Stop Holding Yourself Hostage~ Forgive and Set Yourself Free
It's my pleasure to have LaTersa Blakley, Brokenness Coach, to be my Guest Blogger today! She has a new book bein' released in August. You'll find out all 'bout it right now! Thank ya' LaTersa for your inspiration to all us women!
Did you think you will past through this life without making mistakes? I surely hope you were not thinking this. See, God never promised you that this life would be perfect, but he did promise that he would not put no more on you than you can bear. A lot of us have a hard time letting go and forgetting all the mistakes that we have made and those who have hurt us. We replay those same old songs in our head day after day, night after night, month after month, and year after year. Well, today, I want to share with you four ways you can start today with forgiving yourself and others and stepping into your greatness!
Let It Go.
I know you are probably saying it is easier said than done. But, you have a choice all the time in any situation, but you have to decide. Do you want to continue living in the past and re-playing everything that’s gone wrong in your life, or you can choose to move forward and let it go. Now, I’m assuming you would choose the latter. I can guarantee you, it will make you feel a whole lot better, when you began to release that weight off your shoulders.
Stop being bitter.
For years, I walked around bitter as a sour puss. I felt that I had to hold on to all that pain and hurt to protect myself. I relived all the nasty things that had happened to me and I didn’t see any other way out, but the current state of mind that I was in. I know some of you are experiencing some of the same things and you feel like there’s no hope and that no one loves you, well, I want you to began today to start finding something to smile about instead of being bitter and nasty.
Yes, that means, that you should start to walk in love and to show love to those who have hurt you. Now, this does not mean that you have to be best friends with the people who have wronged you, but it’s simply saying that you release all of the resentment and bitterness towards that person. It also means that you start to show yourself love and to forgive yourself for making any bad choices.
When you know better, you do better.
See, in this life, we all make mistakes, and we all fall down. But, instead of choosing to stay down, at some point, you should get back up. When you make a mistake, learn the lessons from it and try to better the next time. It is true that when you learn better, you become wiser enough to do better. Don’t be so hard on yourself, you can only do what you know, so learn something new!
I truly hope these few tips will help you begin your journey of self forgiveness……
LaTersa is an author and mom entrepreneur. Her new book, From Brokenness to Greatness will be released in August 10, 2012. LaTersa writes about her journal to discovering herself and hopes to inspire others to live beyond their past and step into their greatness. LaTersa is the founder of Moms Wearing Multiple Hats, a place that shares business tips and inspiration with mom entrepreneurs and helps them balance motherhood and work. She created the site after receiving many emails and comments about how her inspiration and upbeat attitude has inspired them to become better women, moms and mom entrepreneurs. Moms Wearing Multiple Hats helps women have a more balanced, healthier, smarter and wealthier lives. She owns and operates
http://www.latersablakely.comwhere she coaches and inspires women to go from brokenness to greatness so that they can live a happier and fulfilled life.