Thursday, January 24, 2013

Walk in forgiveness

Bitterness and resentment brings you nothing but burden. Remaining offended by the words or actions of another can be quite painful and terribly distracting. Is it really in your best interest to give your time, energy and attention to keeping the pain?

Forgiveness does not mean that you allow others to take advantage of you. It simply means that you allow yourself to move positively forward, regardless of what others say or do. Yes, even if the other person doesn't deserve it. When you commit sin, God is not mad at you but, He is madly in love with you! It doesn't matter how many times you've made a mistake; it doesn't matter how many times you've blown it; God is always ready to receive you with open, loving arms.

The scripture tells us that if we don't forgive others, God cannot forgive also. Not because God don’t want to forgive you, but because your heart is close for that forgiving spirit. If forgiveness doesn't go out, forgiveness can't come in. Simply take a step of faith to embrace His love and forgiveness you deserve the opportunity to leave the pain behind. “FORGIVE”, and be free.

Sometimes those wounds are small and easy to move past…
But, other times they are deep and take time to heal. But remember that you’re not alone. During hard times God is not by your side… but, He is carrying you. He weeps when you weep and laughs when you laugh. You are His delight, and He longs to have a loving, tender relationship with you.

The important thing is that we choose to forgive so that we can open the door to God’s forgiveness in our own lives.
Forgiveness sets you free and draws you closer to God. Choose to forgive anyone that has hurt you. As you walk in forgiveness, you’ll experience His hand of blessing in ways you never thought possible and you will move forward in the abundant life He has in store for you. God bless you!