Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, Philippians 3:13
Have you ever caught yourself going around the same mountain or digging the same hole? Translated, you mess up somehow usually with misspoken or misunderstood words and continue digging your 'hole' deeper to try to make up for the error of your ways. Now is the time to put down that 'shovel' and forget it.
What next after that 'shovel' is stowed away? First leave it put away. Drop it and move on! Easier said than done but not impossible to do. Take it from a master 'hole digger', God wants you to have peace but it is the enemy Satan who wants you to keep digging, keep agitating, and keep messing up relationships.
Stop now and decide you will stop doing the same old, same old and purpose in 2017 things will finally be different. If you messed up, forgive yourself, drop the matter, and don't repeat it. 2017 can be your best year!
PRAYER: Give me the strength to step away and stop doing the same dumb things over and over. I choose to shine for you and learn from my messes. In Jesus' name. Amen.
This should have been released 27 Dec 16