We live in a society that loves to make excuses, and one of our favorite phrases is “It’s not my fault.” But the truth is, if we are bitter and resentful, it’s because we are allowing ourselves to remain that way.
We’ve all had negative things happen to us. If you look hard enough, you can easily find reasons to have a chip on your shoulder. Anyone can make excuses and blame the past for their poor choices. You may have valid reasons, but if you want to live in victory, you cannot use past emotional wounds as an excuse for making poor choices today.
You have to learn to let go of the past, to let go of your excuses (even valid ones), and start thinking instead of all that you can do. Quit comparing your life to someone else’s, and quit dwelling on what could have been, should have been, or might have been. Quit asking questions such as “Why me?” or “Why that…?” or “Why this…?”
You can’t do anything about what’s already happened to you. Don’t hold on to feelings of resentment or bitterness as they will only poison your future. Let go of your hurts and pains. Forgive yourself for the mistakes made and forgive others who did you wrong.
When you are unable to forgive, you are headed for trouble. You are on a destructive path – change your course. If you want to be happy, if you want to be free, you must be willing to change the course of your life.
Describe that impossible situation in which you would like to see some course changes.