power tool follow up

As a quickie side note to the earlier forgiveness power tool blog – here’s a bit more food for thought.  My personal experience with this forgiveness stuff is that I usually sense God leading me to speak on this topic & then often a day or two before I’m going to speak on forgiveness, I have the opportunity to really practice what I’m planning to share related to forgiveness.  Often someone says or does something that really gets to me a day or so before I get to speak about forgiveness, thereby accomplishing a few things:  practice what I’m going to be speaking on, helps keep the message real & gritty on a personal level, etc.

skill_drillI’m saying all of this because I’m planning to share about forgiveness this upcoming Wed & as I’ve been thinking of it & my previous experiences, gees, this makes me jittery.  Unlike you, generally I don’t get really excited about the opportunity to work on forgiveness – wink.  So, I’m taking a deep breath & getting myself in the forgiveness mindset, rather than slipping into turtle mode & pulling into my protective shell. 

As for how this could relate to you, consider those occassions, situations, various people with whom you may interface that have a high potential forgiveness quotient & get yourself ready so that when the occassion comes up to forgive, you’re ready & not shocked & then having to make a sudden choice.

3 thoughts on “power tool follow up

  1. I have to work on my forgiveness everyday in the workplace. I have been learning a new job and and have been doing it for a few weeks. It has alot of details to learn but the one who knows the most has to point out what I did wrong in a not to nice way over and over again so I have to pray alot.

  2. “So, I’m taking a deep breath & getting myself in the forgiveness mindset, rather than slipping into turtle mode & pulling into my protective shell.”

    You could substitute many words for “forgiveness” and you have a good “lesson in a sentence” for just about any situation. Only a mother could be so concise.

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