“Resentment or grudges do no harm to the person against whom you hold these feelings but every day and every night of your life, they are eating at you.”~Norman Vincent Peale
Wow! The new F word is FORGIVENESS! It is amazing how the message seems to be getting around and showing up in the most unlikely of places. I had chosen several quotes regarding forgiveness that I wished to share. However, when I heard about this preacher, I had to include the You Tube video as well.
We all KNOW Forgiveness is for us (that would be me and you). It has nothing to do with the other person. NOTHING at all. Forgiveness just requires that we forgive as we have been forgiven. Forgive not just the other person, but yourself for your part in the process. It is easier to forgive another, much harder to forgive yourself. But forgive yourself you must. That is a part of the healing and the releasing. Forgive to release. Release the anger, release the pain, release what appears to be injustice. Sure, there are folks whose only purpose in your life appears to be to get you off track, to anger you, to sadden and dismay you. Some folks make it hard just to BE the love and light we are meant to be. And even then, we are still required to forgive- them and ourselves.
For many years, I felt it was not my job to forgive. I would leave the forgiving to those who had a vested interest in sharing and showing love (like God and my angels). Don’t think I did not ask for assistance, I did, but I also felt in my heart that forgiveness was just TOO hard a task for me, a mere human. After all, I am neither a saint nor a saint in training.
It was only after I actually FORGAVE someone for the unthinkable and FELT the release, felt the weight of that relationship lift and float away that I realized it was really ALL about ME!
So, while I know that many of you realize this, just remember to use the F word often. Especially while driving. I know I will. When I do use it- I WILL mean I FORGIVE YOU!
Be Blessed and share those blessings with others. The video is below. Thanks for your time!
the F-You Preacher
Michelle D. Smith is a visionary and spiritual gladiator seeking to share awareness with many. She is a published author who writes a relationship column for Black Refer.com.The different niches for each site allow her to reach a variety of people to amuse, entertain and inspire.
Her self published book, My Life As A Mermaid was selected for inclusion in the Baltimore County Public Library's Local Author collection!