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A Little Drop of Life

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Where I once sang the song of bitterness
I now sing the song of contentedness

I have learned to listen more and try to understand people rather than have my opinion made out about them.  I give people a chance and realize that we all come from different backgrounds with different thought processes and beliefs.  It is okay that they are not anything like me.  I am not out to change anyone, but used to try to.  I forgot that was not my duty in life. I was meant to love and serve.

I weighed down my heart with things of the past.  I’d try to figure out the whys and hows of what went down in my relationships with others.  I’d talk things out to myself trying to make things go back to how they were, as if that would change anything.  Now I have learned that every experience is for building me into a better person even if they are rough on my emotions.

Letting go of my actual physical possessions has helped me to learn to let go of the clutter I kept in my mind.  It was destroying me.  Why did I think I gave all of that to God when I hadn’t?  I have learned to reconcile with others without having high expectations for mutual agreement.

Over the year I have contacted many people I have either hurt or been hurt by as a form of becoming freed or binging freedom.  The results vary, but I have let go of the hold my pains of old had on me.  I am not out to have things back to how they were any longer.  I have faced my past and am moving forward with a big smile on my face instead of a frown.

I am at peace.
I am happy.
Jesus has led me to be the best part of me.

“The Lord is my helper;
I will not fear;
what can man do to me?”
-Hebrews 13:6

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