Start Each Day Afresh
“In your anger do not sin”. Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry. (Ephesians 4:26)
Scripture instructs us to put on a fresh new attitude every morning, especially in our family relationships. Don’t let little things build up. Don’t harbor unforgiveness and resentment. Don’t allow bad attitudes to develop, even those that may seem insignificant to you, because over time that bitter attitude will build and end up causing you major problems. You’ve got to do your best your own heart free and clean, or eventually anger and bitterness will show up and affect your relationships.
Each morning, forgive the people who have hurt you. Every morning, let go of your disappointments and setbacks. Each new morning, receive God’s mercy and forgiveness for the mistakes you’ve made, and forgive others for the hurts they have inflicted on you. Today focus on your possibilities; focus on what you can change rather than what you cannot change.
What’s done is done, and you need to live accordingly. If you lost your temper yesterday, quit dwelling on it. You cannot undo that, so ask for forgiveness and then do better today. Was your boss rude to you? Let it go. Don’t go to work tomorrow with a chip on your shoulder. It’s a new day. You didn’t get your promotion? Okay, God must have something better in store for you.
Be responsible for your words or actions. If you have done wrong, offended someone, or hurt somebody, you should seek that person’s forgiveness. But if you’re trying to fix something that you know there’s no way to fix, and you’ve done everything you can do, you must simply leave that up to God. Receive His mercy and go out to live your best life now.