Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Saying You're Sorry

It is never easy to admit when you are wrong. Seeking forgiveness is a very humbling experience. You can (and likely will) pour out your heart, having thought very carefully of the words to use and their delivery, but it is left to the person whom you have wronged to either accept or reject. No matter the response, you have to be able to forgive yourself and move forward. I made such an apology and received a terse response which, in all honesty, I deserved. I was not expecting a warm reception, or even a reply but I felt like a jerk nonetheless. An apology should never take long to deliver, the more time you allow to pass, the less likely you will be to make it, and the more hurt the person who deserves it will be. I cannot change what I did, but I can change how I behave in the future. I will not continue to beat myself up about something that has already happened. I will simply do better.


  1. Sounds like you have the right idea to me. "Forget those things which are behind and press toward the mark of the high calling..."(Philipians 3:13)

    Recently, I heard someone speaking about the fact that when we can admit when we are wrong w/o "jumping off the deep end" about it, we are maturing. I have been trying to do that myself. I think it is part of a healthy self-concept.

    Beautiful post!

  2. Hey LaSandra! Thank you for that. It is always hard to apologize knowing that you may not be forgiven...Your blog has been a constant source of inspiration over the years. Your love for God, family and being a light to those who are searching in the darkness continues to force me to examine myself. Love you!