Forgiveness Thursday – Amazing Grace

bearing graciously with one another, and willingly forgiving each other if one has a cause for complaint against another; just as the Lord has forgiven you, so should you forgive.
‭‭COLOSSIANS‬ ‭3:13‬ ‭AMP‬‬

It’s Forgiveness Thursday.  Do you ever think “how could so much go wrong in such a short period of time?”  Have you ever wondered why people seem to be challenging you or why everyone just can’t get along?  Do you ever question yourself about why you have said something or done something that was obviously wrong?   Have you ever wished you could go back in time and redo a few moments, because maybe it would’ve made a difference?

By this time in the week I have done many things that require forgiveness.  One of my professors told me that if you have done someone wrong or if someone has done you wrong, stop everything you are doing and ask for forgiveness.  He said that if he’s driving down the road, he pulls over and takes care of whatever it is at that very moment.  At first I thought that was a little humorous.  I mean, if you are driving to work and you’re running late, are you going to pull over for five minutes and get right with God?  Trust me when I say that your boss and coworkers will thankful if you do.  It’s true.  When I’m harboring ill feelings, anger, anxiety or resentment, driving is the last thing I need to do, and if I don’t get right with God, everyone pays, because things just seem to keep going downhill from there.

On a deeper level, keeping our hearts free of these types of emotions keeps us in the anointing of the Holy Spirit.  I know when I’m not in the right place, because I don’t see signs in my life of his presence.  So, I’m constantly thinking about what I’m doing.  That doesn’t mean that I don’t say and do things that are wrong.  It happens all the time.

Jesus taught forgiveness.  When I think of all the things I’ve done in my life and how I am forgiven, I don’t have any problem forgiving others.  Grace is truly amazing!

Today, stop what you are doing and forgive yourself and others, as your Heavenly Father has forgiven you.  Then, let it go.  Have a wonderful day and God bless you!

 

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