Growing up I always heard these words, “be careful what you wish for…you just might get it.” There are times that we have all been hopping mad. Someone has done something to us, or we blame them for our lot in life and there is only one word that comes to mind, REVENGE. We have made up our minds that we are going to get them back for what they have done. No matter what the cost, no matter how much time it takes, no matter what we have to do, we will exact our revenge. So we begin to fantasize about what we are going to do, how we are going to do it, and how great it is going to feel when we strike back. The problem is it never quite works out the way we think it will.
The truth of the matter is revenge never works for the person seeking revenge. When we set our minds on exacting revenge we actually do more harm to ourselves than we will ever do to our target. Every minute we take building the plan of revenge is a minute that we are not living our lives. Every time we rehearse the blame that we have attributed to the offender so we can stay angry at them we ensure that we will not move forward from the point of our pain. The very planning of the trap for them is actually the trap that keeps us locked in the past, stuck in the pain, and unable to heal and move forward. What we are building to hurt them is not hurting them, it is killing us.
Today, let it go. All of us have people who have wronged us in the past. There are hurts that we wish we had not experienced and wish we could forget. While we think revenge will make us feel better it really will not. Making another person feel pain will never make you feel better. All it will do is make you lose time planning, plotting and leave you stuck in your pain longer than you need to be there. The best thing you can do is let it go. Letting your anger towards them go does not make you weak, or let them off the hook it frees you to live and move forward in life. Don’t look for revenge it will only hurt you. Let it go and take your freedom.
Let Go…Your Freedom is Waiting on you!
Pastor Derrick Phillips
Father, I pray today that you will give every reader the power today to let go of the things that are literally impeding their progress and their potential. Help each and every one of us to forgive and let go. I praise for the many people that will be blessed, healed, inspired, and empowered to walk into their greatest days ahead! In Jesus’ Name. Amen!