” Why doesn’t God ……. ??? is an often-asked question… and one reason may be found in the Holy Bible in Chapter 20 of Ezekiel… Pay particular attention to Verses 9 14, and 20 Ezekiel 20:14 New Living Translation (NLT) 14 “But again I held back in order to protect the honor of my name […]
GETTING Forgiveness maybe easier than you think…………
A sincere apology is often the way to feeling at peace…**
Here are a few ‘Tips’
QUICKLY… the longer you delay, the more difficult you may think it will be, and often the offended party may be encouraged by others to seek revenge, increasing their feelings of offense
AUTHORITATIVELY…. Your sincerity is the key ingredient. Don’t let someone else do this for you
CLEARLY…It’s about ‘how the offense made the other person feel that you should clearly address.
Often, what you may have done is not as important as how you made the other person feel
You may not be able to undo the deed, but you can lessen their feelings of offense
BRAVELY…apologize without excuse ( even if there may be one ). Remember, it is how they feel that you are most concerned about…
Just accept the consequences…don’t try to use the apology to manipulate your circumstances
The thought of apologizing can be difficult to deal with, because it reveals our guilt to us, as well as others. The Long term effect of carrying grudges, unforgiveness, and bitterness is certain to make it difficult for a person to live in peace.
Pride, and fear of rejection by the offended party, often lead to procrastination…and failure to follow through. Apologizing is your responsibility. God is certain to forgive you, even if the other party does not. If they refuse, you should realize it is only Almighty God’s forgiveness that you need in order to feel peace in your life
Make a Decision to resolve this situation, NOW,
and live in the Peace the Lord intended for you
** First check your ” Heart “…your ATTITUDE and MOTIVE…..
your sincerity, and their feelings are important
a ‘self-serving’ apology may be worse than no apology at all !!!
Without question, it has been demonstrated in many lawsuit settlements, that an EARLY apology goes a LONG way in reducing settlement amounts .
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