Ever feel like your faith life is stuck in a standstill pattern? If our faith is boring us, it needs something to spur it along because God is not boring. Heaven is filled with actions and passions and new things. God creates. He makes all things new. All things mean every relationship, every situation, every broken dream, and every disappointment. Every day is new. Every day something grows. Every day things change. Every day our prayers have the power to partner with God and impact change. Here are some things to try to surge forward a faith walk:
1. Try Forgiving Someone
Forgiving someone starts with a choice to do so. The Bible tells us to do so. But we have to overcome the parts that shout, “They don’t deserve it. It’s not fair, it’s not right. It’s not what happened.” It may be true that the person doesn’t deserve it. But it’s still not something I want on my heart. I want to be rid of the yucky feeling of unforgiveness. God is going to be better at making things right than a conversation from me will do. If I hold on to it, only human results will happen. If I give it to God, He can work on the things that only God can work on—like a human heart change.
To stay unforgiving is to be on a path of bitterness that moves from unforgiveness to resentment, to retaliation, to anger, to hatred, to violence and more. I want off of this path. So it’s time to forgive everyone who’s failed me or let me down or betrayed me, or broken a promise, been dishonest or lied—and move toward freedom.