Run the Race: 50 Days of Inspiration
We have to be careful not to become a praying hypocrite. This has been a challenging year in regards to dealing with people. I understand from a psychological standpoint, how an individual becomes controlled by emotions. In moving forward, if you can’t genuinely engage with someone who has wronged you, in any capacity, then you still have a problem. It is an inward problem, not outward. There is a freedom that comes with complete forgiveness. In that place, you remember the past no more. Your mindset is only focused on the present and future.
Day Sixteen Shake it off~Mindset Renewal
There are moments in life when we feel trapped in a wall of disappointments. Some of these disappointments are caused by external forces. When I say ‘external forces,’ I am referring to people. Everyone is arrayed with diverse personalities and experiences. We have more differences than what we have alike; only faith brings our likeness together. As we tread through life, our path may stumble upon weeds, thorns, and thistles. Once again I am referring to people. We may experiences moments when someone breaks our heart and as the cliché says, ‘cut us to the bone.’ Once your confidence in a person is breached, it opens the door to disappointment. If you’re not careful, bitterness will find root within your soul and slowly grow, being watered by your emotions and the remembrance of the dreadful event. Trust is the one thing that’s hard to recover once it’s lost. Once it’s damaged, a tidal wave of confusion will wash upon your shore. If you allow the essence of disappointment to attach itself to your mortal fibers, your mind will continue to replay the moment of hurt with EMPHASIS. After the wall of trust is broken, the first brick must be laid by you. It is a humbling act that employs hope. And when the essence of disappointment returns, we must shake it off as a tree does a withered leaf. But, if you dwell in its essence, the same hurt will return, but this time more severe.
Matthew 18: 21-22 Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
Luke 6: 37 Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven: