Today is National Get Over It Day. So, it’s exactly how it sounds–you need to get over something, or maybe you like “Let it Go” better? Letting something go means that if there is something bothering you, especially something that happened a while ago, or something that you have no control over… you need to get over it, and move on. It may be a name someone called you last year, it may be when your mom changed her mind and didn’t let you watch a movie, or maybe you dropped your juice this morning and it got all over you. Let it go.
One thing we all need to do is let go of keeping track of when people wrong us. We all do it, most of the time without thinking about it. If your friend treated you badly, understand that nobody is perfect, forgive them, and make things right. You can either go through life holding on to all the negative stuff, or you can try and put positive stuff into the world.
And what does the Bible tell us? To forgive of course. And it also reminds us to look at our own actions too before we think poorly of someone else. When Jesus tells this to people, He is reminding them that we may criticize someone for something that we do ourselves.
3 “Why do you notice the small piece of dust that is in your friend’s eye, but you don’t notice the big piece of wood that is in your own? 4 Why do you say to your friend, ‘Let me take that piece of dust out of your eye’? Look at yourself first! You still have that big piece of wood in your own eye. 5 You are a hypocrite! First, take the wood out of your own eye. Then you will see clearly to get the dust out of your friend’s eye.
Matthew 7:3-5 (ERV)
Dear Father, Forgive me for not forgiving people and holding onto things too long. Help me to let things go. Help me to see myself more clearly and notice when I am making the same mistakes. Amen.