An old daily, but still good!
JUST APOLOGIZE. Why is it so hard for people to say, “I’m sorry” and actually mean it? Not like when you tell one child to say I’m sorry to another child and you know they’re not REALLY sorry, as they scream, “I AM SORRRRREEEE” and continue to ask you why they had to apologize because they did nothing wrong or make up an excuse. “Never ruin an apology with an excuse.” Benjamin Franklin. Super great advice.
I know people that wouldn’t apologize if their life depended on it, at least not sincerely. Here’s always the dilemma, if I apologize, it means they were right. I used to think this way and it’s rebellious, stubborn thinking. I say, “WHO CARES!” Isn’t the relationship more important than who’s right and who’s wrong? To what end will you go to be “right”?
The church talks a lot about “love”, but hardly ever is it the true love of God, who selflessly laid down His life for you. Who was rejected and despised, mocked and ridiculed and proclaimed, “Father God forgive them, for they not what they do.” John 15:13 “Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.” And I hear people proclaim their “love” for their brethren, “I would take a bullet for you!!” YET, you can’t even apologize when you hurt someone’s feelings.
You cannot sincerely admit your fault in ANY given matter. Something is wrong with that picture. Here’s a tip, it’s not about you. It’s about Jesus. Are you bringing glory to Him or shame? Just apologize with a pure heart of repentance and reconciliation. If they don’t receive a heartfelt apology, it’s on them. Leave the outcome up to the Lord. #runyourrace
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