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Remember the Good and Let Go of the Bad

Today the first thought that came to me was to “Remember the good, let go of the bad.”  Not always easy is it? I think anyone who has lived though abuse, or violence, or any type of addiction is used to things going badly, right? In fact, when things go good we are almost uncomfortable right?  I have heard it said that sometimes we ‘throw the other shoe’ as we expect bad to happen, so we would rather just get it over with right?  Not the most healthy way to live life, I speak from experience.

And the more I talk negative, the more negative I become about life, about myself, and about other people.  I don’t want to be one of ‘those’ people that only speaks negative – that no one wants to even be around because they define themselves by their problems and their ailments.  It’s like they become their problems.

I read a great post this morning from Apostle Gabriel Cross:


Forgiveness is abandoning the offense and embracing in love, ‘The person.’ Meaning let it go, no longer carrying it or keeping it as a pet. Forgiveness causes reviving and healing in the relationship. If you don’t forgive, unforgiveness results in you becoming loyal to the problem and not to the person, which progresses to playing the ‘blame game.’”

Wow, I know I have been keeping way to many PETS around here.  Too many problems, too many old ways of thinking, too many negative feelings and emotions that I have been feeding, coddling, and helping to grow.

The more I feed my problems, the bigger they become.

That’s why I need to renew my mind – with the WORD.

I have to make a conscious choice to ‘remember the good.’ There seems to be a lot of fighting in my head today – that’s ok, I know who wins!  These are the things I want to think about today…

Philippinas 4_8

Do you see the glass half empty ?

Do you see the glass half full?

Hey, I got a new way to look at this:  God says MY CUP IS OVERFLOWING – so there is no “half” about it!  That’s the verse I am holding onto this Holiday Season despite the fact our car got totalled this past weekend!

You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies. You anoint my head with oil; my [brimming] cup runs over. (Psalm 23:5 AMP)

From: wallpaper4god.com

From: wallpaper4god.com

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About dianarasmussen

Prayers and Promises is about "Finding Hope in This Crazy World". Diana Rasmussen is a Public Speaker, Faith Builder, and Worship Leader based in Southern Wisconsin. She encourges groups of people on how to find hope in this crazy journey called life.


11 thoughts on “Remember the Good and Let Go of the Bad

  1. Reblogged this on bleustokcings.


    Posted by bluestockings19 | December 10, 2013, 10:03 pm
  2. Very good! When we forgive, we can think about other things than the hurt that has scarred us.


    Posted by Michael Summers | December 10, 2013, 10:33 am
  3. Such good advice Diana, and a hard lesson for so many. It’s much easier to hold on to all the anger and hatred, but it eats at us like a cancer. When we are willing to give it up we find all that empty space that can be filled with something so much better! God bless you!


    Posted by loopyloo305 | December 10, 2013, 10:11 am
  4. Thank you for sharing these excellent words! I like your idea of letting go of the negative instead of fighting it. Unfortunately, that’s what brings many people down. Your quote from Phillipians is one of my favorites : )


    Posted by joedalio | December 10, 2013, 10:08 am
  5. Wow… Beautiful again. I love this. My posting today was about perceptions… I also mentioned the half full or half empty glass. Thank you for a beautiful message, my sister. Also, love the picture!!!


    Posted by secretangel | December 10, 2013, 9:41 am

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