It’s the last Monday of February and I realized that I had not inspired my wonderful readers at all in 2019. For that, I’m truly sorry. You all are amazing and I want us to all be inspired because let’s get real…this life can sometimes get us down and be hard as hell.
My Motivational Monday Moment is something that I talked about throughout last year. Forgiveness. It’s time to talk about it in 2019. Why? Honestly, because God is working with me on this. When God starts putting His will in your life you adjust and bend because you know that he’s trying to tell you something. I don’t know what he may be telling you, but he’s telling me to forgive.
Colossians 3:13-14 The Message (MSG)
12-14 So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.
A couple of weeks ago I attended the state conference for my sorority and this wonderful sorority sister who exudes class and kindness gave me another stone from her inspiration bag. She asked me to pull the stone and I had no idea what I would pull, but I knew that whatever it was I needed to focus on it for the year. That was the rule. True commitment to the word you pull.
I didn’t have any indication of what joy I could pull from the bag of stones because the last stone I had was gratitude and I remembered to be gratuitous in every situation. However, when I pulled the stone from my bag my heart sank. The word was: Forgive
It felt like a ton of bricks hitting my chest. I hated the word forgive. I don’t know why. Okay, I probably do. It has something to do with the fact that I have to forgive people that have truly wronged me. There are only two people in my life that have truly wronged me. I felt like God was telling me right now that I needed to be obedient to His word. To forgive those that have trespassed against me.
But, how could I do that? How could I forgive those that hurt me to my core with their bulls*it antics or disregard? I’d rather just keep them at a distance. I want to deal with them on my time. I had time right? Time to get into a position to receive. Time to stop ducking and hiding from my responsibility. I thought I had time.
So, this year it is all about forgiveness. I am going to forgive. I am going to work on me and do as God is leading me to do. It is so hard ya’ll. I need your prayers on this. True forgiveness requires something that I’m just not willing to give yet. My time. I’m not willing to sacrifice anymore time on those two individuals.
I’m literally standing in the doorway of indecision knowing that God is telling me to get it together before he checks me. I need you to understand that this is so hard for me. I know I need to do it. I’m scared. I’m going to try. I want you to try with me. If there is someone that you need to forgive I want you to know that you can and should forgive. It’s a process, I’m sure. But, together we can free ourselves.
Happy Monday loves!
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