There is a difference between your purpose & your destiny. A purpose can be for a certain period of time but your destiny is that God given assignment you have been called to do.
Sometimes we remained stagnant in our purpose without being able to fulfill our destiny… Why?
Because we haven’t crossed the line from our human will to His divine will and one of the reasons for that may be holding on to past hurt.
We haven’t truly been able to let go. In order to walk into your destiny you have to let go. In Hebrews 12: 15 the Bible tells us to ” Look after each other so that not one of you will fail to find God’s best blessings. Watch out that no bitterness takes root among you, for as it springs up it causes deep trouble, hurting many in their spiritual lives.” The only way to avoid this is to let go.
Now, I’ll not sit here and tell a story, this is one of the things that’s so hard for me to do. I tend to hold on to hurt not anger but the actual hurt. I don’t keep grudges or cut the person off but deep in my heart I find myself re hashing the pain the person caused me. I try to forgive, I actually do but I tend not to give second chances so I don’t know if that is true forgiveness? But today, I resolve to be better at it. We learn each day and today I learnt 4 steps towards letting go, setting the person free so I can be free to walk into my destiny….if this is you as well, join me in doing this steps
1. Talk about it & be specific: Denial or telling ourselves it doesn’t matter will do more harm than good because we leave room for the bitterness to grow
2. Give it time: Be realistic in the expectation of when you can actually let it go…You are not meant to have a good as new relationship or any relationship at all, over night with the person. But at least taking a step toward actually giving the possibility of letting it go
3. LET GO/FORGIVE/RELEASE
4. Act of mercy/grace: There has to be an act of mercy & grace towards the person. After all Joseph’s brothers did to him..at the end of the ordeal he showed mercy by still giving them silver. I’m not saying you should give the person money…LOL, all I’m saying is as we want God to show mercy towards us, we have to do the same for others
My prayer today and always, for me & u is Psalm 51:10 Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
Have a blessed week ahead?