It seems that life has a way of teaching us little lessons.  I've spent the last few months reflecting on my life doing the infamous "shoulda, woulda, coulda,"  soul searching.  In the end I realized that no matter how hard I looked at my life, it's still my life.  Whats happened in the past is just that the past and I have no way of changing what has happened.   What I can do is accept it, deal with my guilt in it, apologize for what I have done and move on with my life. 

 So many of us walk around with with our lives wide open for everyone to read and when they hit upon a chapter of our lives that is particularly painful we stumble and can't seem to get past it.  It's time to close those chapters of our lives and start writing new ones. 

 It's so easy to look for someone to blame for what has happened to us.  It's easier to hold on to that bitterness and pain than it is to forgive the person who hasn't apologized or admitted their part in the pain.  But the bitterness we hold against that person blinds us from seeing that life is moving on without us. The other person has not been affected by the situation at all.  In fact they've forgotten about it and move past it.  The only one who hasn't is us.

I beg each of you to look at your lives this week and ask yourselves, "What is it that is stopping me from closing this chapter of my life, and what do I need to do in order to close it?"  It's time for release and renewal.  It's time for repairation.  Let's start writing a new chapter together.

If you take the time this week and find that this has helped you please stop back by and let us know.  Allow us to pray with you and grow together.

 

In Christ Love,

Jacquee 

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robin...
Feb. 3, 2008 at 5:59 PM Great post! You are so right.....we have to let the past go, resentment only hurts us.

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