I have found that I sometimes do not let bad things go. Yes, I try to be quick to forgive and try to let things go but yesterday I realized that I nearly spat out some negative comment to my beloved that was a residual from a spat we had yesterday. Thankfully I stopped it before it came out of my mouth but the fact that the thought came into my mind and almost out of my mouth made me realize my current state of unforgiveness. Maybe not unforgiveness as such but holding on to things that have happened and the possibility of throwing it at him in a time of not seeing eye to eye. I think you can guess that this does not make me feel very good about myself but I do take comfort in the fact that I stopped myself from saying anything negative.
At this point I remind myself of an old preacher saying, ‘You cannot stop birds from flying over your head but you can stop them from building a nest in it.’ I take comfort in the fact that I have come to a point that I I did not let those birds build a nest in my head; I shooed them away by keeping my mouth shut.
So, my encouragement to you today is to live in forgiveness and set a guard over your mouth.
Until next time, God bless,