"When you hold resentment toward another, you are bound to that person or condition by an emotional link that is stronger than steel. Forgiveness is the only way to dissolve that link and get free."
- Katherine Ponder
When I read this quote above today, it reinforced within me that I don't want to hold resentment of another... I don't want to wonder why things are good for them and not for me? I don't want to question why some people seem to escape trials while others are inundated with them. The precise reason that I don't hold the resentment for others is that I want my freedom.
I don't want to have those chains holding me back, so that I cannot move on. It always makes me think when people I know don't let go of resentment... I see it as so sad, it holds back good people from becoming what they were meant to become.
When I was 15 years old and I wanted to be free from Ruth (my abusive ex step mother)... all I did was pray that I would be free of living with her, free of her control... I wished her no harm, I never questioned why she didn't seem to pay... My prayer was answered, I was free not to live with her... it was not for me to wonder why or when she would pay. I think no ill thoughts of her or anyone that was less then kind to me.
I never want resentment to stunt my growth and hold me back... just as I felt when I was 15 is how I feel today... Let things go, don't be revengeful... it will never bring peace or freedom.
I cherish my past, I accept my present and I dream for my future ♥