I made this sticker as a personal reminder to CONTINUE forgiving.
Forgiveness can be REALLY HARD. When we love deeply we can be hurt deeply. It is especially hard to forgive when betrayal, abuse and trauma, and other really hard situations are at play. As someone who is choosing to follow Jesus moment by moment through the empowerment of the Holy Spirit, I am still called to forgive because of what Jesus has already done for me. Both healthy boundaries and forgiveness is biblical.
This is my reminder to KEEP forgiving…
To continue to forgive when people don’t know the truth and choose gossip over truth.
To forgive those who choose to slander and use their words to intentionally hurt.
This 70 x 7 sticker is the reminder to forgive those who I have put my trust in who proved to not be trustworthy.
This sticker is my reminder to forgive those who have hurt me and done things to me, I would never even think of doing to them.
I forgive those who has abused me, betrayed me, used me for their own selfish desires, and YES, I choose to forgive those within the Body of Christ who used positions for power, control, and manipulation, rather than servanthood.
I choose to forgive, moment by moment, and sometimes minute by minute.
Because Jesus went to the cross innocent, and took the punishment for MY sins. He did what I could never do for myself, SAVE ME.
If He can forgive me and chooses to forgive them, I can surely forgive them too.
Can I do this on my own?
But I can choose to forgive 70 x 7 with the help of Holy Spirit.
So…this is my in my face reminder to walk in humility, ask for help when my heart is cut deeply, and forgive because I am forgiven.
He didn’t just die for me, He died for them too.
Then Peter approached him and asked, “Lord, how many times must I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? As many as seven times?”
“I tell you, not as many as seven,” Jesus replied, “but seventy times seven.