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…
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)
- Forgiveness Brings Healing (pureglory.net)
- Forgive me, God, I’m depressed. (lesliealamb.com)
- Thankfulness According to Psalm 23 ~ A Table, some Oil, and a Cup (livinginthewhitehouse.wordpress.com)
- Let It Go (katherinejanelle.wordpress.com)
- Thank you Mr. Mandela, for Teaching the Cycle of Forgiveness (abundantlifeinitiative.wordpress.com)
- Holiday Survival Guide (usa-c.com)
- Mindsets, words, power and love 🙂 That about sums it up! (catherineegalloway.wordpress.com)
- Good Morning (inhim63.wordpress.com)
- Problems-Give Them Away (jewelbarnett.wordpress.com)
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Diana Rasmussen is a Faith Builder, Worship Leader, Veteran's wife, and Customer Service Rep. At her blog Prayers and Promises she shares from her heart on how to find hope in this crazy world!