Do you find it easy to forgive? Or do you hold that person deep in your heart for ever and ever? If you do forgive, are you able to truly move on? Or is it more like a see-saw type of up and down emotional roller coaster where you find yourself saying: “Well I forgive you but …”
Loving your neighbour as yourself is hard, forgiving someone who wrongs you harder still. This post is very tongue-in-cheek but it hits home and is something to think about as we continue to look ahead.
I hope to capture in a few phrases, the power of forgiveness, the absolute necessity of it and the reasons why forgiving others should be a lifestyle of the believer.
If forgiving others were not a righteous requirement for receiving God’s forgiveness – I would never forgive others.
If forgiveness others were not the soil in which I could grow in holiness and become a bit more like Jesus – I would never forgive others.
If forgiving others were not the right attitude for maintaining my sanity (mental and emotional) – I would never forgive others.
If forgiving others were not the springboard from which a life of momentum, zeal and endurance ensue – I would never forgive others.
If forgiving others were not a testimony, a declaration and a demonstration to the world of how much I’ve been forgiven – I would never forgive others.
If forgiving others didn’t…
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