When I Don’t Want to Forgive

It’s tough. It’s hard. Or, it can be smooth and easy as 1-2-3. The choice is ours.

To forgive another. 

A forgiven sinner forgives others, right mom? A struggle, yet it’s what God calls those who have received and accepted Christ’s forgiveness to do. To experience freedom and model Christ-centered behavior as moms and as women, we have to try and give out what we have received from the One who gave us forgiveness by dying for our sins and mistakes.

Why should we do this?

So we can  live and benefit from the affects of forgiveness and be released from anger, bitterness and resentment and the toll anger takes on us and in our relationships. 

To experience the release of shame and guilt. 

To be connected to God, not separated from Him, for it is HE who commands us to forgive others and live a life that is based on love, mercy and the release of any type of sinful stronghold that can eat away at our lives and the lives of others and our relationships.

There are so many more reasons, but those are the ones that come to mind first. 🙂

“And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors.” (Matthew 6:12)

Let us be forgiving women, ones who are free from the grip of anger, resentment, and all the other negative results that hoding onto anger can result in.

Let us be PRAYING for those who have offended or hurt us…praying can soften our hearts when they are hard, release strong emotions that sweep over us,  change our perspectives when we need a new way of thinking and convict the person who may need correcting.

God will deal with all people accordingl,y and hold everyone accountable for their actions.  Let’s leave the judgment of peoples’ actions to God and the power to move forward, to us. God will equip us and make us able to move forward.

“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you…” (Acts 1:8) We receive the power to forgive others through Jesus when we accept His forgiveness in our lives.

How might God be calling you to forgive someone today? Can you make it easy as 1-2-3?