I think most of us can agree that 2020 has been “that” year!! Honestly, the beginning of last year snatched me up by the collar and made me deal with “my” issues. This was the first time, in a while, that I stopped and dealt with myself. I kept busy, so I guess you can say it was a way of me avoiding certain things. It’s so funny how life and a pandemic can slow you down and make you have a seat. We like to say, “when someone shows you who they are, believe them,” but what do you do when you’re that someone? As much as I didn’t like what was being shown to me, I still dealt with it. I began to realize that I was holding thoughts and people hostage, that shouldn’t occupy any space in my life, and time for this was up!
Several years ago, I was harboring so much anger and hatred in my heart. I remember standing in my bathroom mirror crying because I was hurting and I DID NOT want to forgive. As I stood there, I heard God say, “Didn’t I forgive you?” At the time, this wasn’t something I wanted to hear, but God always knows what we need and when we need it. That was the day I wiped my tears and made up my mind to forgive. Don’t get me wrong, it hasn’t been easy and there have been days that I was reminded of my bathroom mirror.
2020…Thank you!! Thank you for allowing me to be still and addressing what needed to be addressed. Slowing down and spending time with yourself is one of the best things you can do for “your” freedom. Don’t give people the power to keep you in bondage by being unforgiving. Free(them)= FREEDOM. Forgiveness is necessary!! It’s necessary for your healing and your wellbeing. Whatever you need to do to be free, do it!!
Remember, you are not your yesterday… let’s exhale and make room for better😉
🎉Happy New Year 2021🎉