A brand new month means a BRAND NEW SERIES! I'm kicking off August on the right foot with the "losing the weight" series. Whether its an emotional, psychological, or spiritual battle, this series certainly runs deep in my life. It is time to release the destructive animosity that has your heart detained.
This week is all about removing the toxic emotional weight.
Can you imagine someone that has left you bitter, full of hatred, broken-hearted and unable to forgive? Someone who you feel is unworthy of your trust and loyalty? Now, ask yourself this:
Why am I still holding on and unable to let go? Is it worth my health, friendships, my marriage, job, etc.? The longer you dwell on events you cannot change, the more detrimental it will become for you. Let it Go. You cannot fall captive to pride, anger, or any other frustrations keeping you from moving forward and growing. Start by stepping backward and taking a giant leap towards grace.
"What is grace? In the New Testament grace means God’s love in action towards men who merited the opposite of love. Grace means God moving heaven and earth to save sinners who could not lift a finger to save themselves. Grace means God sending His only Son to descend into hell on the cross so that we guilty ones might be reconciled to God and received into heaven. ‘(God) hath made him to be sin for us, who knew no sin, that we might be made the righteousness of God in him’" (2 Corinthians 5:21)
God moved heaven and hell, sent His only son to die for us - undeserving of His redemption and steadfast love so that we may spend eternity with Him. Grace is defined as "a special favor" or a "courtesy" in the Webster dictionary. Not only does God call us to give grace but to also give ourselves grace. Let go of what you cannot control and Let God. Forgiveness and grace are both healing and therapeutic for the mind and release us of worry. Personally, this has been easier said than done but I have chosen to give grace. Know that He is working and we have done our part. Amen.
Ask yourself a couple questions?
Am I able to overlook (person's name) faults and give them grace, like my Father did for me?
Can I give myself that "courtesy" for holding onto something that only God has authority over?