I wanted to write about this, because I had someone tell me last week that he felt he didn’t deserve to live, because of the things he’s done in his past. He was so sad about it.

He’s not alone. There are many broken people who are living and thinking this very way. There is nothing you can’t get past IF you choose to. People bring so much unnecessary pain to themselves. What you’ve done, you’ve done. It is OVER and you can’t redo it. Forgive yourselves and move on. Stop punishing yourselves for what’s done. It is behind you!

It’s always the memories of what a person has done that causes the residuals of what they’ve done to remain. You hold these things inside when there’s no benefit to do so. As you see; all it is doing is destroying you. Many have lost their faith due to the things they’ve done or have gone through.

When a person is so focused on the thoughts of what they’ve done or endured they lose the belief in the ability to change. Holding on to these things poisons the entire body (mentally, physically, and spiritually). People lose their will to move past it.

Do you not understand that this way of thinking is of your own doing? It is! No one is holding you to this way of thinking but you; the one who is going through it. You willfully engage in the thoughts triggering the memories. You willfully keep this way of thinking alive. You’ve become disengaged from reality, because you’re engulfed with those thoughts that you’ve allowed to control your life. You’ve done it for so long, it is what you now believe and because of it you’ve allowed yourself to be prisoner.

No one on earth has to live with this type of untruth; this type of turmoil. You MUST forgive those who’ve done you wrong and you MUST forgive yourself for all the things you’ve done to yourselves and to others. Today/right now is the time to let it all go. No matter what you’ve done or what you’ve gone through you can be free from the chains that you’ve allowed to bind you up for all of these years. Those chains are the thoughts that are still fresh in your mind. The thoughts that you won’t allow to fade. You keep feeding the memories and it’s why they continue to flourish.

Those thoughts do nothing but plant, cultivate, and grow those seeds of hurt. From those seeds grows many ugly things (all types of addictions, anger, hatred, suicide, homicide, thoughts of unworthiness, bitterness, and many other things). These things causes all of the feelings that comes along with those negative seeds, which leads to all of the negative behaviors.

Millions are walking around broken, because they can’t let go of  things that have them held in captivity (in their minds). They are completely broken. You DON’T have to live this way another day. Forgive, forgive, forgive and then let it go so you can move on. When negative thoughts come up; stand against them. Speak up, tell the thoughts to go away, because you’re aware of the trouble they’ve caused you for years and you won’t stand for it another day. Take charge and take control. The Bible says resist the devil and he will flee. It’s true!!! If you continue to entertain him; the longer he sticks around and the stronger he becomes. The stronger he becomes in your life the weaker you become. You no longer have the will to fight, you settle with the way things are when change is possible and right around the corner.

I know many of you will say it’s easier said than done. This may be true, however, the more you say it’s easier said than done, the harder it will be. It’s as easy OR as hard as you choose to make it. What I promise is the more you speak positive thoughts when the negative one comes; the negative ones will lessen. The way you get past it is by NOT entertaining those negative thoughts. You must release them and move on. Keep telling yourself it’s over, no matter what it is, it’s over. Then you will begin to believe it. Watch how things will change!!

It’s your decision. I pray you forgive and let it go so you can move on. Stop giving in to it and start fighting to get your life back!! No matter what, life is worth living and it’s worth living in peace!!