Let Bygones be Bygones…
Forgive, you say.
Easier said than done.
As a child it was always easy. You apologized and went back to playing.
Genuinely having child like faith can seem like a gift that not everyone receives…
When did forgiving become so hard. When did it become difficult to love thy neighbor.
We’ve all been told, forgive and forget, but do we really do it. We say “I forgive you” but we still hold a grudge.
We pray about it. We seek deliverance. But why is it so difficult to release the hurt?
Our Heavenly Father tells us to drop our bags at His feet. To give Him all of our worries and cares, yet we struggle. We keep them “safely” to ourselves.
But what happens when we hold on to anger and pain? What happens when we don’t forgive? What happens to us physically and spiritually?
The longer we hold on to an issue the worse it gets overtime. The feelings that started out as annoyance will grown and eventually turn into a mountain of emotions that we no longer know how to manage. A mountain of emotions that would take a miracle to deal with.
Physically, we may begin to stress about small things. We’re overwhelmed. We may develop anxiet or depression or something else along those lines. We may even get sick.
Are we aware that our feeling of being stuck or that we’re not growing could be because we haven’t left the past in the past?
Maybe you haven’t truly forgiven and maybe those negative feelings are growing inside of you.
And then sometimes we think we’ve let bygones be bygones, but years pass and we’re faced with the issue, again.
To go from childhood trauma, to teenage issues and then to adult problems…there’s a lot to manage. Holding on to the hurt is hurting you more and more everyday.
We may not realize it, but our hurt is blinding; our hurt that turns into hatred. It’s preventing us from reaching our destiny.
The bible tells us that if we hate a fellow brother we are living in darkness. How can we see our path if we’re in the dark? How do we reach our goals if we can’t see them? How do we reach our destiny if we can’t see it?
How can we do anything if we’re in the dark!?
But, thankfully, there’s a way out. Thankfully we have not been left to fail.
God is the light. Even, in darkness we have God, but He’s waiting for you. He’s waiting for you to let it all go. To forgive anyone who’s ever hurt you. He’s waiting for you to let Him carry your burdens.
God wants us to carry his weight, not our own. The bible tells us that God’s burden is light.
Acknowledge what you need to let go. Acknowledge who’s hurt you, and release it.
Release the weight and see how you fly!
9If anyone claims, “I am living in the light,” but hates a fellow brother, that person is still living in darkness. 10 Anyone who loves a fellow brother is living in the light and does not cause others to stumble. 11But anyone who hates a fellow brother is still living and walking in darkness. Such a person does not know the way to go, having been blinded by the darkness. [1 John 2: 9-11]
For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light. [Matthew 11:30]