Feb 06 2013

Don't Lose Out

If you've been hurt by someone in your past and if you haven't forgiven them,

you end up being the one that's loosing. Your silence and your anger, isn't

hurting them. It's hurting you.

 

The band, Tenth Avenue North, has a song about that, it's called Losing.

 

The lyrics say: 

I can't believe what she said

I can't believe what he did

Oh, don't they know it's wrong, yeah?

Don't they know it's wrong, yeah?

Maybe there's something I missed

But how could they treat me like this?

It's wearing out my heart

The way they disregard

This is love, this is hate...

We all have a choice to make

 

So if someone has hurt you, don't react the way everyone in our

culture says to.

 

The bible says, “Invoke blessings upon and pray for the happiness of

those who curse you., implore God’s blessing upon those who abuse

you.” -Luke 6:28 (AMP)

 

I know it's a lot easier said then done. I'm with you. 

 

Before anything else, I pray that God will give me the strength forgive, even if I have to

grit my teeth the first few times.

 

Try praying this prayer:

"Dear God help me forgive (insert name here), I don't want to be the

one losing. I pray that you would bring them happiness, and blessings

would come out of nowhere for them today." -Amen

 

Wash, Rinse, Repeat. :-) It's a process.

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Feb 05 2013

Changing Focus

Woke up this morning worrying through my prayers, but then I read this and was able to change my focus.  I hope it helps you too.  
 
"Some say worry is the most common—although unintentional—form of prayer. It is a habit of focusing on negative possibilities, and it drains one’s energy and blocks effective action." - The Daily Word
 
Not worrying is easier said than done. I heard a pastor once explain it like watching TV. You can leave it on the channel that is playing an endless loop of your mistakes and worries, or you can change the channel and focus on the possibility of a positive solution. 
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