Forgiveness.. Yeah i JUST went there!

Posted: January 21, 2010 in Forgiven, overcoming, thoughts

Offenses.

They happen quite often in our lives. It could be something stupid or something that’s really painful to hear. Be honest, you get offended a LOT in everyday life, correct? IF you said no, then you my blog reader are a liar. Harsh? Yes, but it’s the truth.

We have 2 choices to choose from when these inevitable offenses come our way. We can either go on living with that sour feeling inside us, or we could choose to forgive them. Which one sounds like the healthier solution?

I’ll be the first to say it, forgiveness is a REAL struggle for me. I know that I know I MUST do it, but that doesn’t make it easier of a task. Yes I am once again pulling the “Jesus Card” on you guys.

Heck if it were up to me, all the mean degrading things people ever said to me wouldn’t be forgiven, but that choice isn’t really an option now is it? Nope. Didn’t think so. Sorry to let those of you who thought it were down. MY BAD!

Mark 11:25
And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.

I don’t know about you but the above scripture is one of those “oh holy crap” verses. You want to go to Heaven correct? What christian says “you know what, I’m not all too sure I want to enter the Kingdom of God when I pass on from this life, I’ll pass on that.” We all want to get to Heaven when our time is done. The above verse is such an eye opener for all of us. Can you imagine when you get Heaven and God tells you He won’t forgive you of a sin all because your pride and ego got in the way of your step in forgiving someone in your life who offended you? Intimidating stuff.

So yeah, I guess I’m sort of “preaching” on forgiveness tonight. Don’t really know why, just felt led to talk about it. Place your pride to the side (oh that rhymed, me likey) and practice a cool trend all the cool christians are doing called FORGIVENESS.

Offenses are so small in our life. God forgave us of SIN, yet we struggle to forgive those who hurt our pride or our feelings. In a way isn’t NOT forgiving someone a hypocritical act?

Just food for thought. Take it or leave it

😀

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