Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Anita Sasaki


Pag-aralan na patawarin ang ating sarili :
Panahon na sa pagninilaynilay natin sa ating sarili. Panahon na para magpatawad sa mga kapamilya, kaibigan at iba pa. Ngunit minsan ang hirap magpatawad.

Sa sarili natin, di ba't madalas tayong nagkakasala.Tao lamang tayo, di po ba? Kaya minsan ang hirap paniwalaan na palagi na lamang tayong pinapatawad nang Dios. Napakabait Niya!

We have a hard time believing that God still forgives.  Sometimes we are so fed up with our sins that we figured He was fed up with us, too.  But He was not tired of forgiving us again and again.

For I will forgive their iniquity, and I will remember their sin no more. (Jeremiah 31:34)

Ultimately, it was this incredible love that healed us of our addiction.

Through the years, we meet many people who already asked for God’s forgiveness, but can’t seem to forgive themselves.

First, we seem to think that our sin is bigger than God’s love for us. That’s pride. God’s love is bigger than our sin.

And second, we seem to think that our moral standards are higher than God’s standards. That’s pride. Allow Him to love us in our brokenness. 

And third, let’s love ourselves.

Akala natin, gusto nang Dios na mamatay tayo sa hiya. Mali po. When we  focus on our sin, we’re not focusing on God. Focus on God. Focus on God’s love for us. Or we  fall into despair. Think of Judas and how despair killed him.

How do we fall?  Let me count the ways.

If you don’t forgive yourself, you may have these problems:
- You’ll have unresolved guilt nagging you.
- You’ll always be recalling past failures.
- You’ll be pessimistic and negative, or even suffer from chronic depression.
- You’ll be seeking revenge toward yourself at different times.
- You’ll manifest self-destructive behaviors.
- You’ll be disrespectful towards yourself.
- You’ll be indifferent toward yourself and your needs.
-You’ll be defensive and exhibit distant behavior towards others.
- You’ll be controlled by your fear of failure, rejection, and non - approval.
- You’ll have an emotional vacuum in which little or no emotions are shown.
- You’ll be suspicious about others’ motives when they’re accepting of you.
- You’ll experience chronic hostility, sarcasm, and cynicism.

It is a sad life!

Make a decision now to forgive yourself.
Before we even forgive ourselves - or even ask forgiveness from God—answer one question.  Have you really sinned against God?  Or have you just failed someone else’s standards?

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