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4.8.19 – Coffee and Forgiveness Habits

It’s day 3 of no coffee. And I mean zero coffee. ☕️

I desperately needed a “coffee detox” because my coffee habit was getting out of hand.

But I’m still alive! 😀 Yes, life goes on even without coffee.

In the sweetest, kindest way, I think the Lord is helping me out with realizing a few things, and I needed to get to a place where I can trust Him to get me through the day, and not so much on coffee. That sounds silly, doesn’t it? But in my actions, that’s what was really happening. Isn’t that funny how those things slip in there like that?

Anyway, that’s not what I’m really supposed to write about today. It could be part of it though, we’ll see.

Have you ever looked up the word, “forgiveness”?

This is how it’s defined:

for·give
verb
-stop feeling angry or resentful toward (someone) for an offense, flaw, or mistake.
-cancel (a debt).

One thing I am learning is that forgiveness is a daily ongoing process.

It’s not just a big life event. Sometimes it can be, but I’ve found for me, it’s something I have to make sure I’m able to live everyday, in advance –continuously.

Just like too much coffee was my bad habit, forgiveness is meant to be a good habit.

I have seen and I have lived what unforgiveness can do.

Just when I feel like I’ve forgiven in all situations in my life, another situation sneaks in and I’ve got to be ready to forgive, and start forgiveness quickly.

Why?

Unforgiveness keeps me chained to the past. It keeps me chained to the situation.

I’m moving forward. There’s no time to be chained to the past.

Forgiveness is the key that unlocks the chain.

But one thing that I have learned is that the Lord is always there to help us in the forgiveness process. 💖

Sometimes it’s easy to forgive and other times it feels near impossible. He helps in us in that. All we have to do is ask Him.

When we’re obedient to start the forgiveness process, and we ask Jesus to help us, before we know it somehow we’ll see the whole thing from a completely different perspective. A healed perspective. The bigger picture.

I love that about Him ☺️

“Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” – Ephesians 4:31-32
–Heather 🌺

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