I recently posted a status update to my Facebook profile that said, “God is testing me while Satan is tempting me.” That has been my experience off and on for the better part of the year…and I’m not alone. If you are striving to live on purpose according to God’s purpose for your life, if you are reaching and stretching to get to the next level, if you just want something better, then you may either be tested by God or tempted by Satan. [Read more…]
We have all heard someone teach on the topic of forgiveness, and we know all about it, yada yada yada. And yet, we still do not consistently practice it. Let me see if I can place it in a different light.
When you forgive someone, you may still hold them responsible for the offense, however, you stop holding the offense against them, i.e. you stop beating them up for it either directly or indirectly. Now, you may file the offense away in your mental rolodex (as you probably should so that you will remember what/who you’re dealing with), but you learn from the experience and release yourself from any anger or vengeance associated with the offense. This is forgiveness. [Read more…]
I have learned the number one reason why relationships fail. Are you ready for this? When you learn what it is, will you be ready and willing to fix this in your own relationship? The concept is simple, but the work may be challenging. Check this out: [Read more…]