Wednesday, September 24, 2008

BREAKING THE CHAIN(FREEDOM THROUGH FORGIVENESS)

ONCE I DECIDED TO FORGIVE IT WAS LIKE A HUGE STEP OF FAITH. I FORGAVE MY PARENTS, MY SIBLINGS, MY FRIENDS,MY CLASSMATES ANYONE WHO HAD EVER WRONGED ME IN LIFE. EVERYONE THAT HAD EVER HURT MY IN LIFE AND WHEN I DID THIS IT WAS LIKE WHOA WHAT HAPPENED IT SEEM AS IF IT WAS A LIFE CHANGING EXPERIENCE FOR ME. THIS WAS ALL PART OF A 12 STEP PROGRAM IS WAS WORKING AT THE TIME.
The Serenity Prayer By Reinhold Niebuhr
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change Courage to change the things I can and wisdom to know the difference
Living one day at a time Enjoying one moment at a time Accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is,not as I would have it
Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His Will That I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever in the next. Amen.
WOW ITS AMAZING HOW THAT HELPED ME SO MUCH.
ANYWAYS, ONCE I HAD BEGAN TO WORK THIS PROGRAM ALL THE HURTS AND PAINS THAT WERE BURIED DEEP IN MY HEART SEEM TO JUST DISAPPEAR. BUT YET I FELT AS IF GOD WAS FINISHED WITH ME YET,
AS TIME WENT BY HE HELPED ME TO REALISE THAT I WAS STILL HOLING ON TO ALOT OF PERSONAL SELF HATRED. I WOULD BEAT MYSELF UP FOR THINGS I FELT THAT WERE STILL BOTHERING ME.
1 BEING THAT I WAS TOO EAGER TO PLEASE EVERYONE THE OTHER BEING NOT USING ENOUGH PATIENCE IN MY LIFE. I WAS WAS TO EAGER TO SPEAK BUT EVER SO SLOW TO LISTEN. THESE THINGS WERE MAKING MY LIFE MISERABLE EVEN THOUGH THEY WERE SO TRUE AT THE TIME.
SO I TOOK YET ANOTHER LEAP OF FAITH AND RELEASED EVERYONE OF MY SHORT COMINGS AND PERSONAL FAILURES THAT I COULD THINK OF AND RELEASED THEM TO GOD. (BOY WHEN I DID THIS)
I FINALLY CAME TO THE REALISATION THAT I WASN'T GOING TO BE PERFECT AND THAT GOD DID NOT PUT ME HERE ON THIS EARTH TO BE PERFECT. I BELIEVE THAT ONE REASON HE PUT ME HERE WAS TO HELP SPREAD THE GOSPEL OF HIS PRECIOUS NAME.
ONCE AGAIN SINCE COMING TO THIS REALIZATION AMAZING THINGS HAVE HAPPENED FOR ME. THE UNDER THE SURFACE ANGER HAD DISAPPEARED FROM MY LIFE AND REPLACED WITH A DEEP AND PERSONAL SENSE OF PEACE. I NO LONGER CLENCHED MY TEETH OR FEEL AS IF MY STOMACH IS ALL TIED UP INTO KNOTS, AS WELL AS THE ORDINARY DISAPPOINTMENTS OF LIFE NO LONGER UPSET ME NOW AS THEY DID BEFORE.
I'M QUICK TO ASK FOR FORGIVENESS AS WELL AS TO QUICK TO FORGIVE. I KNOW THAT GOD LOVES ME AND THAT IS ENOUGH FOR ME. I FEEL AS IF I AM FREE FROM THE BONDAGE THAT ONCE BROKE ME DOWN AND KEPT ME FROM LOVING GOD AS WELL AS OTHER PEOPLE IN MY LIFE.
MY ADVICE TO ANYONE STRUGGLING WITH BONDAGE THAT SETS US FREE IF YOUR HOLDING ON TO ANY UN FORGIVENESS, OR IF YOU TEND TOWARD SELF-CONDEMNATION,TAKE A GOOD LONG HARD LOOK AT GODS LOVE SO CLEARLY DISPLAYED IN JESUS, ACCEPT HIS FORGIVENESS AND RECEIVE THE LOVE THAT HE HAS TO OFFER YOU AND LET HIM CHANGE YOU . YOU WILL BE SO GLAD THAT YOU DID.
THE POET WILLIAM BLAKE ONCE SAID

"THE GLORY OF CHRISTIANITY IS TO CONQUER BY FORGIVENESS"

HE WAS RIGHT GODS UNCONDITIONAL OFFER OF FORGIVENESS CAN MELT EVEN THE MOST STUBBORN, SINFUL HEART.

BETH MOORE BREAKING FREE IS ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS I HAVE EVER READ FOR THOSE OF YOU THAT HAVE YET TO BREAK FREE FROM THE BONDAGE CHAIN..

LOVE YOU ALL

"IN GOD WE TRUST"

2 comments:

  1. My dear sister, that is beautiful! I love you! Chel

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  2. Wow, check you OUT! I'm really glad you have started this...it's a great outlet for you and a wonderful help to anyone who need to hear it.

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