It seems at times because of past hurts and scares we would rather invite people into our cloud of misery then to walk in the healing power of forgiveness remembering the good that God has in store for our lives. Wherefore seeing we also are compassed about with so great cloud of witnesses, let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us, (Heb 12:1); This is…

Lay it aside

by Edward LIMITLESS Taylor III

Why do we hide behind the shadows of masked faces, invisible cases of hidden hurts;

Insecure wounds placed under garments of deflecting phrases…

…& so we play the game.

The game of strike first & show no mercy nor pity, cut them deep to the core of their soul;

Upon their memories of sunshine heap clouds of coal blotting out all remnants of hope, leaving their mind bound to the blood thirsty razor which dwells between teeth.

You see these are its rules of engagement, these are the battle plans of a shattered heart.

It builds great walls to cowardly hide behind; Exacting ballistically guided revenge doused in savage pride.

Like venom it spreads, the bitter language, paralyzing the spirits of those who entreat the company of a scarred psyche bent on self – inflation, reaping the benefits of relation mutilation.

How can such a one, any-one soul be saved from its plummet into this bitter abyss of bitterness?!

With love this battle can be averted, with the balm of kindness we can mend the hurts of history, & with gracious words of wisdom we can redeem the mind definitively removing the mask of shame.

Only then will you see your true self; but first YOU must free your mind…

YOU must forgive yourself laying it all aside….