Forgiveness is not always easy most especially when you have to forgive yourself. It may be easy to forgive others when you do not see them every day but you cannot run away from yourself and this makes it harder. But however hard this is for you, you have to let bygone be bygone and you have to embrace God’s love in order to move forward.
We have all been through those moments when you wish you hadn’t said that or you hadn’t done that and it may be difficult to move forward from the mistakes we have made. In those moments when you are finding it difficult to let go of the shame you have caused, you may need to turn to God for help, comfort and consolation because your mistakes are all part o your learning curve in life.
I watched a Christian leader recently recounted his sins to some of the people he leads. With his head bowed and his voice shaken over what he thinks is an unforgivable offence, he was finding it difficult to come to terms with what he had done wrong. At the end of his confession was a piece of information even more shocking, he was going to step down from his position as a leader and he had already told the church council about it. Continue reading “5 Day Biblical Declarations for When You Need to Forgive Yourself”
Who doesn’t sin? We all do it and we’ve all been there. We have all sinned and come short of the glory of God (Romans 3:23). If God were to search through the earth for anybody without a sin, nobody can stand (Ecclesiastes 7:20). That is why Jesus pointed it out to the accusers of the woman caught in the act of adultery; “Let he without sin cast the first stone” (John 8:1-12). There is nobody on earth who is sinless, not one person. Only Jesus was sinless whilst on earth and there has not been anybody else without sin after him. Continue reading “Daily Declarations to Help You Confess Your Sins.”
Not admitting personal wrongdoings is an act the world is accustomed to and you will be forgiven to think that such behaviour does not exist among Christians. Unfortunately, Christians do struggle with this unethical behaviour too. It started from the beginning when Adam blamed Eve for giving him the forbidden fruit to eat and Eve, in turn, blamed the crafty serpent for playing a trick on her (Genesis 1: 12-13). The truth is, despite having accepted Christ as personal Lord and saviour, Christians still struggle with the flesh until the mind is completely renewed and life is transformed in Christ Jesus (Romans 12:2). Continue reading “Confess the Word When Struggling To Admit Personal Wrongdoings”