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Forgiveness is not…

  • Forgiveness is not circumventing God’s justice….
    —It is allowing God to execute His justice in His time and in His way.
  • Forgiveness is not waiting for “time to heal all wounds.”…
    —It is clear that time doesn’t heal wounds—some people will not allow healing.
  • Forgiveness is not letting the guilty “off the hook.”…
    —It is moving the guilty from your hook to God’s hook.
  • Forgiveness is not the same as reconciliation….
    —It takes two for reconciliation, only one for forgiveness.
  • Forgiveness is not excusing unjust behavior….
    —It is acknowledging that unjust behavior is without excuse, while still forgiving.
  • Forgiveness is not explaining away the hurt….
    —It is working through the hurt.
  • Forgiveness is not based on what is fair….
    —It was not “fair” for Jesus to hang on the cross—but He did so that we could be forgiven.
  • Forgiveness is not being a weak martyr….
    —It is being strong enough to be Christlike.
  • Forgiveness is not stuffing your anger….
    —It is resolving your anger by releasing the offense to God.
  • Forgiveness is not a natural response….
    —It is a supernatural response, empowered by God.
  • Forgiveness is not denying the hurt….
    —It is feeling the hurt and releasing it.
  • Forgiveness is not being a doormat….
    —It is seeing that, if this were so, Jesus would have been the greatest doormat of all!
  • Forgiveness is not conditional….
    —It is unconditional, a mandate from God to everyone.
  • Forgiveness is not forgetting….
    —It is necessary to remember before you can forgive.
  • Forgiveness is not a feeling….
    —It is a choice—an act of the will.
 

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VISION AND GOAL

We’ve all had those moments when, looking deeply into the mirror, we suddenly sense that the person looking back at us isn’t exactly who we expected it to be. It happens to all of us. The important thing is what we choose to do about it.

Do we simply ignore the feeling and go about life as usual? Do we begin to feel frustrated, depressed and dragged down? Or, do we take it as a sign that now is the time to finally pursue and accomplish the things that matter most?

Extensive research conducted over the years shows that every person who achieves great success in their lives and feels most fulfilled, does so by having a clear vision and goal of what they want. It is always at the forefront of their mind, focusing on it, and moving toward it. Having a clear vision and goal is the hallmark of every form of high achievement and success.

 

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