A few weeks ago, I was driving through a VERY NICE area near Palm Beach, Florida, when I saw a guy and a gal digging through the TRASH.
The man had his head WAY down in the can and was pulling out GARBAGE.
Here was a nice-looking couple, in the middle of an affluent neighborhood, EATING out of a trash can!!!
MAN! What tripped that trigger? How did they ever get to that point?
I’m convinced, that what happens in our INNER life will eventually affect what happens in our OUTER life.
It’s In The Can
Picture one of those SHINY metal (Oscar the Grouch) trash cans. The container is US, the temple of the Holy Spirit.
We’re bright and NEW. At least, that’s the way we start out in life. EVERYONE is our friend!
Then we go to kindergarten, and some kid STEALS our crayons!
At recess, the “cool” kids play Red Rover, Red Rover….and they DON’T send Nicole over. (You talk about hurting your self esteem!)
Hold Your Nose
All through life, we go from one HEARTBREAK and BETRAYAL to the next.
But, if we never get rid of the OLD rejection and pain that piles up in our can, then our life feels ROTTEN and begins to STINK!
You probably know someone like that, who’s been HOLDING ON to every past hurt.
It’s like, “Whew! You smell FUNKY today! WHOA! Who did you wrong?”
Leave It On The Curb
Stop DIGGING around in the NASTY past!
“Get rid of all bitterness, rage, anger, harsh words, and slander, as well as all types of evil behavior.” Ephesians 4:31 (NLT)
It’s God’s will for us to have PEACE.
FORGIVE, and let it go. Take out the trash and get on with your life!