In our darkest moments even the most faithful worship warrior may look to a person for their salvation and redemption. To be saved from our sins, saved from ourselves, our mistakes and saved from our failures. We reach out our hands to people who are friends, family, and companions to dive in and prevent the very things we were probably delivered from years ago but cannot seem to let go. When people have been the ones to drag you into your personal hell, then shouldn’t people help you out of it? One of the worst things I ever did was cry out to someone in a spiritual agony wanting to be saved, looking for the words to snap me out of my despair. Why was it the worst thing? Because I’m sure it frightened them, put them in a terrible position and ultimately they distanced themselves from me.
Redemption in the context of people can also mean buying back or repaying your debt for something . “How can I repay you for what I have done?” In any sense, you cannot count on people, to be your savior because they will fail you every time. Not on purpose, they don’t know how to save you, what to save you from and even if you are at a crucial salvation. You can be shown the direction to take, but you have to walk it. You can be told who to call and how to call them but you have to pick up the phone. My point is, as much as we want and wish that someone could save us from ourselves, or save us from being foolish we have to help ourselves. This may mean a lonely and fearful walk but you will come out stronger, because now you will be provided the information needed on your triggers, and how to save and handle yourself.
Pull yourself up by your bootstraps, in the storms your heart and soul may seem to crack but it is aligning itself to allow your love to flow into a forgiveness of self
When you seek forgiveness you must forgive yourself first. The worse part of our travels, our journeys is that many of us we cannot move on unless we try to shore up the holes we have opened along the way. It can break you awaiting for someone to forgive you . Hoping that somehow a person that forgives you will close the wound and keep it from festering into gain green. Its freeing when you forgive and gain forgiveness Forgiveness gives you license to move forward, you may not get it from a person or have the ability to gain it, but you can always foregive yourself. But gaining forgiveness is:.
Forgiveness is allowing God To take care of it . Trust that GOD will see you through, that you gain the forgiveness from him and forgive yourself.
Forgiveness is learning What you don’t want to happen again, tolerate, or open yourself to. And this is also learning who you can trust
Forgiveness is not the same as reconciling. We can forgive someone even if we never can get along with him again.
Forgiveness is a step it’s part of a process It may take time not only to forgive yourself but to understand and be free emotionally spiritually and physically You may need help or support. Don’t be afraid to ask.
Forgiveness cannot be rushed: Even In forgiveness of self pain comes with the territory, In today’s society everything is rushed, and with pain we want it gone quickly. But be mindful, you can mask wounds by not dealing with someone and believing by simply saying or gaining forgiveness We have completed a process. You truly have just begun and must have a healing process as you move forward.
Forgiveness does not mean forgetting. It’s normal for memories to be triggered in the future. When thoughts of past hurts occur, it’s what we do with them that counts. When we find ourselves focusing on a past offense, we can learn to say, “Thank you, God, for this reminder of how important forgiveness is.”
People will continue to hurt us through life. Or you may inadvertently hurt someone either way you can choose your route stay stuck or forgive and keep pushing whilst trusting GOD will see you through
I recently made amends with a family member and I didn’t realize how freeing it was and how important it was to receive forgiveness. I believe it was freeing for both us and it opened a new chapter in my life of freedom and to be restored.
How are you restored? Or like Peace, what does restoration look like? The new you? A new look on life? A new way of being, a new narrative? Whatever it is and how ever it is defined, Restoration has so many looks it can be faith and has more to do with whats within you than the outward you.
Restoration is knowing the real issues, understanding what needs to be restored. What was forgiven and what was broken that is being healed
Restoration is a healing process. It may take some time, As in forgiveness because in Restoration you are now open and waiting to be filled. And you are given the permission to become.
Understand that restoration or restoring the you. Is necessary as you move up and on to better things. It’s a mindset of newness and a new way of being.
It Saving yourself through faith and strength, forgiving yourself and finally waking up to be the new you you always saw yourself being.