Forgiveness is a Choice

Choose your life...
Choose your life…

People do not realize that the greatest force operating for you or against you is you. That’s right, the greatest influence over you is you! I know how psychologist say that it is environment and etc., but in every case it reverts back to the common denominator which is you and your response to life in general. We have become a society of blame. We don’t take responsibility for our actions; it’s always something or someone else’s fault for our behavior. Let’s grow up people! If you knowingly stick your hand in the fire it’s for attention. So let’s deal with you.

 

Deuteronomy 30:15

King James Version (KJV)

See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;

 

I believe that sometimes you can hold onto a hurt so long that you hurt you. It’s like taking poison to kill someone else. This is crazy, right? Forgiveness allows you to be set free from what hurt you. God graced us with time to put distance between what hurt you and the actual hurt. He also equips you with the ability to store new memories to replace that hurt you. Holding on to what hurt you is a slow death.

 

Deuteronomy 30:16

King James Version (KJV)

In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.

 

 

You think that the hurt is limited to one area of your being. It is not! It spreads like cancer and just as destructive. It penetrates your soul, which consist of your mind, your will, your emotions and your intellect. You reference the hurt every time you think, talk, socialize, express your emotions and even when you learn new concepts. It breaks so that you break everything and ever person you touch. You become the hurt and hurting people hurt. That’s why misery loves company.

 

Deuteronomy 30:17

Amplified Bible (AMP)

But if your [mind and] heart turn away and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them,

 

 

Every time you rehearse your hurt your body cannot distinguish between the rehearsal and the actual play. The negative emotions produce hormonal toxins and stress. It only happened once yet you have played it over a thousand times releasing the hormonal toxins and stress in your body. Your physical body is not equipped to handle these large amounts of toxins on a daily basis year after year. Now you are physically sick.

 

Deuteronomy 30:18

Amplified Bible (AMP)

I declare to you today that you shall surely perish, and you shall not live long in the land which you pass over the Jordan to enter and possess.

 

 

You were once the victim now you have evolved into your vey own personal perpetrator. The person who has hurt you has moved on years ago. And you are stuck in the past. All of this because hating felt good in the beginning. It empowered you it took over your life. It really didn’t give you power. It took your power and made you subject to it whims. You have become a perpetual victim for others to hurt you. It’s like you wear a sign that says, ‘hurt me I’m available!’

 

Our society prays on the weak. You can see it amongst toddlers. We tell the one hurt that they didn’t mean that. Oh, yes they did! You are teaching the young to make excuses for their bad behavior. Life is not a fairytale, people hurt on purpose and I refuse to give them an excuse. Tell them early on that their behavior will not be tolerated. Identify the action with them not the excuse. Focus on the ‘you’ in your ‘do.’ Do not help them to excuse their way out of it, ‘oh, you were sleepy or sick so that made you cranky and hitting.’ Hitting is not the response to anything in life. People are not to be hit under any circumstance.

 

Deuteronomy 30:19

Amplified Bible (AMP)

I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you that I have set before you life and death, the blessings and the curses; therefore choose life, that you and your descendants may live

 

 

We do not live life through our emotions. Victims are taught this. This is not making the victim a victim all over again. Emotions are indicators that something is wrong nothing more. Your response should be out of something’s wrong and I can fix it rather than sitting and nursing your hurt then responding hurt. Hurt is not a position it’s a feeling that is subject to change. So, don’t park there. Keep it moving. You have a lot more life to live. People aren’t perfect and neither are you.

 

Life is about growing up and becoming a better person not an emotional wreck. Live it, love it, teach it… Have some fun with it.

 

Deuteronomy 30:20

Amplified Bible (AMP)

20 And may love the Lord your God, obey His voice, and cling to Him. For He is your life and the length of your days, that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

 

 

God is Love, Love conquers and covers it all…

much love…

 

 

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