Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A Thought

“Forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors … for if you forgive others, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.”  Matthew 6:12, 14

Forgiving someone who has wronged us is probably the very hardest thing to do.  Jesus clearly teaches it is necessary, but there is surely more to it than to simply trade one blessing for another.  Surely His admonition is much more than just a warning.

I think because we often find ourselves often so hopelessly busy, we don’t have time to think – I mean really think, contemplate, pray, reflect.  Often when we sit still, we only allow ourselves to sit and stew about something or someone that did not quite go our way.  We are either stuck in the past when the offense took place, or we are stuck in the present by refusing to let go.  We are practical people, so we know what “is”; but because we do not allow ourselves real time to sit and reflect, we cannot comprehend what “will be” … or even what “can be”.  We are stuck in what “is”.  And for Kingdom people, this is unacceptable because where we are and what we are is NOT who we are!

Take time to reflect on what can be, and get unstuck from the hopeless rut of where we are because where we are is a truth but only a chapter in a yet-to-be-revealed story.  For a people redeemed, the best is yet to come!!

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