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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 BRINGS HEALING

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
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Diana Rasmussen

Tried by fire - pounded down by pain - yet she refuses to give up. Like a Phoenix she rises from the ashes of her past to fly on the wind like an Eagle. Diana Rasmussen is a Singer/Songwriter, Blogger, Author and Worship Leader based in southern WI. She has won many awards for her music at Broadjam, Inc. in the folk, country, pop, and jazz genres. Her music has also been on Women of Substance Radio. Diana plays every Sunday as she leads the Worship Team every week at Janesville Apostolic Ministries in Janesville, WI. Her blog, Prayers and Promises, focuses on rebuilding lives - one hope at a time. Diana's book, SNOW WHITE DARKNESS, (available on Amazon and Kindle) shares her journey out of Domestic Violence and Abuse.

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

  1. 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!

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  2. 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 : )

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  3. 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!!!

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