LET’S TALK ABOUT IT
How much energy would you say you spend holding on to your past anger?
Let’s be honest with ourselves. It takes too much energy to stay mad at someone. Mental energy is expended and the heart’s energy is depleted.
We like to think we’re alright and strong, but that’s because you’ve been holding on to past anger.
You’re telling yourself a lie thinking that you’re standing firm in order to make points. The truth is, it takes a lot more strength to forgive someone and move on.
People who are weak can’t and won’t forgive because they can’t and don’t want to move on.This gives them the feeling of power, like they can hold situations in life over people’s head and use it as a crutch to get by in life.
This is what I like to call the “if it wasn’t for….” syndrome!
Strong people can let go, forgive, and move on from past anger/hurt and know that it will be OK! This doesn’t mean that the other person has won, it actually shows that YOU have won the victory in your own life.
If you had $86,400 in the bank, and someone stole just $10 from you, would you be upset and throw the rest of your money away? Would you think the other $86,390 was no longer good to you because that one person took just $10?
No! You would still see the value in the rest of the money you had.
The same thing with time.
There are 86,400 seconds in each day. If someone makes you mad, upset, or hurts you, are you going to let the rest of your day be ruined by 10 seconds of someone else doing something wrong to you?
You’re going to realize that you have more time than that one thing is worth. You’re going to continue living the way that makes you happy!
This goes for your whole life.
The average human lives to be 80 years old, give or take. Are you going to let just one day, or one week, or one year, ruin the rest of your life?
If you hold onto the past, that’s what you’re doing. So let go! Forgive! And enjoy the rest of the long life that you have!
WHAT DOES GOD SAY?
” For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” – Matthew 6: 14-15 (NIV)
LET’S PRAY TOGETHER.
Dear Heavenly Father, I come to you today asking for help in shifting my anger into forgiveness! For my heart has become depleted. Lord build me, mold me and restore me! Help me to release the anger from my past so that I can move forward in power, peace and purpose. AMEN!