Let’s be honest about this. Some of you are in situations at home or at work where the conflict is constant. Maybe you’re even doing all that you can to minimize the conflict, but it’s coming from the other person. How do you keep your passion in a situation like that?
You must make the decision when it comes to resentment, jealousy and prolonged anger - to let it go. This is why forgiveness is so important. God who knows you, who made you, who created you knows that you can’t carry resentment. So He says here’s a way to let it go. Even logically you know that the resentment that you have in your life is not hurting the person you’re resentful against. They don’t even know you are resentful. It’s hurting you. The anger is hurting you.
I know what some of you are thinking. "Let them off the hook? How can I do that?" I’m not telling you to let them off the hook, I’m telling you to put them on God’s hook. Let them off your hook. Just put them in God’s hands. If you don’t, then that unforgiveness is going to kill the passion in your life, the rest of your life. If you do not forgive then the resentment that you have for that person is controlling your passion and by that it’s controlling your life. And you do not want them to control your life. So you forgive and you let it go. That’s how you resolve the conflict in your heart.
Be careful of your thoughts, because they will become words. Be careful of your words, for they will become actions. Be careful of your actions, they will become your character. Be careful of your character, because it will be your destiny. That is why your thoughts are so important and you have to discipline what you think about. When you are young, you think thoughts just come and go randomly, but as you get older, you realize you can train your mind and you can control the "random" thought.
Yet, when I change my focus to think positively and control my thoughts, not only does my attitude change but I can again dream and imagine life differently. I need to spend more time talking to myself and less time listening to myself. Because of my physical disability, I am unable to serve other people which is my passion. The only outlet where I can serve others is with my weekly blog. I think about it throughout the week and Lori puts it on the internet every Monday.
If what I write about means something to you, you should let me know with a comment. Even one sentence will tell me that I am making a difference in your life - which will make a difference in my life.