There is something about the words, “Forgive me.” For some these two simple words come very difficult to say. For others, it is said so often that it almost becomes an afterthought. The thing is when these words are spoken sincerely it can radically change an entire situation. Let’s take a moment to discuss these two very important words, “forgive me.”
Forgiveness can be looked upon as a gift we give to others and to ourselves. We choose to release a wrong/s when we allow ourselves the release of forgiveness. We must come to the realization we may not always hear these two simple but vital words but when we do we should appreciate it. How about taking this moment to consider any thing you may have to ask for forgiveness about and consider how you will face the wrong and make it right. A sincere apology can diffuse an incredible storm bring. It can stop an offense. It can bring peace.
We also must become more aware of how often we may be using these words frivolously. We may be causing offensives left and right and appear as making lightly of our actions when we say, “Forgive me,” as an afterthought. Of course, we should not take it lightly when someone asks for forgiveness but the one causing an offense needs to become more aware of their actions especially if they are a repeat offender. For the most part, these words can become meaningless when these things are occurring and we need to take responsibility for our actions to be believable. When asking we choose if we will change our actions and we choose why we are asking for forgiveness as well.
When considering the thought of asking for forgiveness, do you get annoyed, cringe, fear or feel it unnecessary? As Christians, it is important that we take responsibility for our wrongs and try our best to make things right. If we are bothered by the thought of saying these two words, then it is time to examine our hearts. It also may be time to recognize that pride is getting in the way of us seeing our own wrongdoing. Of course, there are situations that may be beyond our control. People who are overly sensitive and perhaps took something wrong that was not intended. Let’s just become more aware of how much can change when we ask for forgiveness sincerely and when someone is asking us to forgive them too. Two wrongs will not make anything right. Laying aside pride and walking in love is a daily choice we each make.
Let me hear from your stories. How has forgiveness affected you? Did you ever have a hard time asking for forgiveness? Are you able to recognize when you have caused an offense? If so, did you get it right? How do you handle being offended? Are you able to forgive when you are asked for it? Your stories help others so let me hear from you. Let’s take a moment together.
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