And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free. John 8:32
Making peace with the truth can change your life. There is a truth in each life and often it stays right below the surface because sometimes it hurts too much to face it.
What is the truth that you are denying today? I want you to know that whatever that truth is, until you face it and walk forward nothing is going to change.
I do not care how ugly the past was, or what was done to you or even what you did to hurt others, until you let go of it and shut the door to it the past will effect your life and make everyday miserable.
You cannot do one thing about the past. The more you dwell on it, and then discuss it with others, the more power it has over you.
At a point in my life I decided I was sick of playing the victim. Really sick of it!
As much as you or I may be justified in feeling sorry for ourselves we can never be healthy and whole until we face what happened and then decide that we are not going to let that action determine the rest of our lives.
At the crossroads you must make a choice. The wonderful thing about God is that He gives us all free will. Take your salvation for instance. God is all powerful and He could have made the world so that EVERYONE would accept Him and the eternal life He gives. The reason God doesn’t do that is because He wants us to love Him because we do, and not because we are forced to do so.
Running after people, or a person, who doesn’t want you in their life is so unhealthy. A lot of us did that in the past, and once we got healthy we could not believe the foolish things we did to get someone into our lives that didn’t want to be there.
We realize, as God brings us into a new teaching, that God has the perfect plan for our lives and that anything or anyone who isn’t going to be part of that perfect plan will not stay around no matter what we do or do not do.
Don’t grieve for those who do not grieve for you. Close the door and wait expectantly for God to open the right door to the perfect plan He has for you.
Accepting the fact that you and I cannot change anything is the first step. Now, after that step, you have two choices. The first is to wallow in self-pity and cry the blues to anyone that will listen. The second choice is to accept what is and then walk, one day at a time and one step at a time, into a glorious new life with God at the helm of our ship and not me or you.
We cannot change what has been done to us but we can change our attitude about it. Read that again. We cannot change what has been done to us but we can change our attitude about it.
Stop grieving over what was and make the very best of what is.
We spend too much time saying and thinking, “After such and such happens then I will be happy.” We can be happy in each and every minute because we can choose to be happy!
If you spend too much time in your head it will literally drive you crazy. Satan loves that. Because as long as you buy into those thoughts of self-pity you will never lose your victim mentality.
I was at a group where a person was crying the blues over the fact that they are all alone this Christmas. I wanted to say, “You are not the only one, and there are many people the world over in your same predicament.”
It is only one day. This too will pass. Spend the day alone with God. God see’s your broken heart and He has a plan to heal your broken heart. First you have to give up the idea that there is only one way you will be happy and if that doesn’t happen you are going to be miserable. It’s at this point where we learn total surrender to the will of God. If we can lift our head and say, “I don’t understand this God but I am your child and you love me and only want the very best for me. I surrender to things I do not understand,” We will feel our spirits getting lighter each and every day.
The peace and calm that comes in total surrender to “whatever is” is unbelievable. The pressure is off yourself; you then let Him carry your burdens.
You do not know what tomorrow is going to bring. In the blink of an eye all things could change.
I have been hearing on our local news that a person “Out there somewhere,” is holding a million dollar lottery ticket. No one has come forth to claim it. I was thinking about that today and wondering “what if?” What if that person was completely down and out, believing there was no hope and no way out of their present situation and “what if” they had killed themselves? If they had just held on a week or so longer all those problems would be over!
Satan wants us to give up and believe there is no hope but FAITH in God teaches us that if we just hold on a bit longer, everything will be okay.
If you are depressed today, or any day for that matter, learn what your triggers are and make a conscious decision to stay away from them. Triggers can be alcohol, certain people, certain music, certain movies, or getting out all our old pictures. Stay away from anything that makes you sad. Why go there if you don’t have to?
Ask yourself what you are getting out of feeling sorry for yourself? Do you subconsciously enjoy the attention of people saying, “You poor little thing?”
No gifts? Remember that God sent His best gift to us in the way of His son. He sent His love right down where we are.
Get a notebook out or sit in front of your computer and make a list of ten things you would like to change about yourself. Then make a plan to bring those things into your reality. The only thing stopping us is ourselves. Once we make up our minds to change, and enlist God’s help in doing so, we are unstoppable. Nothing is beyond our grasp.
The world is full of people whose parents were told they would never talk, or never walk and yet those people did both of those things!
It’s all about choices. Choose to believe in miracles and before you know it you will see them spring forth in your own life.
In His Unconditional Love,