Colossians 3:13Easy-to-Read Version (ERV)
13 Don’t be angry with each other, but forgive each other. If you feel someone has wronged you, forgive them. Forgive others because the Lord forgave you
We get so bent out of shape when we feel like someone has “wronged” us. We go around talking about it and reacting to what “they” did to us.
I’m going to say this…So what?
So what if they said it, so what if they did it!
Have you ever done anything to anybody that you wished you hadn’t? Have you ever said something you shouldn’t have? Sure you have. You may have asked God to forgive you, and you may have asked the person to forgive you as well…but when it comes to someone doing something to you, WHERE IS YOUR FORGIVENESS?
I recently learned that a friend of mine was mad at me. I didn’t know he was mad. I knew I hadn’t heard from him, but I had no idea why.
Apparently, someone had told him (even going through great lengths to gather proof) that I said something about him. This incident happened last year, and I just found out about it 1 week ago. Since I don’t have anymore details, I can only call on the law of forgiveness and ask God to take away and hurt and damaged emotions. I also asked God to heal the person who would purposely go out of their way to cause someone pain.
Let me give someone some advice. If you are holding a grudge against someone there are at least 2 things that must occur.
1. Make sure they know you are mad at them
2. Make sure they care
Holding on to unforgiveness never hurts anyone but you. The other party sleeps soundly as you toss and turn burning with hurt and/or anger.
It may make you feel better to confront the offender but why? Will that change your feelings?
We want something we are not willing to give.
Let it go folks, let God vindicate you.
If people have a problem with you…So what!
If you have a problem with people, I guarantee they are saying the same thing.
You had me at “make sure they care!” I often tell folk, if you really want to miss out on life…hold a grudge! Now, when life passes you by, only be mad at yourself; it’ll be a waste of time being mad at God, especially since the decision was yours to be grudgeful in the first place!
I always say I will make it right or let them know if I c them then when I c them , I think I’m good. Or I deal with them not trusting them. I know this. Isn’t good but it’s the truth.