Monday, December 17, 2012

we’ve all experienced them in life…

another way to let go of my past is to give up my grief.

sorrow is a normal part of life.  everybody eventually experiences loss.  many of you have had losses in the last year.  and it hurts.  and grieving is a natural part of life.  there’s nothing wrong with mourning.

 the bible says in matthew 5.4 (niv),  blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted."

the bible says it’s ok to weep and grieve; it’s a part of life.  but there’s a big difference between mourning and moaning.  moaning is self-pity – “poor me!” 

when you moan you resign from life.  “i quit!  i’ll never be happy again!  i’ve lost it all!”  you haven’t lost it all.  you’re still here. 

a lot of people build a wall around themselves and they impose themselves in isolation and say, “i’m never again going to allow anybody to get close to me because i might get hurt again.  they get close to me and i loose them.  so i’ll build a wall and wall out the world.  and i’ll wall myself in.”  self-inflicted isolation. 

listen, pain is a part of life.  everybody here hurts.  everybody reading this has hurts and heartaches.  we’ve all experienced them in life.  so do not allow your pain to make you a prisoner of that pain.  you’ve got to not only let go of your grudges, you’ve got to learn to let go of your grief so you can have good relationships today.

just a thought from the front porch…

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