Bobby was as tall as a man, tried to act like a man, had a pretty young lady by his side, but 17 year old Bobby wasn’t a man. To offer forgiveness and grace to others while ready to throw a stone of judgment at my 17 year old self was hypocritical.
Do I approach God is an adult able to understand everything around me or as child with good faith in a parent?
Ever get a bad case of the “Uns”? It’s kind of like tummy problems, but for the mind. If … More
“It’s not right!” He stuck a pack of matches in his pocket, jumped on his bike and pedaled for 6 miles to the mans barn. He was gonna burn it down. Imagine the repercussions of a young black male burning down a white farmer’s barn in the 60’s.
“I HATE YOU.”
The irony of unforgiveness is that you chain yourself to something in the past that you never wanted to go back to. Those who annoy or anger you the most and for the most specific reasons are the ones you probably should be praying for the most today.
I distinctly remember at least two new leaders who joined our team telling me, “Bob, I don’t care about the past, I want to see something great today.” Finding yourself stuck in the past or the future is usually a sign that you have lost hope for the here and now.