Walking In Glory

Walking In Glory

Proverbs 19:11 NIV “A person’s wisdom yields patience; it is to one’s GLORY to overlook an offense.” 

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How often do we hear or think of overlooking offenses as GLORIOUS? I can’t remember the last time I heard that. Yet God says it is.😊 You don’t have to insult folks these days to get a negative reaction. Just say something they don’t agree with. Have you ever been in a relationship (any relationship) where you were often accused of doing or saying things you didn’t do or say? This can be oppressive.πŸ˜“ Good communication is the lifeblood of any friendship, marriage, partnership, etcetera. Sadly, accusers are filled with so much animosity that’s all they can give. You can only give what you have.πŸ€”  

THE POWER OF PATIENT FORGIVENESS 

There is great power in overlooking offenses? Listen to some of what God says about it: 

Proverbs 14:29 NIV “Whoever is patient has GREAT UNDERSTANDING, but one who is quick-tempered displays folly.” 

Proverbs 15:18 NIV “A hot-tempered person stirs up conflict, but the one who is patient calms a quarrel.” 

Proverbs 16:32 KJV “He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city.”

Colossians 3:13 KJV “Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye.”

Matthew 6:14-15 NIV “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. [15] But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” 

LIGHTEN YOUR LOAD 

Carrying around pains from the past and present can make us sick, mentally, spiritually, and physically.πŸ€• The person who will not forgive and let go of their burdens will have a very hard go of it. Burdens weigh us down. Carrying them make it impossible to have happy, normal relationships with others. We can unload ALL of our burdens on the shoulders of someone who truly cares. Jesus invites us to cast ALL of our burdens on him:😊

Matthew 11:28-30 NLT ‘ “Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. [29] Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls. [30] For my yoke is easy to bear, and the burden I give you is light.” ‘ 

There’s a saying, “Let go and let God.” (Matthew 6:33-34 Philippians 4:6-7 Romans 12:17-21) Letting go ain’t always easy. Neither is letting God. But I ask you, has anything else worked? Isn’t learning how to let go and cast ALL of our burdens on God worth investigating? Isn’t it better to live a glorious life than to die in defeat?πŸ€”

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