I had a list that seemed a mile long of things to accomplish. And with my family's help, kitchen cleaning was added to it. And thanks to jet lag, my day started off early which made the "to do" list get accomplished faster.
I was at the store. I ran into someone I knew. And I discovered something about me … I didn't know what to say, I had difficulty maintaining the conversation … something that is NOT me. But yet again…if it was someone different, would it be easier. Perhaps. Probably. It didn't help that it was someone that was part of a family that I was deeply close to. I was being guarded.
Unforgiveness showed it's self once again. You see it was only two years ago we transitioned back to our home town. I expected to be welcomed and cared for by so many, especially by this particular family. And not only have we not been welcomed, but we feel forgotten and unloved by this family. I has hurt, and I felt judged by prior issues that took place before our move. I hadn't gotten over it all. They were our extended family, people I have admired and chosen to be like, and people I deeply loved (which I have a hard time doing). But that's it … they are people. People who fall short, people with their inperfections and mistakes … people, just like me.
God showed me I need to let go of hurt and forgive those who offended me so I may be part of what is next to come fully. There isn't any room for His plans and Him if I'm holding onto stuff that isn't of Him. I must forgive. Today, I chose to forgive.
The next aisle over an elderly man asked me where he could find the salt. We walked over to and then which one should he get. We talked, we laughed and I was able to encourage.
I may not know the direction I am going … but I do know, I must master forgiveness so there is more in the journey ahead. .
“ , that ; will exalted ong the nations, will exalted n the earth.” Psalm 46:10
ar with each other and one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. as the Lord forgave you. Colossians 3:13