Friday, March 5, 2010

a humble realization...

it's coming....

This morning in the shower as the hot water poured over my shoulders I came to a realization... if God has forgiven me of all my wrongs then what right do I have to hold on to them?

Why is that such a hard thing to do? I can’t seem to get past all of the wrongs I’ve done in my life... there isn’t an event that I can think of that I can’t somehow find something that I did, thought or said that isn’t embarrassing or simply fills me with shame... and I’m so good at dwelling on these wrongs!

So what do I do?... live all of my memories over and over ... beating myself up for falling short in any given situation... something I could have .. should have done ... better or more upstanding ... than what I actually did. Why does my mind hover over all of my wrongs?? and worse- I allow it to every single day! It’s not like I need to relive them. They are past and there is no way to re-do them. What’s done is done! period.

So from this moment on .. this very moment forward I shall not dwell on my negatives of my past... I no longer want to carry that heavy load but will look back with gratitude on memories that make up a healthy - mostly happy and positive life. With the realization that mistakes made are part of being human and with the acknowledgment that as a human being we will always be imperfect... After all isn’t that what we all are?

imperfect beings...

only made pure through the grace of Jesus!


  1. Hmmm. That's an interesting thought. I like that. In fact, that sounds like something I need to work on too!

    Gorgeous picture btw. :)

  2. thank you for the beauty in photo and words cindi

  3. Never live in the past, tomorrow is always a new day!!!!
    Great photo, the DOF is great!

  4. thanks... means a lot that you stopped by and even more that it inspired a comment! Have a wonder-filled weekend!

  5. Wow! thank you for sharing this with me. Sometimes I/we feel alone in life and someone today reminded me.. we are never alone. The past is exactly that, the past. nothing we do today can change that.. we can only hope that we learn from it and it makes us better, closer to perfect. I love you. Thank you for the refreshment and coolness of your water,even when I dont know Im thirsty.xo