“Forgive the inexcusable because God has forgiven the inexcusable in you” – C.S. Lewis
Forgiving someone is one of the things that society lacks, especially us teens. Holding the grudge seems better to us than letting something go, but why? Simply because we wouldn’t picture ourselves making that mistake that they did. We tend to forget that we are all only human, imperfectly flawed.
We hold the grudge, thinking it’s the simple way out when really you are only making yourself walk through a never ending, dark, cold forest. Staying mad and repeating what that person has done over and over only puts yourself on repeat, stopping you from moving on your road of grace.
We forget that all of us sin. You and I have done something that we are not proud of, but do you dwell on it forever? No. Then why should you do it for someone elses? That one thing, that ashames us, we don’t talk about, so why should we gossip and spread nasty things about someone elses just because they have upset us. When we sin we upset God, but He doesn’t go and place your insecurities on someone elses path. We expect that when we slip up God should immediately forgive us but as soon as we are in His shoes it seems impossible. We don’t have to stand by and forget about what someone did, but still forgiving them keeps your shoulders light and your life simple.
But if we confess our sins to Him, He is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all wickedness 1 John 1:9
If you know what you have done something wrong and acknowledged the fact that you haven’t made God proud, the best thing that we can do is to confess bit we should do this to make God happy and not to make our lives easier. Yes it does, but only if we do it in faith and for His purpose of being God-confident. We can’t be like God if we don’t forgive like God. He will always be inviting us with open arms to pray for forgiveness, because we will always be sinners and no one will be perfect. We should forgive others as we aren’t perfect either. But forgive and forget. Forgive with kindness, completely letting it go with no trace of it in your heart.
Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you. Ephesians 4:32
He died for us, with markings on His hands He knew that we are so much more worth than all our sins, we are to die for. So God can forgive anything, so we should as well no matter the situation. Because after all we are all sinners who don’t deserve forgiveness but God is too kind, good, compassionate and merciful.
Each person you forgive not only represents what
God has done for us, but that you choose happiness over anger. Embrace each other’s mistakes and imperfections, we both have them.
Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times. Matthew 18:21 – 22
Forgive endlessly with the willingness of kindness in your heart to live with no weight on your wings so that you can learn them how to fly.