Life’s trigger points will creep up on us if we aren’t careful, and when they come, they’ll demolish our every attempt to experience true happiness. So let’s start this new year by forgiving ourselves, even before we forgive others. Before God can bless us with our heart’s desires for 2016, we must delight ourselves in him. Only then, will he reward us with those dreams, goals, and aspirations that cause us to day-dream or have sleepless nights. Once we make the conscious decision to delight ourselves by partaking in his word, spending time in prayer, trusting and believing his promises for us, and partaking in a true Christian lifestyle of obedience, he will grant our desires.
Right now, let’s make the decision to clear our minds and hearts from from any trigger that will lead us down the ugly road to unforgiveness. We will be held accountable for our own “HEART WORK” !!! Free yourself from life’s clutter and distractions, as well as lingering grudges, anger, fear, regret, guilt, pain, confusion, frustration, etc. Today, I encourage you to forgive yourself for being impatient and sad, feeling neglected and confused, being anxious and bitter, or even becoming irritated and angry. Forgive yourself for those decisions that you felt were needed, in order to keep your life from becoming a shattered picture of grief and turmoil. Forgive yourself for hurting others or thinking unkindly about others. Forgive yourself for not accomplishing all of the items on your checklist, not following the projected timeline for your life, and neglecting your dreams. Forgive yourself for saying hurtful words or showing others the worst side of yourself. Forgive yourself for settling and wasting time and money. Forgive yourself for not giving your best or taking what was not rightfully yours. Forgive yourself for not loving yourself and placing unrealistic expectations on yourself and others. Forgive yourself for being unprepared or unsuccessful. Forgive yourself for making unhealthy choices and decisions. Forgive yourself for not forgiving others. Forgive yourself for being comfortable in your dysfunction. Forgive yourself for not speaking up and holding back. Forgive yourself for not spending time with God. FORGIVE YOURSELF for every decision that goes against the promises of God. Forgive yourself from EVERYTHING!!
So, what are your personal triggers that contribute to your unforgiveness? I encourage you to release them and be free. Break through the chains in your life that cause guilt and make the decision today to forgive yourself. Always remember, you are responsible for your own salvation. So, go ahead and forgive yourself. God is waiting on you.
I forgive my mind for thinking that I should be perfect and without sin. I forgive my mind for thinking that I should not be taking risks and living my life the way I want to live and not through the eyes of anyone or their expectations for me. I forgive my mind for thinking I am not good enough for jobs, relationships, promotions, and special tasks. I forgive my mind for thinking I am not strong enough to handle any and all situations. I forgive myself for judging myself and others. I forgive myself for not believing that I am good enough. I forgive myself for not believing that I deserve God’s best. I forgive myself for not meeting my goals by a certain time. I forgive myself for being complacent and comfortable with mediocre things. I forgive myself for not believing that I am beautiful, talented, and valuable. I forgive myself for thinking I’m “too”…..too old, too tall/short, too busy, too loud, too broke, etc. I forgive myself for not believing that God is in control and trusting him with my everything.
In Jesus Name……AMEN