I saw an example of someone apologizing today, and it released the other person. It took the blow of it away. It was not toward me, but it is someone I do love, and I saw how that person, struggled, because of the offense. I could relate. But after a day, the other person apologized, and released this person I love. That did my heart good. So good I am writing about it.
I do, admire when someone apologizes. It takes courage, it takes truth, a humbleness, an ability to throw away pride, and say, I am sorry. I made a mistake. I was wrong, please accept my apology.
It seems like many do not know how to do that, any more. It seems like pride, takes over often. And to admit ones fault, they think is beneath them. Or makes them look inferior. But not to God, He sees….And He will judge.
So many times, its not that one might not even have the right, to be offended, with someone, but its the way, they handle it.
With either, grace or accusations, or even jealousy. Thats the wrong approach. Getting into someones business.
Pride, is such an ugly spirit, that holds one back from apologizing, and it hurts us. It really does.
I do have a forgiving spirit, I guess, because I longed for it so much, growing up, but grace was not extended to me. And I know when people are gracious to me, or giving me the silent treatment. It does tick me off, because I don’t react like that. To others.
So I am mindful, that pride is not seen, by God or others. I learned early to be accountable, and not make excuses. I have learned, Christ taught us to forgive. But it also goes hand in hand, with this thing in being apologetic, and accountable.
Yet, when grace is not extended to me, I do get put off, by people, who cannot even humble themselves, to be accountable, and say. “You know what I made a mistake.” They don’t make excuses, they just say I am sorry, and then go from there.
They don’t throw other issues in the air, they admit their wrong doing, and stick with the issue.
Being mature, being humble, to say, I am sorry, I am sure, is beautiful in the sight of the Lord.
Stand your ground, when you are offended, but extend grace if someone really is sincere. But yes, I do need to reflect in this, forgive. You see, being unforgiving, is a poison. And you don’t want that in your soul. So forgive even if you don’t get an apology.
I really do respect it, and love seeing it. If someone apologizes. That tells me, they want to grow. They want to please God, and they realize, they had no room themselves, to act like they did.
But to each their own. I have learned, you cannot make someone do something like this, unless they really see the error of it.
Sad thing is, because one never knows….
I would rather, apologize, and repent to God now, before its too late, before chances go by, before even leaving this earth.
See we know when we are wrong or right, and if pride is telling us we are right when we are wrong. Its called a a “conscience” and if you don’t get that red flag, you may be far out. And you may need to do some major repenting. Because you are hearing the wrong voice. Thats not Christ.
Something to think about, “Just My Thoughts,” today….
Blessings, and love,
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