I am convinced that a lot of people live life holding a grudge against someone who has mistreated them in the past.  In doing so, they burn unnecessary, emotional and physical energy stewing over something that can never be changed. These worriers pull yesterday’s clouds over today’s sunshine, and as a result, they do not enjoy the possibilities of a new day.

In the older years of Joseph’s life, he had an opportunity to pay his brothers back for their extreme mistreatment.  He could have dealt harshly with them and exacted his much-earned revenge, but instead, he said, “…You meant it for evil, but God meant it for good!”

If you are holding a grudge against someone today, drop it!  Do not waste another day on something you cannot change. You cannot force someone to like you, to accept you, or to include you, and there are times when you cannot change the actions or opinions of others; however, we can change our attitude and our focus.  So, instead, realize each day is a new day, and God has a special plan for your life!

Think about it, and have a blessed day!

John Mark Caton, Ph.D

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Additional scripture:

Genesis 45:5, And now, do not be distressed and do not be angry with yourselves for selling me here, because it was to save lives that God sent me ahead of you.

Genesis 50:17-19, ‘This is what you are to say to Joseph: I ask you to forgive your brothers the sins and the wrongs they committed in treating you so badly.’ Now please forgive the sins of the servants of the God of your father.” When their message came to him, Joseph wept. 18 His brothers then came and threw themselves down before him. “We are your slaves,” they said. 19 But Joseph said to them, “Don’t be afraid. Am I in the place of God?

Ephesians 4:23, to be made new in the attitude of your minds;