This friends, is a message that I know of no one who does not need to hear. Straight forward… to the point… simple truth.

Memory Bears by Bonnie

“I’m just not ready to forgive yet.”

“It wasn’t my fault; why should I apologize.”

The list is endless of reasons why fences exist between husbands and wives, family and friends. The hardest act is an apology especially when it isn’t your fault. The last thing you want to do is admit you were wrong.

Because of this reluctance, many relationships remain broken for years…for a lifetime. “I’m just not ready to forgive.” So often, death comes before fences can be torn down. Then, it doesn’t matter whose fault it was. Time has run out. It’s too late. Don’t let “too late” happen to you. Take those fences down while you can.

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Seeking the rest that is only promised and found in Christ Jesus, along with my treasured wife of more than twenty-five years, we seek to grow in our relationship with our Heavenly Father, walk with the Holy Spirit as He moves our hearts, loving others always as Jesus loves us, and carry the news of His glory, the wonderful gospel, that gives light and life where there once was only darkness.
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  1. Hank says:

    “The hardest act is an apology especially when it isn’t your fault. The last thing you want to do is admit you were wrong.”

    When you admit you are “wrong” when it wasn’t your “fault” is called a lie. A lie in order to make things more comfortable for the person who was in the wrong. It is “healing” the relationship on a false premise. I agree that we are totally responsible to repent and apologize when we wrong someone but the church today has skewed this whole forgiveness thing. Nowhere in scripture are we told to repent or apologize over something we did not do.

    Forgiveness is not to be thrown around willy nilly like its some sort of cheap grace. There are grounds upon which forgiveness is to be given and applied and if those grounds are not met then forgiveness is withheld. Just ask the millions in hell right now I’m sure they would agree. We make Christians feel guilty if they don’t “forgive” for every little thing wrong that comes their way and yet God himself doesn’t apply forgiveness in this manner. Repentance for the wrong committed must be in the mixture. When a person has wronged a Christian and that person repents, then that Christian is obligated by command from God to forgive that person. But if repentance is not present, then just like God, our face can be turned away because of the wrong done.
    We are told in scripture to forgive as we were forgiven. I agree! And we were forgiven when we acknowledged our sin, our wrong doing, and repented of them. A very popular verse says, “If we CONFESS our sins……………………………..”

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