You many need to hold a forgivathon

Love without forgiveness, isn’t. One of life’s most important decisions is the choice between hate or forgiveness.

Hold your own forgivathon. Think of everyone who’s done you wrong and forgive them one-by-one, by asking God to bless each one.

It’s easy to forgive what you’ve forgotten. The important thing is to forgive what you remember. That’s true forgiveness.

We go to work when we don’t want to. We take medicine when we don’t want to. Why not forgive when we don’t want to? Forgive and be forgiven. That’s a powerful life lesson.

If you’re waiting for someone to ask you for your forgiveness, that may be a very long wait. Why delay? Forgive them today.

People who won’t forgive, give themselves gut-loads of pain, by refusing to give up the gripes and grievances that they’re carrying. If you focus on forgiving the people who have offended you, you won’t be stuck on trying to forgive yourself. Also, perhaps instead of forgiving yourself, you should humbly and sincerely ask the people you’ve hurt (and God) to forgive you.

Forgiveness isn’t the approval of wrong behavior that was done to you. It’s giving up your supposed right to be angry and/or resentful about it. People who have been truly cleansed by Christ’s forgiveness, are willing to fully forgive those who have done them wrong.

If you refuse admit what you’ve done wrong, you’ll be unaware of your need for forgiveness. (It’s not unloving to believe that some human behaviors are morally wrong.)

When people are rude, they’re publicly announcing that they are being controlled by unresolved issues bouncing around inside them. If you matter, everything you do matters. Nothing is meaningless. Your life is a serious endeavor, not to be trivialized.

The password to joy, peace, and forgiveness is Jesus. Search: The Joy Of Early Christianity book.

About Steve Simms

I like to look and think outside the box. In college I encountered Jesus Christ and I have been passionate about trying to get to know Him better ever since. My wife and I co-lead a non-traditional expression of the body of Christ in Nashville based on open participation and Spirit-led sharing. We long to see the power and passion of the first Christ-followers come to life in our time. I have written a book about our experiences called, "Beyond Church: An Invitation To Experience The Lost Word Of The Bible--Ekklesia" that is available in Kindle & paperback @ http://amzn.to/2nCr5dP
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