A true sign of maturity is when you recognize the hurt, accept your situation, forgive and love despite the flaws without expecting something in return.
Have you ever felt so alive the other day, meditating on Scripture, declaring God’s Word, soaking in his presence with exceeding joy? Have you embraced prayers that just got answered last year, then reality hits you and you’re striving to be in the position you’re in?
Very certain that you’re not alone.
There is indeed a time for laughter, for tears, for sowing and for reaping. People can’t seem to get used to it, and always want things to go their way, always want something different, always want to be happy and not feel any pain, but that’s all fantasy here on earth.
For women, it’s perfectly normal to feel a lot of emotions in a day, but you certainly can’t let emotions control you. You control your emotions. Therefore, you can control your hormones, but you need to be strong enough. It will take a lot of physical, mental, psychological and spiritual power to overcome.
Yes, there will be bad days, a lot of it when you’re fighting to be better, better at managing your health, managing your finances, managing your emotions, managing your relationships and your thoughts.
Those who are dear to us might actually be the ones we have to wrestle with everyday. We may have contradicting ideas, and we end up in a clash and in worse cases, hurt each other. We can choose to communicate to arrive at a resolution, but in some cases, things just don’t work the way we want them to and it’s hard to accept, but as Christ’s followers, we know that recognizing we’re hurt is the first step to admitting what we really are—flesh; we’re humans! We’re not bulletproof of the negativity we accumulate from the world, there will be times when our strength reaches its limit, our love tanks begin to empty and it can’t function well as it used to.
Once we’ve done this, it’s time to accept our situation. Accept that you’ve failed, accept that he’s like that, accept that you’re tired. Accept that it’s hard. accept that you’re losing money. We can’t keep on thinking positive things when the facts of life tell us, we need to move or else. We need to make tough decisions, even ones we don’t like, but God is pleased with them, but remember, God will never be pleased in something sinful and contrary to His Word. It’s not part of His plan to hurt you, pain exists because of the world’s sinful nature. God does not control people too, we have our own decisions, for some they choose to do what’s right, others want shortcuts, but For those who have the Spirit of God within them, they will distinguish wrong from right.
Our circumstances are not God-made, they’re man-made, but it’s in those trying times, God intervenes. God shows His glory. That in His graciousness, righteousness, justice, peace and love, we can overcome, we can forgive. Surely, forgiveness is the key to our own healing. It might be someone you don’t get to see anymore, might be someone you meet everyday, might be that we need to forgive ourselves, whoever it is or no matter how it turned out, know that God forgave us, and we ought to forgive in sincerity those that hurt us. Again and again and again and again…forgiveness once or twice or a billion times does not guarantee they’ll do it again, but as said, it’s for ourselves, so the next time, we’re offended, our minds have been transformed and our heart has set to love no matter what.
Leaving you with these verses.
Romans 5:6-8 New Living Translation (NLT)
6 When we were utterly helpless, Christ came at just the right time and died for us sinners. 7 Now, most people would not be willing to die for an upright person, though someone might perhaps be willing to die for a person who is especially good. 8 But God showed his great love for us by sending Christ to die for us while we were still sinners.
Ephesians 4:32 New Living Translation (NLT)
32 Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.
1 Peter 4:8 New Living Translation (NLT)
8 Most important of all, continue to show deep love for each other, for love covers a multitude of sins.