Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourself with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And, over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
Being a Christian doesn’t mean that life will always be easy. It doesn’t mean that you won’t have tough, intense conversations, painful experiences, loss of loved one, broken dreams, or never experience disappointment.
Girlfriends–the Lord knew we would most likely face all of these in our lifetime. He specifically chose the flogging of Christ, the suffering of Christ and the resurrection of Christ for us to model in our own life. The Lord instilled a strong sense of Bravery into Christ as he carried the cross (and our burdens) to the alter.
Being a Christian does mean that you will be honest in your dealings, truthful with your words, loving in your actions, and humble as you walk with grace and mercy extended around your neck as you daily forgive all the trespasses against you.
You, too, can be brave enough to be the Christian in which you are called to be. Who do you need to forgive? Do you need to make an apology to someone? How can you show love to those around you?
What are you carrying with you today that needs resolution? Commit it to prayer and see God work.