Sometimes February can be a trying month for people struggling with all kinds of personal problems… the most difficult… learning to forgive oneself…” We are imperfect, we are flawed, we are human.”
When we fail at a relationship, a business dealing, an opportunity that doesn’t pan out…a promotion that goes to another, a financial crisis… don’t we sometimes become our own worst critic?
It has taken me a long time to finally understand that before we can get our ” outward” lives in order, we must first prioritize our own inner life.
Two thoughts that might help us through these disappointing times, is 1) ” Remember rejection is God’s redirection” ( God has a purpose for us) and 2) Forgive the moment.
Aren’t some situations clearly and simply just out of our control? We can’t point our finger at any one person or decision to the lay the blame on… life just happens. ( The proverbial rug gets pulled out from under us)
We have all lived long enough to know things just don’t always go as we would like them to go. None of our paths are easy and as much as we want to appear to be in control… we have to admit we simply aren’t… circumstances, beyond our control come into play to turn our world upside down.
Rather than getting mired down in self-pity, or anger or grief* …we can choose to first forgive the situation and secondly …repeat to ourselves ” Grief is just love with nowhere to go.” So give grief a place to go by forgiving and loving yourself again.
So until tomorrow….
Today is my favorite day… Winnie the Pooh
Guess what is just starting to bloom in the backyard? Our state flower… our Yellow Jessamine!
I love being reminded of the thought: “let the trials of life make you better ; not bitter”. Also there is the Scripture from Genesis that speaks about Joseph: “ man meant it for evil but God meant it for good”. Let’s look for the good that our Father is working out in our lives today— then reach out to others with hope, Joy & love.
See what you are doing Lynn… making your own personal connections … you tied Sunday’s and Monday’s blogs together beautifully! 🤗💗
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