"Consider it pure joy, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your
faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete,
not lacking anything."
God has faced me with a new challenge – the challenge of officially forgiving someone that has really hurt me. When I say “hurt” I am referring to an ultimate betrayal. I am feeling very much lead by God to face her head on and truly verbalize my forgiveness. It is not going to be an easy conversation to have. I imagine it will be very emotional for me, but I am willing to do it anyway. God has been challenging me in many ways lately, and honestly, I see it as a huge blessing. He’s clearly not done with me. My perseverance continues and I look forward to where He is taking me.
I see this as a huge opportunity to grow and let go of some pain from my marriage/divorce. This will free me of the heartache and worry. She doesn’t deserve to have that power of me, so I’m letting it go!
I decided to share this because I want God to use me to help others. I have been through so much, and I hope that others will continue to benefit from my trials. I have already been blessed to know that my experiences with the Green Beans and surrendering my desire to have a child to God have helped many of you. Knowing that makes it all worth it.
Will you share with me your forgiveness stories or your need to forgive someone?! I am sure we can all learn something from each other. It’s a huge challenge that is easy just to turn away from and ignore. It’s nothing that we ever have to do, but should do. How have you benefited as a result from forgiving someone?
I am no expert, but what I am finding is if you ever find yourself saying “Why me??”, it’s probably God trying to do something in your life. Be open to God’s favor. He will do things far more amazing than you could ever imagine. Trust me! I just know that God has big plans for Taylor and I. I cannot wait for them, and I can already see these wonderful plans unfolding. I’ve never been able to face life with no fear, but now I can! What a wonderful freeing feeling God has given me!