Tuesday, October 9,2012
Forgiveness At Its Greatest
Forgiveness is what everyone truly desires after they have done something that they regret. There are a couple of things a person can do, ignore what you did or try to make amends. Going out of our way to seek forgiveness makes all of the difference in what kind of person you really are. It may not be easy, but most times if you truly care and try to make amends with all your might, the person you have hurt or wronged will forgive you.
Luke 23:34 says: Jesus said, "Father forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing." And they divided up his clothes by casting lots.
The truth is, we don't always know what we are doing or how our actions will affect others. These actions can end up getting us into some trouble that isn't expected or wanted. However, God is always there, waiting for you to ask for forgiveness. A great example of this can be found in most any kid's home; parents. Parents have a responsibility for keeping their children safe, morally straight and accountable for their actions. They need to make sure that their children don't slip up on what they are doing. This can be annoying and kids do make mistakes, lots of mistakes. Even with all of these mistakes our parents still love the best things in us. With this love, parents can act very much like God. They are always there for you!
As a fifteen-year-old freshman, I am definitely not immune to trouble. Grades are harder to keep up, friendships get complicated and there are many temptations to pull me off course. This is truly a perfect recipe for trouble stew. The great thing is that I can seek guidance and forgiveness at anytime, anywhere I want. I just have to pray to God. This doesn't mean I can act recklessly and not care about what will happen to others or me because I need to keep in mind that even if I am forgiven, there are always consequences for my actions.
God is there, and always will be; waiting for us to ask for forgiveness and the best thing is that no matter what you've done, if you truly are sorry and confess you sin, you will be forgiven.