When a conversation goes wrong and escalates into a battle, we have to deal with the aftermath and assess our part. It helps to ask yourself, am I shifting blame to others, making excuses for my actions, or am I accepting responsibility?
It’s amazing how many excuses and how much blame we can come up with after giving in to sin. Have you ever noticed that asking for forgiveness is often difficult?
Many times, our pride is the culprit. Instead of immediately asking for forgiveness, pride says, “I was right ” or “It wasn’t that bad!”
FAITHFUL TO FORGIVE
- 1. Determine to obey God. As Proverbs 3:4-6 says, develop a greater trust in the Lord.
- 2. Devote your life to becoming more like Christ. Look to God, not yourself, for direction.
- 3. Look to the finish line, not just what’s happening today.
When you fail in your walk with God, accept responsibility for your actions. Be honest with God and enjoy His forgiveness and grace.
Lord, I need greater humility and courage to accept responsibility for my sins. First John 1:9 promises that if I confess my sins, You, dear Lord, are faithful and just to forgive them. Help me to nurture a repentant heart. Amen.
Proverbs for a Woman’s Day –Are you stressed out by your responsibilities? At a crossroads in your life? Wondering what to do about a complicated relationship? Take a journey through Proverbs, which cover the matters closest to your heart.
When is the last time you confessed your sin and asked the Lord for forgiveness. Remember, He is faithful to forgive!
Look to God, not yourself, for direction