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Recently, I've come across someone who is dealing with a great deal of suppressed anger and bitterness. And unfortunately, the damage is not being done to the person that they think offended them, but instead, it's beginning to manifest physically in their appearance. They are appearing hardened, stony, and oddly unattractive. And I don't think they even realize it.
Do you know people like that? Where instaneously, you can sense they have a chip on their shoulder, they are angry at the world, or have spent a lifetime supressing anger, just below the surface of their skin...
Well, I wanted to these folks...Er...us, that our spirits are saying more than our mouths ever could. There are those people that light up a room, and then there are those that drain all the electritcity and energy from a room.
I believe that each of us is meant to light up a room, in a unique way. But clutter (Anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, etc.) only help to dim the beauty and brightness of our God given light.
Once again, I challenge us to love more intensely this year. Love big and Love brightly. We will all take notice when it's truly sincere and authentic.
"This little light of mine, I'm gonna let it shine."