Forgiveness is a decision. We decide to cut off the bitter root and plant a seed of love. We cannot blame ourselves if it does not grow; sometimes the other party has poisoned the soil too much. But we must keep the bitter roots cut and plant more and more seeds of love. Forgiveness begins when we make that choice; long before we see the results.
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Not my words but well said! "I believe everything happens for a reason. People change so you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so that you will eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"♥ #Pinspiration #Words #Quotes
I usually don't care much for sappy quotes, but I always need to be reminded of this. Coveting is ugly, and, if left unattended, grows into jealousy. And jealousy can grossly interfere with God's plan for your life, but, even worse, it can interfere with His plan for someone else's life.
..And Jesus said, "Love God with all your heart, mind and soul, and love others as yourself." ...measure all your decisions and beliefs against that. Make sure that you are offering others the same rights, courtesies, and respect that you expect for yourself. If you do that, you can't go wrong. ~ Glennon Melton