Sunday, December 06, 2009

A Door closes, Another is Open

Life is crazy, strange and at time complicated but always interesting. It is easy to become complacent and not look ahead. The crazy thing about life is that we really can't see ahead, we can plan ahead but see ahead, that is only for God to do. The strange thing about life is that even though we plan ahead, plans don't always work out, only God's plan for our life can work out. The complicated thing about life is when we try to look and plan ahead; we don't do a good job at it when we leave God out of the equation. Now for the interesting part of life, when one door is closed; God opens another. Today I will admit that I have lived and survived some of the craziest, strangest and most complicated days of my life. The interesting part of it all, is that without God in my life, I would not have survived.

God created us in His image, so if God is love then that's what he created us to be and do. God created us to love and to be loved. There are times when the door of love is shut right in our face. Also there are times when we close the door of love ourselves. Pain, disappointments, infidelity being the worst of them all can cause us to stop loving an individual. Greatest thing about God is that no matter what we have done, His love endures forever. As humans we have trouble enough forgiving people for the little things that they transgress against us, not to mention the big ones. Funny the word of God tells us that in order for God to forgive us we first have to forgive those who have done us wrong. God didn't say that this would be easy, He didn't say we had a choice either; if forgiveness is what we seek.

But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Mark 11:26 KJV

I have personally found that forgiving is not so that the person who did us wrong will feel better, its so we feel relieved and at peace with our self. Bitterness eats away at our bones, our soul and our ability to love is hindered. The person who has done us wrong, unless they get their life straight with God has to live with their sin. They have to carry the load and the baggage they have picked up, why should we carry that with us also. Forgiveness helps us to move forward, to close a door, a chapter in our life better left behind. God has a way of opening new doors, new doors we would not even have imagined, when we learn to forgive.

Forgiveness is sweet and never bitter
Always serve whole and never in half
Must be true and to one self not lie
Also be first and not with compromise
Should be given and ask nothing in return
With love and hold no hatred or grudge

Tbone out..Jah Bless