Wednesday, 18 August 2010
LOVE KEEPS NO RECORDS OF WRONG
Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil.
I am so glad that God doesn't keep a record of wrongs after I ask Him for forgiveness and truly turn away from the sin that I have committed. He wants me to overcome struggles that I have and He is helping me in many ways to do so.
But what about us?
Do we keep an account of the “wrongs” someone does to us?
Are we constantly judging people by the way they “use to” behave, or are we truly giving those in our lives an opportunity to demonstrate to us that they have changed?
Keeping no record of wrongs is a very difficult thing to do, nonetheless that is what God has done for us, and He expects us to do the same with others. Do not confuse keeping a record of wrongs with being able to trust someone; here is where you need discernment. Trust once broken, must be earned back, and this is using wisdom. Allowing someone to earn that trust back is “not keeping account of wrongs”. Who in your life deserves the opportunity to earn your trust back and have you wipe away the record of their wrongdoings that you are keeping?
Ask God to show you who those people are, and ask Him for His grace to forgive them and work on rebuilding the trust in your relationships. We have been forgiven much by God, pray and ask God to show you how to love by forgiving others as well.