God doesn’t call you by your shame, but by your Name- BELOVED ♥
Shame as the Modern dictionary defines is, “a painful feeling arising from the consciousness of something dishonorable, improper, etc., done by oneself or another.”
You may be hurt somewhere in the past and you may still feel the pain and the shame. You are a victim. You suffered. But it’s unfair to you to keep on carrying the shame and the pain any more. You need to stop the pain so that you can move on your life. The healing process must starts from you. You cannot change the past, but you can change your present and future. You need to learn how to forgive yourself and those who hurt you. To forgive is to let go of pain, resentment and regret from our past experience. “When you forgive you set a prisoner free. And then you discover that the prisoner was you.”
Don’t be a victim of your past. To be a victim is to hold onto hurt. It will eat up your soul. It doesn’t matter what you do, or how hard you try — you are never going to have a better past. But you have a choice to have a better present and future. You have to start closing the door to the past and start to move on. A fresh start and a new beginning are the results of forgiveness.
As Dr. Martin Luther King similarly said that “… Forgiveness is a catalyst creating the atmosphere necessary for a fresh start and a new beginning…”
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To a fresh start and a new beginning…Peach Asoebi Inspiration