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The Older I get, The MORE God Wants me to Forgive!

Saturday, September 17, 2016

Well, on Thursday, I went to a meeting where I ran into one of the people who was supposed to come to my DS's birthday party {you remember ,from last month, and heard her excuse} and told her how no one came to the party.
I was still hurt ,but saw how my DS enjoyed playing with her kids {as right now those are the only ones he knows from one of our Homeschool groups} and though we never see them and they live down the street {maybe 10 minutes away} ,he said ,in effect ,"Beggars can't be choosers ,Mom." So wise in his own way~.
I agreed and forgave her. Though I did not want to, I know God wants me to and HE forgave my sins, so ,I need to do unto others. The older I get, the MORE God wants me to forgive~I get it.
Proverbs 15:32-33
"He that refuseth instruction depiseth his own soul,but he that heareth reproof getteth understanding.
The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom ;and before honor is humility."
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    You're great lady. emoticon
    1449 days ago
    Hubby always tells me "Don't dwell on the past". I do that more as I get older. Why? Trying to remember what was? What could have been? Making sure my brain doesn't atrophy? I don't know. My dad said it, too, that at one point in his life many years ago, old random memories would pop in his head, things he hadn't thought about in a long time or had forgotten. At first he thought it was a "sign" that the end was near. But seeing how he's lived a few decades since then, I gather it wasn't.

    It's a pity more adults don't do the "forgive", even if they can't do the "forget" part. Your son sounds like he has a good head on his shoulders (he must get that from his parents). That will make for a good man.
    1494 days ago
    When you forgive, you get more than you give. You have peace of mind and can move on to the best things in your future.
    1495 days ago
    Sometimes we learn Big Things from the Little People in our lives..... And they watch us very carefully to see if we will follow the Lord's leading or go our own ways...... Ouch!
    1496 days ago
    You are an angel!!!! emoticon
    1496 days ago
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    Forgiveness really is for us, and gives us joy and keeps us from becoming bitter. I am so sorry this happened to your precious son.
    1496 days ago
    Betsy you are raising a great son to be able to forgive how sad no one came . In you own way you showed that mom you are better person than those who did not attend. hugs to both of you.
    1496 days ago
    1496 days ago
    Forgiveness. Yes, it's necessary but for me it is oh so difficult! I also know that until we forgive we do not have peace. We need to do it for ourselves. God love your son! What a wise young man he is.
    1496 days ago
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    You've got this right Betsy. To truly forgive is beautiful because it sets us free. I speak as someone who once held on to many resentments. Not meaning to make light of your very sensitive situation, here is something I read just the other day on a church billboard: LOVE EVERYONE. I'LL STRAIGHTEN THEM OUT LATER.
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    1496 days ago
    Love you Betsy!! emoticon and tell your son, I still think of him ....... what a sweetheart!
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    Forgiveness is always the more peaceful path to go on. Resentment only makes us more bitter and what a waste of time that can be.
    1496 days ago
    emoticon Forgiveness is the only way to move forward! That is true whether it is forgiving ourselves, or forgiving others. Don't drink the poison!

    Your son's attitude is wonderful. Isn't it amazing the lessons they can teach us. Tell your son that his isn't a beggar, he is a Prince!

    Being able to walk in Christ's way is not an easy path, but the rewards and blessings are so worth it!


    1496 days ago
    Yes, forgiveness is always the better path.
    1496 days ago
    Yes, this whole situation would still bother me too. You and your son deserved better. As they say you can forgive does not mean you need to forget. Will be better for you in the long run.
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    Yes God does want us to forgive, will make us feel better. emoticon
    1496 days ago
    It is so hard to forgive.

    Changing subject. You are to be commended for educating your child. Although I had a degree in education, I do not think I could have done this. Loved history so that would be easy and even science and literature but math was a bear.
    1497 days ago
    If God can forgive our sins, then we can forgive those who go against us. I'm sorry this happened to your son though. What a wise boy. emoticon
    1497 days ago
    emoticon "Beggars can't be choosers" makes me so sad... your son is nothing but worthy and not a beggar.

    I agree that forgiveness is necessary. I like what I heard from a friend that having resentments and anger toward others, refusing to forgive, is like drinking poison and hoping it kills the other person.
    1497 days ago
    Anytime we follow God's way, even when we don't feel like it, He blesses us. Often the feelings follow later.
    1497 days ago
    Oh Betsy, my heart still pours out to your son!....(beggars can't be choosers Mom"........ emoticon that really got me....... kids are always an example of having such tender hearts they are able to forgive though, we adults sometimes have to really mull things over...... but God being the Lover He is would prefer we forgive; even the scoundrels LOL..... emoticon
    1497 days ago
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