It is easier for me to forgive than it is for me to forget, and sometimes that can affect relationships in a negative way. However, I am gifted with the ability to Forgive. It may actually be my special gift from God because it has become a central part of my ministry through conversations both in business and personally.
I never want to fail. I do not want to fail myself and my family, and I do not want to fail others. Sometimes that means biting the bullet and going about my business by staying focused on goals and not people in particular. People can be overcome by darkness, but it is my job to be a light in a world full of darkness. I can’t make everyone do what I want them to do, but I can be an example of what I want them to be.
Biblically we are told to “Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out devils: freely ye have received, freely give.”, (Matthew 10:8, KJV). I am reminded that Forgiveness is the key to our sanity and to success, “To open their eyes, and to turn them from darkness to light, and from the power of Satan unto God, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.” (Acts 26:18, KJV). In Matthew 18, Jesus directs us, “Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?”.
What these scriptures show me is that even when things look like they are going all wrong and that maybe the people we work with seem to be sabotaging our efforts that God is still in control and He has a plan for All of us. There have been times that this line of thinking leads me to question my own motives and actions, and there have been times that this line of thinking leads me to question other’s motives and actions. Either way though, I have learned that Faith and Hope do exist and that God is in control and watching over us and that His Will will be done in the end.