Saturday, January 02, 2010

My New Year's Resolution

There are days when you just feel like closing the door to the world and crawling back into your cocoon of safety. Everyone and everything seems to be crushing the last nerve of your patience. Everyone has an ax to grind. People are bitter over things that no longer matter anymore, and others simply get offended over things that you’re simply not aware of sometimes. They silently stew over unaccounted and untold actions, deliberately giving you the cold shoulder. As a new year resolution (which I normally detest), I have made a promise to give the gift of forgiveness - true forgiveness which involves “forgetting” as well. True forgiveness means never bringing the issue back up again. It means totally leaving it in the past. True forgiveness also means forgiving yourself and leaving everything in God’s hands. You never know, it may be too late when you finally decide to give the gift of forgiveness. Life's too short.

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words and slander, as well as all types of malicious behavior. Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.” -Ephesians 4:31-32

I hope everyone has a happy, healthy and prosperous new year, but more so, I hope everyone has a peaceful & more forgiving new year. Sometimes making a resolution to be “healthier” in the upcoming new year not only means physically, but emotionally & spiritually as well.