Holding grudges.... the easiest thing to do in life. It is so easy to not speak to the person that has wronged you. It is so easy to frown at your ex best friend. It is so easy to devour the reputation of your coworker. It is so easy to put those down who put you down. Why? Because you seek revenge; you seek justice for their actions. But vengeance is not yours. God has the last say so and he has been more than merciful with us. We have said some ugly things and we have did our wrong. It is always easier to see others' faults greater than our own. It is not that we have to pray for the downfall of others but pray that God has mercy as he does with us. Once again it may be really easy and greatly convenient to hold grudges and be spiteful but all it does is make you bitter. The more you participate in ugly acts towards others the uglier you become on the inside. The anger, bitterness, resentfulness, and all of the feelings that may have accrued from disappointments, hurt, rejection, loneliness, and fear. It tears you down the longer you hold on. So what they lied on you? So what they stopped being your friend? So what they stabbed you in the back? So what they left you? Them doing what they did pushed you to be where you are. They helped to propel you into your future. They served their purpose. Now it is time for you to serve yours. Focus on what you have to do in life. Worry about you and let God take care of the rest. Your purpose is too great to worry about what other people have going on. As I always say I don't have time to waste time. Don't waste time on seeing what they said about you, entertaining the gossip, or stalking people around the city. Live your life. Put God as the head and you follow his lead. Let that hurt go! You can't start healing until you prep the wound. Don't keep adding to the pain by deepening the wound. Heal first! Yes it takes time but God is capable of healing without scars. He can mend broken relationships. But most of all he can give you peace. He can calm the storm. But it is up to you to let go of what you cannot control. Be the bigger person. Do the greater deed. Forgive. Move past the past. Let God work! Be Blessed.
Patience is one of those words that no one ever wants to hear. We want everything right now. We want fast results. We want it as fast as we think of it. Sometimes things we pray for and things we seek after come swiftly, other times they don't. It is not a bad thing but it teaches us discipline. It teaches us to appreciate it when it does come because we've waited long enough for it. Sometimes it teaches us how we can get further in life simply by being patient with people. True enough we are human but being human is not an excuse to not try. Being patient with others is the greatest lesson because God has been patient with us. He waits for us to get ourselves together. We go all off track but he still keeps us. We seem to forget all about him but he still blesses us. We think we have it all figured out but he still guides us. I can only imagine having to deal with myself, listen to me sound like I know when I really don't, see me react when I should walk away or simply be quiet, go down the wrong path when by now I should know the right way. I simply cannot fathom having to deal with me. I'm still a work in progress. I still have my days. I still have my doubts. I still have my struggles. Still God is forgiving. Still God is loving. Still God is there. He is still keeping me. He is still blessing me. He is still just. He is still God. And if I know that he can be patient with me and I am to be a reflection of him surely I can display patience towards others. It's not about being a pushover; it's not about being right. It's about being humble and in his will. If I was blessed in my mess surely he will bless me for doing what is right. And besides the blessing it's all about doing what is pleasing in his eye sight and as a reflection I must be like him because my actions will always speak louder than my words.
Congratulations! Good job and Excellent work to everyone who has successfully gotten out of the bed this morning and decided to take on the day! It is indeed a task to do daily activities and to put forth the effort to go to work, go to classes, or provide for and cater to your families. The fact that you have made it this far is a testament in itself. If no one told you today you are appreciated and you are loved you are. Your contribution to society and the world as a whole is vital. Your loving heart is needed. Your nurturing spirit is needed. Your warm smile is needed. Your kind words are needed. Your life serves as an inspiration to others. You are the motivation for somebody else. You are the example for somebody else. Remember whether you know it or not someone is always watching so be the model that you want them to see. Have a blessed day people!