Friday, December 5, 2008


Driving home from dinner with friends tonight, I just heard a snippet of what I think was probably Focus on the Family. The topic was essentially letting God carry your burdens for you. But on the topic of forgiveness, this was a phrase that jumped out at me...

When you forgive someone, you aren't letting them off the hook, you are just letting them off of your hook.

And the lightbulb pops on...

It's pretty easy to get bent out of shape over the big D (that's divorce, not Dallas for those of you who are from Texas) and what I perceive to be the wrongs that I am suffering (and please hear that in a slightly sarcastic voice) but in reality, its not my problem. God can handle the Boxer as He sees fit, and he will face consequences for his actions. My job is to forgive. Shudder.

However, I have some good motivation.

a. God says to forgive.
b. There is not much worse than the divorcee who cannot stop complaining about how awful his/her ex is.

I'm going to bed now to ponder this further. But really, there's nothing to ponder. Just some action required!

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