Are so cool to me. They’re all so different and interesting and unique and beautiful in their own right. Just the way they were raised and the experiences they’ve had makes each one who they are and different from each other. I can’t wrap my head around the fact that no two lives are the same and each one has a unique purpose and reason. The world fascinates me. But even more so, the people in it.
So my pastor’s wife today, talked about forgiveness in our sunday morning service. She was telling the congregation a story from a couple years back where someone had wronged her and she was having a very hard time forgiving them. She said in her head that she had forgiven them and she knew in her heart that she should, but everytime she saw them, she just knew she was right in being upset. One day she was praying and the Lord dropped in her heart these words: You can be right or you can be righteous, but you cannot be both. And that day, everything changed. Today however was the day that everything changed for me. Those words were exactly what I needed to hear. I have been so consumed with the fact that I am right and that other people wronged me that I have hardly had time to be the bigger person so whether I’m right or wrong, from this point forward I chose to be righteous.
Words cannot describe the overwhelming sense of joy I have felt in the last couple of days. I still don’t believe that I actually got the Wilberforce scholarship! Everything seems to just be working itself out. My relationships are so strong and healthy right now, I’m getting to know new people on deeper levels and really making some good new friends, school is as wonderful as it has ever been and I actually look forward to going, I have the greatest family in the world, work is incredible and so are my coworkers. God is providing in every area of my life completely beyond measure and continually reminding me that his love is tremendously greater than any of my concerns.