Daily Archives: December 26, 2012

A Forgiven People SHOULD become a Forgiving People

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You have been hurt. And this is not the first time this person has wronged you. However, this time they crossed the line. They have hurt you for the last time. You will NOT place yourself in this position again. You realize that something must be done. The situation is not getting any better. Actually, it has only grown worse. But what should you do? What is the best way to handle the situation? And, what are your options?
The great news is that you do in fact have options. Right now you have three choices in dealing with the wrong inflicted upon you.

You see, once you have been hurt, you have the choice to either Blow up, Bottle up, or deal Biblically with the matter.

EXPLAIN EACH.

But, you protest, I just don’t feel like forgiving this person. The offenses have been too frequent and have left bitter scars uopn my heart. This is no doubt a fair assessment.
Stop for a moment and consider your treatment of the One who created you! Have you always treated God with the respect He deserves? Have you always been obedient to His Word? The answer leads to an important conclusion in your treatment of others: No one could possibly wrong you as much as you have wronged Jesus.
Understanding this will enable you to become more tolerant and willing to extend forgiveness to those who hurt you.

Forgiveness in the Bible means to send away. The Old Testament had a picture of what God does with the sins of each person who comes seeking His forgiveness. This is found in Leviticus __________ in which God……….

The idea is that God will NEVER bring those sins up against the Believer again in judgement.

LIST SEVERAL BIBLE VERSES and the east explanation I used in SS class.

I learned while taking counseling classes, that when a person speaks the following words, “I forgive you” that three promises are being made to the person that hurt you.
First, I promise that I will never bring the problem or hurt up to you! The key word is: Never! People have a way of remembering wrongs as though there were a reward to be obtained for the remembrance.

Share it with the World!

God created each of us with the unique ability to accomplish something significant with our lives.  We will one day die, and depart planet earth.

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The goal is to create something which will contribute to others, not only while we live, but even after death wraps her arms around us.

Could it be a book that will help another during our absence?  Perhaps a poem which will continue to inspire?   Could it be a foundation which cares for the needs of others?

What, I ask you, have you yet to offer?  Please don’t answer, “nothing”.  There IS SOMETHING useful in EVERY person buried beneath the soil of your heart!

What idea has been buried inside your heart that you need to introduce to the world?   May I encourage you to start today!

There are MANY people in this WORLD that “need” for you to leave YOUR legacy. They need for you to accomplish that for which you were created.  Only you can do this in your own unique way.

Will you accept the challenge?  Will you leave something significant for posterity?  If yes, then when?  If not now, then when?

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