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.
I’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.