Forgive You and Me
If there is one thing that is hard to do, that is forgiving. Not only others, but ourselves. As I sat in church a week ago, I started taking notes. What resulted in this post:
We have to forgive so that we can be forgiven. But first, we have to see ourselves as worthy of being forgiven. It we can’t do that then our salvation is at stake. Not because we can’t forgive others, but because we can’t forgive ourselves. In order to do good, we have to feel like we are worthy of what we are striving for.
Comfort and Encourage Yourself
Comfort yourself how you would comfort another. Love yourself. Be your own support. Encourage yourself. If you can’t do these things for yourself, you can’t do them for others.
You are meaningful. Your life has meaning. Heavenly Father has already lost 1/3 of his children. Don’t let him lose you too.
Progress not Perfection
You will fall short. You will mess up. You will be mad at yourself. Your spouse and even kids will be mad at you. Don’t give up.
Perfection is where we are going. It isn’t where we are or who we are.
God didn’t create us to be sad and unforgiven. God created us so that we can be joyful.
Progession doesn’t come from being complacent or stagnant. It comes from finding joy in the Gospel, finding truth and peace in the words written through inspiration.
You are a child of God. You have a purpose. Live like it. Forgive yourself so that you can forgive others and others can forgive you. We find joy through forgiving.
Additional Study on Forgiveness: