Last Wednesday my Dr in the House interview was on forgiving others. With Christmas just around the corner, we will have many of opportunities to be with friends and family. Often it’s the hurts from our friends and family that cut deeper than we ever knew possible.
THE PROBLEM: This is the best time of year to truly consider how ‘dealing’ with past hurts can keep us from being all God hopes for us. Unforgiveness can sever relationships, prevent healing and growth, cause pain and illnesses even.
THE WORD: Matthew 6:21 (where your treasure is so is your heart) Is your heart wanting to forgive or wanting to prove who is wrong, or wanting them to admit and say sorry first.
THE GIFT: You can let go…and it’s sometimes only possible by calling on God. Here are a couple tips on when it definitely time to call on God.
H=hurting, this is remaining in the aftermath of the sin. Jesus can transform ‘hurt into healed’ when we let him.
E= Emotional, fixed on how they hurt you. Basing your actions on how you FEEL verses what God asks of us and how Jesus us led us.
L=Letting go, can you let go? Or do you replay wrong a wrong act over and over in your mind, heart, and soul.
P=Prove, are you trying to prove how they are wrong
THE CHOICE: Are we going to live in the foothold of another’s sin or will we step into the transforming power of the Triune so we can move on?
FORGIVENESS IS A YOU THING!!
Faith Infused Living… Reaches Goals Higher!
Niccie Kliegl CLC, RN