Forgiveness is something that we all KNOW that we need to do. We all will admit that we need to forgive one another. The problem is we may know that we need to do it, but do we practice it. I have seen many relationships destroyed, because of unforgiveness. I have seen people never see people the same because of an unforgiving spirit. Recently, I was faced with similar issues in my own life, and I needed to make restoration with someone. I did, and it took:
- Humility. It is humbling to admit you are wrong and ask for forgiveness. It is also humbling to forgive someone who has wronged you.
- Putting others ahead of yourself. We are naturally selfish people. We are called to put one another’s needs in front of our own.
- Realizing it is about glorifying God. I realized that it is not about me, but all about Him! My life is all about glorifying Him and making His name known through my life.