Forgiving myself, releasing the past and moving on
Saturday, March 28, 2015
I am 62 and have a lot of years accumulation of stuff to let go of. Like many, I've kept the same worn out, reckless and damaging habits that have kept me overweight, sick and bound.
As a Christian, I know full well the benefits of forgiveness and have applied it countless times throughout my life....to others....now I need to apply it to myself as well.
Flogging myself for sins past and present is not a requirement and is certainly detrimental to my health and well being. I can't change a single choice I've made or action I took...and I know that I am forgiven by God, no matter how deep the pits I dug or how dirty I got wallowing there...so I aim to take actions to set myself free of self condemnation and feelings of being "less than" good enough.
In taking those steps to being "free"........I can live the rest of my years with joy, recovery, hope, healing and peace. I long to be balanced and stable in every area of my life.
I know I am loved, accepted and worthy......I need to live like I believe it! I so appreciate the kindness of so many precious people here at SP who have encouraged me, prayed for me and been a friend to me through the years...blessings to you all