Forgiveness is amazing, as it liberates us for flight.
However, our flesh left to itself will cause offense. Our lives are measured and tested through relationships. That is why we really need to learn how to walk in the spirit.
No matter how hard we try, there will be those who won’t forgive us. Yes, and also there are some who may forgive us, but they still walk away disillusioned with us.
No matter how hard we want forgiveness and restoration, we cannot make someone forgive us or change their mind about us.
We can never regain those words once they are spoken.
God forgives us immediately, people don’t. Respect is earned and if it is compromised, it takes time to regain trust.
Sadly, many never see the tears and the fragmented gaps left in our memory from our own failures with those we love and care for.
Forgiveness requires mending. When the net needs mending we should be quick to forgive as God forgives us.
The body of Christ is interdependent on one another. When one is damaged we all are. We all are connected within the network of believers, like being a piece of a big puzzle.
Wherever we connect, matters. Each side effects the other sides in how we represent that piece of the the big picture. That is why the network needs mending.
To learn how to guard our own heart, we must study to be quiet. It is amazing how much we learn when we finally become still, quiet and yielded to God.
After doing all we can possibly do in trying to mend relationships, we need to give them to God, then we need to release them and let them go. We cannot make people forgive or accept us.
Ask God to forgive you and then YOU forgive you! Then loose them and let them go!
Come out beloved, do not hide away any longer. Those hurt filled words and damage was not from God.
Forgive them beloved, and forgive yourself so you can come out into the light of His glorious freedom HE has planned for you!
The LORD wants us to learn how to rise above all the fleshly damage that has happened in our lives so that we can walk in a new and living way!
Yes, it is easier to just block people physically, emotionally, and spiritually, however is this the way God wants us to resolve conflicts with each other?
Somewhere down the line, we must come out of hiding and trust God.
Learning to yield to His process will teach us how to resolve issues in pertaining to godly relationships.
Growing in grace is a lifelong quest that we can learn to master. Beloved, all things are possible with Jesus! He is waiting for us to yield to the MASTER of all things!
“A brother offended is harder to be won than a strong city: and their contentions are like the bars of a castle,” Proverbs 18:19 KJV.
“Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me. But whoso shall offend one of these little ones which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!” Matthew 18:4-7 KJV.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey
Sherry Edwards Mackey
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