Shackled

21 Oct

We must be willing to give up the life we’ve planned, so as to have the life that is waiting for us. 

Pretty simple statement until you realize the life you have and the life you want are two different worlds. We, as humans, tend to shackle ourselves to the hurts and prejudices of the past and just can’t seem to let them go. For some reason we would rather carry the burden of hurt instead of forgiving and forgetting. 

I can’t tell you many times I’ve heard someone say I’m just a work in progress and just can’t seem to be able to forgive. Believe it, we are all a work in progress and we will be the rest of our life. But, also understand just how much we control our life and our happiness. 

It is the decisions we make in life and how we handle the rough times that form our character. As grandfather always said everything in life happens for a reason and pur job is to use it as a lesson in how we need to grow.

How do we do that? When we begin to look at everything as a life lesson, we learn to make the best out of them. This is character building and also it teaches us that we choose the path to happiness. Free will as I mentioned many times allows us to determine the path we take in life. Choosing to find the positive in the life challenges we face everyday helps us share the love God has blessed us with. 

Love…. grandfather told me many times – No matter what you say or do, love isn’t love until you give it away. This is the very reason we must forgive our transgressors and lift the burden from our hearts. 

One final note: Life is 10 percent luck and 90 percent attitude. There is no reason to shackle ourselves with negativity when we can bless other as well as ourselves with love. 

Please feel free to comment!

Walk daily with God at your side.

Love always,

Ed

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