Forgiveness Part 2

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How Do We Forgive?

We make up our minds and our hearts to let go, knowing that carrying around anger and judgment toward others or ourselves is a burden we no longer wish to bear.

Beginning to Learn to Forgive

By Rev. Bill Englehart

Jesus was once asked how often one should forgive. Seven times? His response was, “Not seven times, but, I tell you seventy-seven times” (Matthew 18:21-22). 

Seventy-seven is not a magic number. Earlier translations say seventy times seven, or 490. It was simply Jesus’ way of saying forgiveness can be infinite.

To understand forgiveness, we need to understand what it is not. It is not about condoning bad behavior or saying we must trust those who have mistreated us. It does not mean that there will be no justice for bad acts.

Consider this from H. Emilie Cady’s Lessons in Truth, written more than 100 years ago:

“To forgive does not simply mean to arrive at a place of indifference to those who do personal injury to us; it means far more than this. To forgive is to give for—to give some kind of actual definite good in return for evil given.”

This may seem like a tall order but when done, we can see the results straightaway. I have known parents who forgave the person who killed their child. When I asked why, they said that if they had not, they would be consumed with anger and bitterness. Forgiveness was the answer.

Special thanks to https://www.unity.org/resources/practices/forgiveness?gclid=CjwKCAjw-7LrBRB6EiwAhh1yX0KeEIRi4RrZm70idqab_q5tp-YGOqqFNl3-qiPSlBkSqhORZT-mTBoCTVcQAvD_BwE

El viernes es para el Perdón

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¿Estás listo para perdonar? 
una de las mayores razones por las que extiendo el perdón a las personas que me rodean es porque soy honesto acerca de lo defectuoso que soy. 
cuando era más joven, me enfrentaría a la idea de que hago muchas cosas mal. Siempre tuve una razón o una explicación lógica de por qué Cometí un error o dejé caer a alguien. Nunca admitiría que había arruinado o hecho algo malo. Por ejemplo: 
“si la persona que conduce delante de mí iría más rápido, no sería tarde” 
“si hubieras madurado, sería capaz de ser honesto contigo”
si comete un error, no importa cuál sea la explicación que sigue, debe pedir perdón. La palabra de Dios dice pedir perdón todos los días. 
servimos a un Dios que quiere que venamos a él con nuestros problemas y nuestro problema para que él pueda intercambiar nuestras dificultades con su provisión y gracia. 
si no aprendemos cómo reconocer nuestras malas acciones, entonces estamos diciendo que no hay necesidad de un Salvador.

Todo el mundo comete errores, su tiempo que aprendemos a convertir esos errores a la única persona que puede arreglarlos. Dios.
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The Flow of Life

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Like an ocean, the perception of self-flaws clashes and evolves with age, experience and time.

No one feels confident all the time, capable all of the time, committed all of the time… so what do you do when the tides change?

My advice is to set up reminders of your best self during a high tide while you are feeling motivated and refreshed. Cut out pictures, journal or even record a positive reminder of who you want to be and what you want out of life. The bible says, “make the vision clear.” While the journey can be unpredictable, there is a substantial benefit to adding intention into the recipe of life.

Having a vision will remind your flesh that low moments are temporal but the work you do now has the power to reconstruct your future.

Habakkuk 2:2-3 King James Version (KJV)

“2 And the Lord answered me, and said, Write the vision, and make it plain upon tables, that he may run that readeth it.

For the vision is yet for an appointed time, but at the end it shall speak, and not lie: though it tarry, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry.”

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Jamila T. Davis On Her Lesson From Committing Bank Fraud And How To Get The Bag Legally

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One of the greatest lessons I have learned in life is not to judge a book by its cover. This interview is an extraordinary tale a woman who made mistakes, but intern learned to the true meaning of life. Enjoy and comment below.

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O the SHADE

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Do you want to know what I love about the shade, in the shade you are protected from the heat of the day.

As an adult we go through so much with relationships, children, work and dreams we need the shade every now and then.  Standing in heat, no matter how beautiful the day, can be damaging. Always being on social media, constantly working, committing yourself to everything on the social calendar can be exhausting. So, take a moment to be in the shade!

Take time to unplug and be fed spiritually, emotionally, find out who you are without all beams pointing toward you.

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Meditation Monday

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Do you sleep well at night? Did you know there are tips you use to assist in a peaceful night sleep? Check out these tips every Monday through February.

  • Keep a consistent sleep schedule. Get up at the same time every day, even on weekends or during vacations.
  • Set a bedtime that is early enough for you to get at least 7 hours of sleep.
  • Don’t go to bed unless you are sleepy 

A dose of discipline can revive your sleep habits and give you are looking for through the day.

#forgivenessfriday

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Ok, guys its that time again. It’s time to learn the power of forgiveness!

What is there to gain by learning how to forgive? Here are some benefits of forgivenesss:

  • Healthier relationships.
  • Improved mental health.
  • Less anxiety, stress, and hostility.

When you are able to move past a mistake someone has made against you, you then open a new door that is elevated past the experience and welcomes you into a world of development and maturity. You are now saying to the world that you can not be held captive to past pains and circumstance.

This New Freedom exudes love not only in your work relationships, or school, but in your personal relationships as well. You no longer have to be stressed by things that happened to you or feel hostile about the things that happened around you. You now become a person who holds the key to every door you wish to walk through. Instead of feeling like you’re being dragged through every door that life throws at you.

Remember. Forgiveness equals freedom. Stop by next week and learn the steps of forgiveness.

Selah

Do what’s right…. The first time

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When you don’t do what your supposed to do there are consequences. I have decided to go back to school because there is much to learn in the field of psychology. In order to give the most accurate information, I had to go back to school!

Now, in this journey I have learned to do the right thing the first time! If an assignment is due, I have a better score when I take my time and read through the assignments before giving an answer.

I’m writing this post today because God put on my spirit that many of us choose to do the right thing at the wrong time. Our life is one big assignment… instead of taking the time to develop, research, then respond; we are giving what ever answer comes to the top of our head, hoping that in the end it’s enough to suffice.

Let today be the day you choose to give your best the first time. If you’re on a job give your all! Don’t become lazy and compliant because it’s not your dream, God has you there for a reason so be effective. If you’re in a relationship be attentive and respectful, if you’re a parent, sacrifice for your personal time for time with your child.

Take time and develop yourself so that when you present yourself to the world you give your best answer.

Selah.