Forgiveness. Why do I struggle so much with this basic concept? God calls us to forgive others and the Bible talks about this time after time. It is, quite simply, one of the most important concepts needing to be mastered if you plan to move forward into happiness and fulfillment. But yet, I continue to think about people that have wronged me and situations that should have been different. And the vicious cycle continues.
I am getting better though as I consciously think about how these thought patterns are affecting me. I still have a couple people I need to meet in person to put things in the past and several more that, while I won’t be able to meet in person, I need to put in the rear view mirror. I read a great passage today called “I rest in God” in a course that I study that offers sound guidance.
“We ask for rest today, and quietness unshaken by the world’s appearances. We ask for peace and stillness, in the midst of all the turmoil born of clashing dreams. We ask for safety and for happiness, although we seem to look on danger and on sorrow. And we have the thought that will answer our asking with what we request.”
“I rest in God.”
This thought, or prayer, has the ability to calm your mind as you mediate and tune out the distractions the enemy is confronting you with. As I drove to work this morning I concentrated on my breathing and taking in the quiet, peace and stillness. This thought has the power to help you focus on what God wants for your life which is happiness and fulfillment.