Inspirational: Forgive! Get Alive! Get Freedom!
“I will forgive their wickedness, and I will never again remember their sins.”– (Jeremiah 31:34).
YESTERDAY’S opportunities, Mistakes, and past unfortunate life circumstances? Yes, we all may have had some!
What about TOMORROW? Hmm! The real truth is that not all of us may experience it, we don’t have control over it, and we don’t know what it may bring.
Here is the good news though: We have TODAY and RIGHT NOW! We are still breathing! We have new opportunities! We have a new chance to unleash our aliveness, which is a state that allows us to be fully active, lively, energized, and operational while keeping hope alive as we enjoy the quality of life.
So, we have the free will to choose to focus on the past, beat ourselves up about those things that didn’t go well, the wishes that didn’t come through, and withhold forgiveness against ourselves and others. We can also choose to obsess over tomorrow, worry about what may happen, or we can choose to live in fear and doubt of the uncertainties even though we have no control over them.
Or, we can embrace forgiveness for ourselves, for others, and choose to surpass those things from the past that are holding us down and keeping us from realizing our true joy, and potential. Proverbs 17:22 says, “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.” Just as forgiveness lights up and strengthens one’s spirit, so a broken spirit saps one’s joy and strength.
We realize that forgiving others can be difficult, and forgiving ourselves can sometimes be even harder. But holding unresolved grudges, and unforgiving spirit within you serves as emotional baggage that bothers, affects, and holds you down. You don’t have to forget about your past, but you can use it as a springboard to motivate, inspire, direct, and drive you into new frontiers, and not allow it to hold you back. The events and circumstances of our past have helped in shaping us into who we are today. The scars of the past can indicate where we have been but they do not have to determine where we go from here except if we let them.
So, forgive yourself today, forgive others, and refocus, and reconcile with your past by facing them with a different paradigm shift that will allow you to resolve those negative feelings you hold inside. This will allow you can come to a place where you can unleash those wow moments in that beautiful life of yours, and you will realize that you are dearly loved and cherished by your creator and you are His Masterpiece! Forgive yourself, forgive your past, forgive others, and gain the freedom to truly unleash your aliveness! You deserve it, for there is no one more worthy of your freedom than yourself! So, take it! Live it! And unleash life to the fullest!