Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Accepting Forgiveness

Posted by Tracy Wainwright at 2:35 PM
I haven't posted in a couple weeks, no reason really, just busy with life and on revising some early writing for the book. It's interesting, however, that I never moved beyond the forgiveness part of healing since an issue has come up where I've had to work through accepting God's forgiveness and work on forgiving myself. It has been a great reminder to me how easy it is to get out of step with the Holy Spirit - even when my intentions were good and even when I was trying to follow scripture. What I didn't do was stop and listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. After working so hard to stay in God's will and live a believing life - leaning on, relying on, and trusting in Him, it was excruciating to be out of His will and feel the consequences of not just sin, but a transgression (sin while knowing the right thing.) I've had to remind myself that God has already forgiven me and I'd be a fool to give up on Him, because He will never give up on me. Although for a few moments I felt like giving up, and even questioned my ability to be a good mom, I decided not to stay in sin (by not accepting His forgiveness), but instead to use this painful experience to really evaluate myself. I will now take the lessons God has so graciously given me along with His forgiveness and do my best to use them to bring more glory to Him.

1 comments on "Accepting Forgiveness"

Anonymous said...

The best lessons learned are the ones we experience for ourselves. Then and only then can we know what it's truly like in order to give guidance to someone else. Thanks for sharing!

Tuesday, July 22, 2008

Accepting Forgiveness

I haven't posted in a couple weeks, no reason really, just busy with life and on revising some early writing for the book. It's interesting, however, that I never moved beyond the forgiveness part of healing since an issue has come up where I've had to work through accepting God's forgiveness and work on forgiving myself. It has been a great reminder to me how easy it is to get out of step with the Holy Spirit - even when my intentions were good and even when I was trying to follow scripture. What I didn't do was stop and listen to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. After working so hard to stay in God's will and live a believing life - leaning on, relying on, and trusting in Him, it was excruciating to be out of His will and feel the consequences of not just sin, but a transgression (sin while knowing the right thing.) I've had to remind myself that God has already forgiven me and I'd be a fool to give up on Him, because He will never give up on me. Although for a few moments I felt like giving up, and even questioned my ability to be a good mom, I decided not to stay in sin (by not accepting His forgiveness), but instead to use this painful experience to really evaluate myself. I will now take the lessons God has so graciously given me along with His forgiveness and do my best to use them to bring more glory to Him.

1 comments:

Anonymous said...

The best lessons learned are the ones we experience for ourselves. Then and only then can we know what it's truly like in order to give guidance to someone else. Thanks for sharing!

 

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