I got this message after finishing Bruce Wilkinson’s book ‘You Were Born for This’. Bruce’s book talks about how when you partner with God, miracles happen. He recounts how you don’t have to have any special abilities to partner with God, just a willingness to listen to God and act when God asks for your help. There are some wonderful stories in the book about how Bruce listened to God to help deliver a message of hope or love to a person that really needed it at the time. But one message in the book that really stood out for me was about Forgiveness. Bruce said that God often sends messages to people to help them learn how to forgive another person. He gives examples of people who have held onto anger and resentment towards another person and how it has kept them from moving forward in their life. Then once they have chosen to Forgive, their whole life has changed!
So this book started me thinking about all the people who had hurt me in the past and how the anger and resentment that I had held had stopped me from moving forward freely with my life. So I decided it was time for me to Forgive All those that had hurt me in the past and also to Forgive Myself for holding onto that anger. Now I have decided that maybe this is a good thing to do on a regular basis. Forgive.
I especially think this is a good way to release all those things that have caused me trouble over the past year and in doing so, I can now create my New Year resolutions, completely guilt and pain-free.
So if anyone out there is hurting. Look at what or who has caused you the pain and make a choice to Forgive.
I can assure you it is a truly liberating feeling. The freedom you feel is enormous!
I know that is what God, Allah, Buddha, Jehovah, the Universe (whatever you may call it) wants from us.
Happy New Year Everyone.
2012 will be a GOOD Year!
Love Dimitie xx