Make up your mind or your unmade mind will unmake you.
Today set your heart on things above, make a decision to forgive and show Mercy. Don’t wait until something happens to try and decide how you’re going to react. By then it will be too late and the damage will have been done.
That decision needs to be made in advance, set your intention to walk in love today and you’ll experience Grace when the need arises.
John 20:23 (ESV Strong’s)
23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
When you get to the point where you can give love and mercy to those who do not deserve it. Then you will be able to experience love from people and God even when we don’t deserve it.
People used to say if you don’t forgive then God can forgive you. I don’t believe that, that’s not who God is, but what does happen is that you actually put up a boundary in your own heart, which gives you the feeling that God can’t forgive you. Jesus said he would never leave you or forsake you. That is a promise.
Remember, when you experience feelings of offense coming on you. Immediately forgive. Forgive in the Greek means to “send away.” It’s a very simple process. We are the ones who make it difficult.
Matthew 6:14 (ESV Strong’s)
14 For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you,
Love one another.