WALK IN THE CONFIDENCE OF FORGIVENESS…

You don’t need to walk around carrying a load of guilt. The Apostle Paul says, “Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal; yet now God declares us ‘not guilty’ of offending him if we trust in Jesus Christ, who in his kindness freely takes away our sins” (Romans 3:23-24 TLB).
God wants to forgive you. Imagine a giant blackboard with all of your sins written across it and God comes along with a giant “Look straight ahead with honest confidence; don’t hang your head
in shame” (Proverbs 4:25 TEV).
You don’t need to walk around carrying a load of guilt. The Apostle
Paul says, “Yes, all have sinned; all fall short of God’s glorious ideal;
yet now God declares us ‘not guilty’ of offending him if we trust in
Jesus Christ, who in his kindness freely takes away our
sins” (Romans 3:23-24 TLB).
God wants to forgive you. Imagine a giant blackboard with all of
your sins written across it and God comes along with a giant
eraser and erases it all. It’s like an etch-a-sketch. You turn it
upside down and shake it, turn it back up and the slate is clean.
That’s good news, isn’t it?
But we need to accept God’s forgiveness. We may know
about God’s forgiveness intellectually, but to believe it, deep down
inside, accepting, in faith, that it is true. Because it is!
And one thing that often blocks us from accepting forgiveness
from God is that we are unable to forgive ourselves. You need to
forgive yourself for your past failures and sins, for the habits and
hang-ups that led you to sin. Forgive yourself!
God wants you to forgive yourself. He teaches us to “Look
straight ahead with honest confidence; don’t hang your head in
shame” (Proverbs 4:25 TEV).
Have you ever committed a sin and asked God to forgive you, and
even though you know He’s forgiven you, you still feel lousy? What
do you do in that situation? Do you go back and ask Him to forgive
you again? Confess it again, over and over?
No. You only have to confess a sin one time and it’s forgiven. But
you may have to forgive yourself a hundred times and say it over
and over until it sinks in: “God’s forgiven me. It’s over.”
Our problem is, we want to keep reminding God of things He’s
already forgotten. It’s forgiven and forgotten. You’ve already dealt
with it. Someone once asked Eleanor Roosevelt, “How did you
accomplish so much with your life?” She said, “I never waste time
with regrets.”
Don’t waste time with your regrets: accept God’s forgiveness and
forgive yourself.eraser and erases it all. It’s like an etch-a sketch. You turn it upside down and shake it, turn it back up and the slate is clean. That’s good news, isn’t it? But we need to accept God’s forgiveness. We may know about God’s forgiveness intellectually, but to believe it, deep down inside, accepting, in faith, that it is true. Because it is!
And one thing that often blocks us from accepting forgiveness from God is that we are unable to forgive ourselves. You need to forgive yourself for your past failures and sins, for the habits and hang-ups that led you to sin. Forgive yourself! God wants you to forgive yourself. He teaches us to “Look straight ahead with honest confidence; don’t hang your head in shame” (Proverbs 4:25 TEV).
Have you ever committed a sin and asked God to forgive you, and even though you know He’s forgiven you, you still feel lousy? What do you do in that situation? Do you go back and ask Him to forgive you again? Confess it again, over and over? No! You only have to confess a sin one time and it’s forgiven. But you may have to forgive yourself a hundred times and say it over and over until it sinks in: “God’s forgiven me. It’s over.”
Our problem is, we want to keep reminding God of things He’s already forgotten. It’s forgiven and forgotten. You’ve already dealt with it. Someone once asked me, “How did you accomplish so much with your life?” I said, “I never waste time with regrets.” Don’t waste time with your regrets: accept God’s forgiveness and forgive yourself.
God can only forgive you for a sin only once, He doesn’t revisit sins. Go before Him for mercy, He is willing to forgive, forget and give you power over sin as He works His good will within you!
Send feedbacks, comments, replies and testimonies to adesaanuolusegun@yahoo.com and we will be glad to receive you.
Shalom!

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