Tuesday, August 3, 2010

30 Days of Truth - Day 4

Day 4 - Something you have to forgive someone for.

Ok...well this one is a little easier to do.  Now, I am taking this challenge very seriously.  I plan to tell the truth 100% of the way.  I am doing this more for myself than I am for my readers.  Now, with that being said here is my answer....

I can honestly say that I do not have anything that I need to forgive anyone for.   This kind of ties in with my last post about my brother.  Ever since the day that he died, I learned not to hold grudges, not to say anything that I don't mean about someone, and to treat every day like it's the last.  I don't want anyone to leave this world and leave me behind with regrets....

It's not my place to judge people.   I believe that everything happens for a reason, good, bad or indifferent.  It's all in God's plan for us.  When someone offends me, I tend to look deeper to see what God has in store for me next....I live my life striving to be like the Lord.  If God forgives.. so do I.

Don't get me wrong, I get angry with people and sometimes do say things that I do not mean, however I generally apologize within a day, and generally don't have to forgive anyone... they are forgiven the minute they offend me.

Now, I do have one exception.  There is one person in my life who I am continually angry with...that would be my ex-husband... my daughters dad. 

I wouldn't necessarily say that I need to forgive him....he's already forgiven.  However he is continually making me mad.. either because he's hurting my daughter in some way shape or form, or hurting me.  I came out of a very abusive relationship with him.... which he's forgiven for.  However, the abuse hasn't stopped.  He's continually telling me that I'm a bad mother, and that he's going to call child services on me (because supposedly I beat my daughter....right.... just because I discipline her, and he doesn't, doesn't mean I'm abusing her... she VERY rarely even gets a spanking!!) He's constantly calling me up to yell at me... he's still trying to control me like he did when we were married....it drives me nuts!!

Well anyways, I can honestly say that I hold no grudges, and I have no one to forgive... and yes I pat myself on the back for that one... who wouldn't???


Anonymous said...

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Denise said...

Just found your blog on the blog hop. I am now following & look forward to reading more posts.

Ron Cooper said...

Good thoughts there. I've heard, "The less time you spend judging, the more time for loving."


Marianne said...

Hello! I'm a new follower from Welcome Wednesday and I really enjoyed your blog. Your wedding pictures are gorgeous and I loved your getting engaged story!

Lucy's Human

cfoxes33 said...

I am from iFellowship. What a good post. Glas I came.

Sharon Cohen said...

I did not know about this 30 day challenge but, even after 50 years of practice, today's challenge is a tough one. But cultivating a forgiving heart is so worth it! When we are able to forgive, we come closer to God. My prayers are with you.

The iFellowship Blog Hop brings such blessings. It may take me all week to read the posts but you've proven why it is worth it! To read of others committing themselves to growing in Christ is an awesome thing! I feel so less alone now.

Jennie said...

Newest follower from Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop :)


missykade said...

Thank you so much for linking up to Talkative Thursday!
We loved having you visit!
I am now a proud member of your blog.

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