"Life is a marathon, not a dash, and the victory goes to the ones who PACE themselves. God wants us to live a life of balance and joy." — Karen Jensen
"I forgive you, but you don't deserve it!" Have you ever said that?
I think we Christians realize we should forgive, and we’ll even give it lip service, but really, are we sometimes thinking of forgiveness as an option?
If we’re honest, we have to admit we are. We’ll forgive someone if they’re really sorry or if they deserve it. But here’s what I’ve learned: forgiving and deserving don’t have anything to do with each other!
In fact, forgiveness doesn’t have anything at all to do with the person we’re forgiving.
I know, that’s sort of a crazy thought, but it’s freeing, too. It means you can forgive and go free no matter what the other person has done.
How in the world can we do that, even when the person who hurt us clearly doesn’t deserve to be forgiven?
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If you’ve been alive longer than 15 minutes, someone has probably hurt you, or ticked you off. Maybe they meant to, maybe they didn’t – the hurt and the anger is still real.
We all have choices to make when someone hurts us. And it probably won’t surprise you to learn that God has a way to set you free from the hurt! While it’s inevitable that we will all get hurt during our lifetime, it’s not okay to stay hurt. God wants you to go free.
And the way you can do that is through forgiveness. Because forgiveness is freedom! Here are three things to remember when someone hurts you:
Karen’s interview is at 1:55
Lots of people have asked me how Bob & I met, so here’s the story:
In June 2012 I was writing Why God Why? and I “just happened” to be writing about the grief process – how there are stages to go through if you’ve suffered loss, but how no one else can dictate how fast or slow, easy or hard, you go through each stage....
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