It’s important in life to stop once in a while and take inventory. We’ve talked a lot lately about God and His requirements and forgiveness. We are required to forgive those who have sinned against us. Why? Because God has in His mercy and grace chosen to forgive us. And, by the way, we certainly don’t deserve to be forgiven. God doesn’t forgive us because we deserve it; He does so purely because He is merciful.
Now the person or persons you need to forgive as you take inventory probably don’t deserve to be forgiven either, any more than you do. But still God says, “Forgive, and you will be forgiven.” Forgiveness is not about feelings; it’s an act of the will. It’s a choice. We can chose to forgive, and when we do, we remove any hindrance to our own forgiveness as well.