Galatians 1:10 ” Am I now trying to win approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I wouldn’t be a servant of Christ.”

We all seek favor & approval from others…to fit in & please everyone, hopefully without strife or confrontation. But there are many people out there that will take advantage & bully their way through such relationships… not caring what carnage they leave in their path. This leaves us in very painful & awkward situations regarding forgiveness & reconciliation. On the one hand, we are told to forgive one another, & forgiveness is our choice to make, whether the other person has come seeking it or not. But there are times when forgiveness will not, nor should it culminate in reconciliation. For if there’s a pattern of the other person demeaning, degrading, & demoralizing you it’s probably not wise to attempt reconciliation without other resources in place first. You can choose to forgive regardless…for that brings freedom into the situation. But then you need to use wisdom and discernment to guard your heart wisely.

Author: kezha1

A Christian mother, grandmother, and retired nurse living in Illinois. Called into a ministry of encouraging others to find their ultimate plan and purpose in life through Christ.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: