Monday, February 28, 2011

"It's not the load that breaks you down - it's the way you carry it"

I saw this quote today on someones facebook status.  It really caught my eye and made this morning one a good one for me.  A morning where I really sat here and thought about what it meant and how it applies to me and my life. 
I think sometimes we are our own worst critic.  When we receive forgiveness from GOD he lets our sins go and never looks back on them.   If GOD then can let them go and forgive us completely then why is it so hard to forgive ourselves?  There is another saying that GOD never gives you more than you can handle.  That is very true.  It's just that sometimes where GOD has forgiven our sins WE continue to carry them with us.  When a hardship or a rough day comes along we just pile that on top of our already heavy "load" and it continues to pile up and before long we have accumulated an unbearable load. 
Today is a new day, tomorrow will be too. 
We should all try and unload the things that already have been forgiven and start each day fresh with nothing on our shoulders.  We can't change what happened yesterday, an hour ago or a minute ago.  But we can change what is happening now.
So, I challenge myself today to let go of the things that HE has long forgotten about.  I challenge myself to look ahead instead of backward.  I challenge myself to love myself as the person I am right now and not the person that I was then.  Afterall, HE doesn't even remember the person I was then.  He only knows me as I am now, with Him.