What a beautiful Life!
Sunday, March 27, 2011
I have complained in my life time about various things. I wish I could be one of those people who when laid to rest for the final time; it could be said, "She never did complain about a thing." But alas I know that will not be the case.
I have made mistakes; BIG ONES that hurt others. I wish I had never hurt anyone in my life time but it isn't true.
I have made some (well I hesitate to say the word "enemies" here but for lack of a better word I will) enemies in my life time. You know those people who have desided that you should not be talked to and if they see you they walk away or turn their backs physically or even attempt some sense of polite politics and say Hi first and then walk away.
Through it all from the day I was born I was taught by the most loving understanding parents who had wisdom that abounded that I should forgive, forgive, forgive. "The Bible says we are to forgive 70 times 7" my mother would say. Or she would say, "If Jesus is perfect and he could suffer and die at our hands for us and still forgive us then who are we not to forgive others?"
So, I spend my life understanding that life happens (to us) and (around us) and (in spite of us) and it is my job to enjoy every moment that is granted to me by God and it is my job to forgive others who hurt me because they are struggling to "get 'it' right" just like I am trying to do and they fail from time to time just like I fail.
I have the hardest time forgiving myself above all others. I am hardest on myself. I am learning to look at myself as if I was not "me." If I were a girl friend who had said, "You look terrible today," or " You are such a weak pathetic excuse for a human being," I would forgive them but I say these things to myself at times and then can't seem to forgive myself. So, looking at me in the mirror I have learned to say, "Hello, stranger. How are you today? I am .... I know you don't like yourself very much but I want you to know that God loves you completely JUST THE WAY YOU ARE and You are the way you are for a reason." "You are a Princess because you are a child of the King of Kings and you should NEVER look down upon yourself." "If you are feeling sad or mad at yourself remember your Father the King of Kings wants you to forgive yourself and try again."
Praise God...My Father In Heaven Loves ME JUST THE WAY I AM!
What a Beautiful Life he has given to me. I love living each and every day in the presence of the King of Kings! He wants us all to forgive ourselves for whatever it is that we are punishing ourselves for with food and a sedintary life that is killing us a little each day.
Please! Please! Please! Get up and Get moving! Even if it is for 5 minutes a day for the first week and increase the time as you are able but MOVE every day!
STOP Killing yourself by NOT MOVING! You are beautiful! God Loves YOU! He knows everything you have ever done in your lifetime and he can and will and does forgive you if you ask him to.
Forgive me for abusing my body daily with my food choices and portion sizes! Forgive me for neglecting my body daily by NOT exercising daily! Oh God in Heaven give me the strength and the courage to get up off my Behind and move DAILY. Help me to daily walk it you through your word the Bible and with my feet down the street or on a track or wherever I can walk daily.
God Loves you ALL...