Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you: so also do ye. Colossians 3:13
Good morning! I am still not sure if anyone is reading this or not, but I continue. Yes, still early in the process, so people may find their ways to the blog. I truly hope that He uses me through this blog to help someone else. However, as I said at first, I find that Christ is helping me better understand His word, and His way, for me as I write.
All that being said, this morning I feel burdened, convicted, to forgive others. I have been fighting against it. I have “kinda tried” but still hold on to the perceived slights. I, as all others, have had those that have done us wrong in some manner. Maybe your sibling took the last cookie, maybe someone in school bullied us, perhaps someone did something that physically didn’t harm, but emotionally crushed you. Well, as I think about all my circumstances, all the things that have, and are happening in my life I realize that perhaps they did wrong me in some manner. Yes, I have been the victim, I have had things done that were physically or emotionally hurtful. I doubt anyone alive has not at one time or another been in that circumstance. Sadly, I have wronged others myself and if I were honest with myself, I have hurt probably been the offender towards others more than they hurt me. I am human, I fail, I get selfish, self-centered and want the world to revolve around me. I think that most, to one degree or another, have that same feeling. I am praying for the Lord’s help in making me better able to forgive, unconditionally, as He did me.
Judge not ,and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive: and ye shall be forgiven. Luke 6:37
The Lord laid it on my heart that some of the current hurt I am fighting with this morning could be much easier. I just need to stop trying to place blame on others and forgive. He forgave me, without judgement, without the need to chastise me first. So, I pray to Him that He help me get better at forgiving, to remind me that I have far too many faults to be permitted to judge others.
To those who have wronged me I hope all know that I have forgiven you, I have placed my hurts by your actions at Christ’s feet. I bear you no ill will and have nothing but love for you. To those of you that I have wronged, I send my most sincere apologies and request that you do as He has said and forgive me.
Thanks again for bearing with me. I suspect this won’t be the last post about forgiveness. I am in need of that for my transgressions but more so, I am in need of His help in forgiving others.
I pray He show Himself in my life today. That my words and actions are a reflection of Christ’s mighty power and love. I ask that God continue to work with me as I struggle through today’s activities. I especially pray that the Lord constantly remind me of how He forgave me, and to forgive as He did.