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Words We Should Say Today; I'm Sorry, I Love You, and Thank You
We can never bring back a day, we can never undo what’s been done and we can never do something that we didn’t, all the what if’s will remain a haunting question, and all regrets will always be when it’s too late. Time is a gift from God, opportunities are privileges, and a moment is a treasure.
It’s foolish to stay idle and procrastinate; it can be devastating to wait for another day to say you’re sorry or ask forgiveness, to say thank you, even for the simplest thing, and to say I love you to a person so dear.
So take a moment and let me show you words that shouldn’t be left unsaid today.
Romans 3:23;For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God;
Ephesians 4:32 - And be ye kind one to another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another, even as God for Christ's sake hath forgiven you.
Luke 6:37 - Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven:
Mark 11:25 - And when ye stand praying, forgive, if ye have ought against any: that your Father also which is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses.
Ephesians 4:26 - Be ye angry, and sin not: let not the sun goes down upon your wrath:
Luke 6:27 - But I say unto you which hear, Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you,
Proverbs 3:5 - Trust in the LORD with all thine heart; and lean not unto thine own understanding.
If there is one thing that deters these words to be said, it is PRIDE. It is a selfish act and most of the time the root cause of broken relationships. It is a food supplement to our self-indulging and boastful egos.
At the same time, you shouldn’t be so ashamed of what you’ve done wrong to the point where you can no longer find courage to face the consequences, and do what needs to be done. Every day that goes by without us asking forgiveness can cause a permanent damage to a temporary bruised condition.
To say we’re sorry or to accept an apology is not humiliating nor is it a sign of weakness; rather, it is an act of love and humility. And to be sorry is to be sincere when saying it. To forgive means to no longer hold on to the wrong that have been done against you, it is a decision. A decision to do what's is right.
Besides, who are we to condemn someone with their sins when we ourselves are sinners? We’re not sinners because we sin; we sin because we are sinners.
We must keep in mind that a humble act of asking forgiveness and forgiving is the most efficient and lasting remedy to save and restore a wounded relationship. But a well fed ego and a towering pride destroys everything, both us and the relationship.
Saying sorry is not just for grave offenses; to ask forgiveness and to forgive applies to even the smallest of errors because something small can turn into a big chaotic mess.
Don't forget to forgive too!
- -Control your emotions! Don’t let it control you, you must control it. Best way to do it is to P-R-A-Y.
- - Look at the person! And not the offense! Your relationship is worth saving so don’t let a mistake (no matter how small or big it is) convince you that it’s not!
- -You make mistakes too. All are sinners remember? Just because another person did you wrong won’t make you blameless and suddenly turn that person into the devil. FORGIVE and you will be forgiven. One day it will be you in their place ;)
- - Start fresh! When you forgive you forget the offense but keep the lessons learned. When you forgive it means you are willing to forget the pain and hurt it caused you. And hold on to whatever it taught you, to make the relationship stronger and to avoid what it failed to avoid in the first place.
- Don’t try to wash hands when they’re obviously dirty. The only way to get those clean is admit your sin and put on humility!
- Don’t be neither scared nor discouraged, go ahead and say sorry! The longer you take to say it the deeper the wound gets and the more difficult it will become.
- Move on and start fresh! When you’re sincere in saying sorry, you’re bound to get positive results but if not, at least you did what was right and what you needed to do, just trust God and keep going.
A lot of us think that saying thank you is not that needed anymore. I for one believe that these words are two of the most heart warming words there are.
The means doesn’t justify the end. Receiving an expression of gratitude should not be our ultimate motivation. Committing a selfless act for the sake of others should be purely out of love and sincerity, and not so we can put it on our “I’m so good” list
Saying thank you is really not that hard, it will just come out naturally when the heart is moved because of a good deed or a good word.
Sometimes we have the opportunity to say thank you for a long period of time, but most of the time we are only given a brief moment to utter these words. If failed to say it, we might forever regret it. It can also be kind of a selfish thing to not to say it to people we should say it to.
Proverbs 3:27; “ do not withhold good from those who deserve it, when it is in your power to act. "
We shouldn’t withhold appreciation to people that deserves it, nor should our pride be so blown up and so believe that we shouldn’t say thank you anymore.
A thank you is best said as early as possible and as often as we should. It’s like giving out pieces of love!
I pray that we will all grab the opportunities to say thank you! And treasure the moment of receiving these pieces of love!
"i Love You"
When learning a new language we usually ask for the translation of “I love you” first. It’s because people just love these words but sadly, most of them take it for granted.
It may be true that to show someone that we love them is much better than saying it but it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t say it at all. We shouldn’t just show them that we love them because they will never be rest assured that we do. But we also shouldn’t just keep on saying that we love them because unless we show it, our love can come off as vague and uncertain. It’s finding the perfect balance of showing and saying our love.
To regret not saying how much we love someone can be the most excruciating regret we could ever suffer from. That is why it is a must to make sure that everyone that we love both feels and hears our love each and every day or in every way or opportunity that we can, because tomorrow might be taken away from us.
Let us love one another, show our love to one another and never forget to actually say it.
God is love. He didn’t need us. But he wanted us. And that is the most amazing thing. ~ Rick Warren
God is love. Therefore love. Without distinction, without calculation, without procrastination, love. ~ Henry Drummond
When the time comes for you to die, you need not be afraid, because death cannot separate you from God’s love. ~ Charles Surgeon
Saving us is the greatest and most concrete demonstration of God’s love, the definitive display of His grace throughout time and eternity. ~ David Jeremiah
Look at our Savior, Jesus didn’t only show His love, He also openly and sincerely declared His love for us. He was not afraid to show it and He was also not ashamed to say it. Thank you Jesus!
John 3:16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
Romans 5:8 but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.
1 John 4:7-8 Beloved, let us love one another, for love is from God, and whoever loves has been born of God and knows God. Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.
Proverbs 8:17 I love those who love me, and those who seek me diligently find me.
John 13:34-35 A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another: just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. By this all people will know that you are my disciples, if you have love for one another.”