“america will never be destroyed from the outside. if we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves”. – abraham lincoln
if you are worried about people bringing you down you can scratch that off your worry list. the people who talk behind your back, the people who look over you, the people who use you, and the people who just generally hate you for no reason are NOT the destroying forces in your life. the true things that destroy your life are the unhealthy things you carry inside.
here are 3 sure ways to self destruct
1. have unforgiveness
i have written multiple times on forgiveness, and it is an important topic because the world is filled with broken and hurt people and broken and hurt people break and hurt other people. in other words, someone is bound to slight you. someone is bound to do something evil to you. then what? here is what you do…you forgive them. yep, you find it in your heart to forgive them. and it’s not always easy. sometimes you just want to remove everything from your schedule and work on your vengeance plan.
your life is more meaningful than other people’s transgressions. don’t allow unforgiveness to eat at you, destroy your life, and have you exist in bitterness. God will fight your battles, you don’t have to hold on to it. you can let it go.
matthew 18:23-35 is a good passage to read about unforgiveness.
2. have hate
dr. martin luther king, jr. said, “hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that.” stop hating people who are different from you, stop hating out of fear, stop hating that person who hates you, and just put a stop to all the hate. right now i am really digging col. 3:14, “let love guide your life.” it’s all about the love, people. God is love. love more.
stop the hate and appreciate! ;)
3. have jealously
it’s called the green eyed monster, and it is called a monster for a good reason!
according to phrases.org.uk the origin of the term comes from the fact that “green is a colour associated with sickness, possibly because people’s skin sometimes takes on a slightly yellow/green tinge when they are seriously ill. green is also the colour of many unripe foods that cause stomach pains.”
walk in God’s purpose and timing for your life. no need to envy what God has for someone else. some people are so fixated on other people’s blessings that they miss their own.
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in other news: i will be blogging over on my mom’s blog for a few weeks at cynthiabanessa.com because she broke her wrist and will be in recovery for a moment. please keep her in your prayers. if you are into homemaking and crafts you will LOVE her blog!