Let it go

It is time to let it go!

We all have been hurt, and the people around us will tell testify that we have hurt them too. It is good to get in the habit of walking in love, but we all have off days when everything and everyone gets under our skin.  There is nothing that says we will not be hurt, or feel betrayed or disappointed by others. None of us is perfect and being hurt by men and women is to be expected.  Understand this now, if you know any man or woman, they will let you down, they will hurt you, and they will disappoint you. It is up to you to decide how you will be affected by those actions.  Sometime we have inflated expectations, selfish ambitions, or made assumptions and are hurt now because we thought  we had the answer to a matter.  Take time to look at why you are mad; did the other person really do something so wrong or are you being sensitive to an issue that really has nothing to do with you personally?

First Peter 4:8, says that loves covers a multitude of sins. That does not mean we are to ignore when someone offends us, it means we are not to let the offenses of others torture us and make us unusable by God. Sometimes people do things that hurt us and they are unaware, and we do the same to others, but if it has been more than a day and you are still standing with judgment and bitterness in your heart toward the other. Do what you must to mend fences. If you have tried all you know to do, it is time to just let it go.  Letting go means for now and for always, not until you feel like bringing it up again.  Whatever it is, let it go; God will do the rest.

Forgiveness is for your benefit. Don’t forfeit relationships because you are too proud to let a thing drop.  Ephesians 4:26 says, do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. If the sun is setting and you are still mad about something…there is time to make efforts to resolve the matter. Don’t waste time or blessings on harboring envy, bitterness, resentment or hurt. When we choose to pray for and forgive something, we are releasing the love of the Lord and leaving ourselves open and available to be used by God.  Let – it – go!