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Forgiveness Friday

Are you ready to forgive?

One of the greatest reasons why I extend forgiveness to the people around me is because I am honest about how flawed I am.

When I was younger, I would battle with the idea that I do so many things wrong. I always had a reason or logical explanation as to why I made a mistake or let someone down. I would never admit that I had messed up or did something wrong. For example:

“if the person driving in front of me would go faster, I wouldn’t be late”

“if you would just mature, I would be able to be honest with you”

If you make a mistake, no matter what the explanation is that follows, you must ask for forgiveness. The word of God is says to ask for forgiveness every day.

We serve a God who wants us to come to Him with our troubles and our problem so that He can exchange our issues with His provision and grace.

If we do not learn how to acknowledge our wrong doings, then we are saying that there is no need for a savior. Everyone makes mistakes, its time we learn to turn those mistakes over to the only one who can fix them. God.

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Lesson from my Daughter

My daughter taught me to love myself. Birthing a beautiful chocolate princess with cotton coils and a dimpled smile opened my eyes to the beauty that is me. The way she studies how I hold my shoulders curve my lips and tame my hair brought awareness to how I carried myself.

 I had to think …

 “Am I teaching my daughter to like herself or love herself?”

“Am I putting up with my looks or appreciation my looks?”

Before my daughter I had not considered the importance of presenting myself to the world. Not as a performance, but in an intentional way that says, “I am important, I am loved, and I deserve respect.”

While I compliment my daughter and show her love, I realized that the most effective way to teach her self-worth and confidence is to SHOW self-worth and confidence.

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