Many times we have felt hurt by the action of someone or people that are close to us. And this most times hits us deeply, when compared to the times someone we do not know does the same to us.
One of the ways that God has and is helping me to let go. And to choose forgiveness even when my head is trying to get a better understanding of the “why” (why the other party or parties acted in such manner), are these words He told me- “Remember that humans are still fallible and I am the only one infallible”. The first time He told me this, my head tried to get a full understanding of what this actually meant. Thankfully, He explained it to me and it was simple. 👇🏼
“Humans are capable of failing and hence can fail you, but I am the only one who is incapable of failing hence I can’t fail you.”
It helped me simmer down a bit from the way I felt at the time, and I prayed for His help to help me choose forgiveness and let it go.
Letting go didn’t happen in split seconds for me, but it eventually did. And after sometime I could recall the incidence and choose calm both in my demeanor and at heart.
It’s not always easy to let go. Especially when the hurt came from people we wouldn’t have expected to act in such a way. It’s like a jab thrown at us suddenly and we are wondering “why you?, of all people” or “you should understand me better than this” etc. But the sad truth is this – women, men, people generally are capable of failing. Hence, it’s time for us to let down our high expectations of people. And instead bear it in our minds that the only one incapable of failing us is God. Place that premium, undeterred trust in God and watch Him act on your behalf.
It’s really a call for you and I to decide to place our high expectations on God instead and not on men. We are so frail in our ways as humans. For example, on some days we want to render help but our strength or resources might not allow it at the time.
So instead of living a life full of hurts and disappointments, it’s time for us to choose the pathway to calm. And that is, letting go.
Failing to forgive can rob us of many things and our blessings, because we have refused to let go and move forward from the hurt. Your peace is of utmost importance. Don’t lose sight of it because you placed your trust on man when you should in the God who upholds your lot. He has preserved it without failing these past years and He is not about to fail you now either.
I’ll leave you with these verses:
“Yahweh, you alone are my inheritance. You are my prize, my pleasure, and my portion. You hold my destiny and its timing in your hands.”
Psalms 16:5 TPT
“The Lord is my chosen and assigned portion, my cup; You hold and maintain my lot.”
Psalm 16:5 AMPC
“If we are faithless [do not believe and are untrue to Him], He remains true (faithful to His Word and His righteous character), for He cannot deny Himself.”
2 Timothy 2:13 AMPC
He isn’t just consistent to show up for us, He is also incapable of failing us. It’s time to redirect our expectations on the God that can never fail you!
Happy new week, dear friend. 🤗
It’s a blessed one!