As women celebrated International Women’s Day Diana Marua decided to celebrate it by forgiving herself of past mistakes,self pity and guilt.
Funny as it may sound sometimes we focus so much on forgiving others that we forget to forgive ourselves.
Taking to Instagram to celebrate herself Diana wrote
“To the girl I was then I Forgive You!We so easily forgive others or ask others for forgiveness, but we forget to forgive ourselves.
Instead, we hold on to the guilt and shame allowing those moments to playback until they fester into insecurities or maybe perhaps it’s just my story.
Well let me speak for myself I have made awful decisions and some took me years to come to terms with. I allowed those decisions to tell me who I was, defining my self worth.
In doing so I lowered my standards and accepted anything which created insecurities that were never mine to possess.”
Diana goes on to pen about how she sat down and reflected on where her life was going before realizing that she needed to forgive herself.
“As time passed, I began to grow through life. I thought because I had accepted everything for what it was, that I had healed. Until one night God got me ALL the way together.
As I was having my own quiet time I began to reflect on my life the far I’ve come and all the things I’ve gone through.
As I was reflecting through I began to breakdown and cry…. more like screamed I even got breathless.
No one could hear me but God then in that Still voice,I heard LET IT GO! The disappointments and the guilt.”
“I had prayed and asked God for forgiveness plenty of times in the past, but God was telling me I didn’t Truly believe I was Forgiven.
I had not forgiven myself I started to meditate on all of my recent blessings and I came to the realization that if God, the creator of all things can forgive me, surely, the least I can do is to also forgive myself.
So I did, I let go and I didn’t look back, Ever! God had to get me by myself so I could deal with myself.
Sometimes, old things just can’t go where you’re going. If your story is somewhat like mine, I’m here to tell you, Forgive the old you so you can walk Boldly into the woman God created you to be. #HappyInternationalWomensDay Queen! 💓”