To sin is to claim separation from God. To hold grievances, or to refuse to forgive, is purposefully separate from truth. God is Love and therefore God cannot hold grievances. We are created in His image and we therefore cannot remain in truth if we choose to judge others.
There have been so many times in life that it seems easy to judge others. I have looked at people and thought about what was "wrong" with them or have looked down on them. In seeking out flaws, I was seeking out validation for the illusions of this world. I was seeking out ways to justify that the lie was real. It isn't. In fact, when I look at others and I see their potential, I see truth. When I look at people and seek out what is good about them, I live in love and in truth. This isn't easy for me at times. I would imaging that it isn't easy for you either. After all, our ego works hard to compare us to others and to compare them to us. It tells us that we are to be better in order to be loved. The ego tells us that when another person does wrong, we have to judge them. The great illusion is that we are supposed to be angry.
After all, anger is the fastest way to eliminate love. It is the fastest way to rid us of truth and trap us in the illusion. We are told in Ephesians 4:26 that is okay to be angry but not to let the sun go down on our anger. I believe that we are being told that to have fire in our spirit is alright, but to allow it to extinguish the light of the Spirit, to allow darkness to take control as a result of the anger, that is when we choose separation. Sin is separation. Becoming passionate about something is not bad at all, as long as we remember the truth of the miracle.
Nothing that is real can be threatened.
Nothing that is unreal has ever really existed.
Herein lies the peace of God.
Perfect love keeps no record of wrongs. It holds no grudges. Perfect love does, however, have the ability to be passionately focused. Just keep your focus on love and not on fear. Fear leads to anger, which leads to the extinguishing of light and the pathway to separation from the Spirit.
Today, I choose love and I choose to hold no grievances!
To Your Success,
Jody N Holland
Lover... Not a fighter
Jody is a writer, motivational speaker, consultant, and entrepreneur. He has been the keynote speaker at over 250 events around the world. Jody speaks more than 150 times per year at different programs, and he has given more than 10,000 speeches during his career.