Scrolling through the pages of my old journal I came across an entry dated for 5-13-09. Although the words were scribbled three years ago, they still ring true. “DON’T INSIST ON BEING RIGHT”, the whisperer said. The words He shared with me that day I choose to share with you in hopes they may be a source of strength and encouragement today as I remind myself of them as well.
Don’t insist on fighting your own cause or case! But get down. Get selfishness down. Get your pride down. If there has been injustice God has seen it and will take care of it. Let it go. Walk in love. For when you get down it’s like kneeling down in front of the person and that allows God to see their face. If I’m up He sees me-not them. Be a living demonstration of God’s love, grace, mercy, and forgiveness.
Dare to wipe the slate clean! Dare to start new. Hold no grudges. Hold no offences. You apologize if necessary and keep no record of the wrong.
The enemy of your soul does not want you to be able to love freely. He wants you to close yourself off but just bow down. For I (God) am able to heal any wound or any scrape. Just bow down as they meet with me. I love you and I will not let you fall. He knows that it seems like some people got away scot free but God sees. It’s not necessary for you to try to chastise them. When they show up, welcome them. Your capacity to love has not been depleted. Your capacity to trust and hope has not been depleted.
As I sit on this side of those pages, I don’t even recall what was going on in my life at the time but it’s evident that pain was present. In those words I see a God who loved me enough to remind me that my today wouldn’t always be marred by what happened yesterday. I see Him reminding me that I still had more to give. At times life circumstances can make us feel used up but can I just remind you that you still have MORE to give. Perhaps not more money or trinkets and certainly we don’t need to extend more time mulling over our hurts or pains but the source of love is still available for us to draw.
Wishing you joy & peace until next time…
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