Friday, May 27, 2011

Something Old And Something New

With spring time coming soon and when winter time is almost over, I know there will be a lot of people cleaning their homes (Down south we call it spring cleaning), weeding out the flower beds, fertilizing the lawns and cleaning out the closets. Things of last year will either be put away in storage or be given away. As I think about my childhood, I often reflect on how my mother waited on this time of the year to do her spring cleaning and to get rid of the old clothes, unused or old things, that each of the family members had no use for. Also my father would go to the garage, clean out the storage shed and put what ever he couldn't use in to the trash. He would say to me," Son this is a New Year, spring time, things of the past are no more and its time for new beginnings". He would smile and say, This is a time where you forget about your past failures, mistakes or sins and start a new life or have new beginnings. Instead learn from them and allow your mistakes to help you grow in to the man you will be in the future.In other words my son, now that you know better, you should do better. Do your best not to repeat or make the same mistakes this time around.

 After he told me this I asked my father a question that made him laugh. I asked him did he or my mother ever make mistakes? He laughed so hard that I thought he was going to have a heart attack(Just kidding. smile). Then he smiled and said , "Son more than you know". He went on to say, that all men or women make mistakes and none are perfect. But there is a time in every man or woman's life when there will be a need to replace something that's old, with something that's new. The only thing that can not ever be replaced is God. What my father meant by these last few statements, is that all men or women have to learn when to let go of things of the past and move on. Many of us still hold grudges and refuse to let go of the anger or hate we feel for someone who has wronged us. Some may want to retaliate or get back at the ones who have hurt them. So they store up their hate, then pile them on top of their burdens, troubles or pain. They keep these feelings deep inside, without realizing that those very same feelings or thoughts, are the ones that keep them from being blessed or happy . That is why it is so important to forgive, then let God handle your burdens or pains. Replace those old feeling with something new, like the joy of Jesus!Then try living again and being happy! Let Gods light shine brightly in you. If you happen to be reading this, take time to think about you own life and ask yourself these questions. What would happen if I release all of my troubles, heartaches and pain? What kind of life would I have if it were stress free? What would my life be like if I let go of the things in my past and moved forward? I have an easy answer for those questions, if you trusted God more and put your burdens in his hands, then you would be free. You would be able to smile like a true christen, that has been blessed. All of your dream, desires would come to a real reality. Because when you release your burdens and trust God., your praises would go up and your blessings will come down. Then my friend or friends, you would have gotten rid of something old then replaced it with something new. Something Old And Something New!
May God bless you always,
Daniel 2:23 I thank you, and praise you, O you God of my fathers, who have given me wisdom and might, and have made known to me now what we desired of you: for you have now made known to us the king's matter
Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous fall.

1 comment:

  1. Many people's problem is they don't know when to let go. They just stay in a situation and they are only making it worse for themselves. Many do not put God first. Try Him and you will be a better person.