Repent, according to Merriam – Websters definition, is “to change one’s mind.”
So friend, you only have two options available if you want to feel more whole, united, and an ever increasing sense of personal integrity. You can rationalize your behavior to better align it with your deeply held beliefs or you can repent – change your mind – and decide to deeply change your behaviors that are out of alignment with your beliefs. Repent is not a four letter word. Stop acting like you’re whole when you’re not. The best among us understand that ever increasing integrity is the beginning and the end of excellence – the alpha and omega, if you will. Repent. Repair. Restore. Renew. Who knew this kinda rebirth would change us from the inside out? Who knew?
God, help me move from hole to whole. Same sound – one “w” of a the difference and a world of difference it is. What hole or holes are you turning away from? What blemish or blemishes are you still covering up? What speck in anothers eye is crystal clear but you cannot see the plank in your own? Repent. Change your mind. And, friend, remember this sad and sobering fact – most sabotage in any system is self sabotage. We mostly Benedict Arnold ourselves not our community, country, or company. Repent before you really blow your mind and body up in some sort of self sabotage that makes no sense.
So, another way to look at this whole repent thing is as an anti-sabotage safeguard. Repent before you blow open another even bigger hole. Come clean. Get whatever you’re hiding out in the open. Get it out of you. Clear your mind. Empty your craw. Repent, repair, restore, and renew. Good.
Live hard. Love harder (Thanks, Teeks)…