It may seem like you deal with the same emotions on a daily basis but you can make it through this, I promise you that you will get through this! Instead of thinking about the issues you think you'll deal with tomorrow focus on what you can do to make yourself smile "today" give yourself a little chance for some new sunshine in your life!
Here's one of my favorite things to do, I love to walk around outside and sing along to my ipod music and look around at every flower, every cloud, every tree and I thank God for giving me this beautiful site to behold! And I thank him for giving me a new day to give the day back to him! And you know what?..God helps me to have Joy with every single day, even if my day has a few "mishaps" I just take a deep breath and take a step away for a minute and realize that, It's not about what you go through, It's about what you come out of and how you decide to respond to all of these things! Don't allow these things to steal your Joy! You do have a say in the matter and you can choose to be happy even in the middle of all the pain! God is with you and he Love's you more than you could ever understand or know! GOD IS BIGGER THAN ANYTHING YOU COULD EVER GO THROUGH! He wants to bring you out of this pain and into something great in your life!
(Ephesians 1:7-9) "In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace, which he lavished upon us, in all wisdom and insight making known to us the mystery of his will, according to his purpose, which he set forth in Christ."