Remember, forgiveness only gets you back to even. It is only until you begin to bless others that you move into positive territory.
For example, it’s not enough that you patiently endure the slow service of a sullen clerk behind the counter—writing it off to a long day and low wages. You only move into positive territory when you bless that person, when you make a positive contribution in their life, when you leave them feeling a little better when you leave than before you arrived on the scene.
- The ONE THING for today: Forgiveness is good, but it is mostly about you. Blessing others is where the real progress is.
Matthew 5:44 (NKJV)
But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you.