You may think that is the same as yesterday and you are right, it is. If you want results you have to be intentional.
If I want to be a healthy woman, I have to be intentional about what goes into my body. I can use no excuse for the times that I am not, simply because there is no good excuse. Sometimes, I make choices to splurge but I have to be even more intentional then so I don’t go back down the winding road of junk food.
So, I saw yesterday that someone said they were going to make “intentional” their word for 2017. I think that is a great idea, it will produce results. Use it in everything, everywhere. I am intentionally working on making the world around me a better place.
Today, I think forgiveness is where we should park our intentionality. If you have any unforgiveness in your heart toward anyone, you are the one that is going to have to take the first step to freedom. My Mom has said my whole life that if you have unforgiveness for anyone then you are only hurting yourself; your giving them control, while it took me a while to finally understand her, she is so right! See Mom, I said it?. Jk, I have a fabulous Mom, most of you are well aware of that.
Back to forgiveness, let me break this down. True Story. Someone said something to me that made me mad, hurt my feelings, and left me out. I got mad, I mean who wouldn’t. I stew over it, tell my 50 closest acquaintances how I have been wronged, got them all upset on my behalf, get drama going and all the while the person who upset me so bad over something so ridiculous has NO idea that I even let my “Sensitive Sally” side out.
How much time has been wasted, what if as soon as I got my feelings hurt I spoke up, said my peace and walked away, gave it to God and moved on. Just what if? What if we all did this, what if we forgave first in all situations. Peace would radiate everywhere!
I’m just going to use a coined phrase here, because it is needed. Life is too short to waste any time on unforgiveness. I say this as I am poolside with my Dad. His life is living proof that life is too short to be mad and over what! Each day is a gift!
What is so worth it, that you have given your control over to someone else. That is what unforgiveness is, you are letting that person control your thoughts. The very person that you are despising, is controlling you because you are giving so much thought and time to something that you have the key to change.
Search yourself today, where are you harboring unforgiveness. Start the process today. No matter how big or little the offense or situation, today is a great first day to start something new. Go for love, go for forgiveness!
Be intentional with unforgiveness, that does not mean you let people run all over you, you take charge. Forgiving doesn’t mean making best friends, it’s making a choice to move forward in life. If we’re not moving forward then what are we doing? There is no right or wrong, no winner or loser, their is movement in the right direction for a happy life!
I hope you will give this some serious thought and continue to be intentional in this life!
God Bless Peeps!