Got an Offense?

September 8, 2014

Philippians 3:13-14 – One thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ.

How is it possible to “forget” an offense that will forever change the way we do life? I asked myself that question years ago when my first husband left me.

The Greek translation for the word for forget does not mean out of mind, but it means to no longer let it control you, to no longer be harmed by its venom. We cannot forget, but we can let go of its grip by taking hold of God’s promises. God not only “wants” but He “wills” for every disappointment, heartache and betrayal to all work together for a higher benefit.

We have two choices: forgive and move forward or resent and remember.

Dear Father, help me let go of this offense. Lead me out of this prison of bitterness. I want your grace above my grudge… for my sake, for my family’s sake, and above all for your reputation’s sake.

Taken from The Single Mom and Her Rollercoaster Emotions

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