Monday, March 10, 2014

Yesterday

One of the wonderful things about raising children, is that sometimes they can make even the best parents aware of their own mistakes.What made me realize my own , one day after chastising one of my children my youngest son made me aware that I was still holding on to his past mistakes, while I was trying to correct him for his current one. It went something like this, Dad I did that last year, why are you still reminding me of what I did in my past? After I cooled down then, thought about my son's comment, I determined that he was right and that I was still holding on to his past mistakes. As a Father I knew it was my duty to apologize to him for doing that and to also make him aware that I was only human still very capable of  making mistakes.So I went into my son's room, then said, Marcus remember our conversation we had the other day? He said, yes (expecting me to say something negative). Then I said you were right and I was wrong about bringing up your past, please forgive me. My son looked up at me,(surprised) then said Dad I am right? I smiled then said yes Son you are and I am sorry.

 After I  apologized to my son, I started to think about the mistakes I have made and why sometimes some relationships, marriages, friendships or families have problems. The big reason why is because even those of us that have a strong relationship with God, have a problem with getting over yesterday , letting go our past and forgiving others, when they have done something wrong. Many of us are to stubborn, selfish or set in our ways to admit it when we are wrong or sorry. That's why so many arguments or problems never get resolved and why some people break up or get a divorce. Its because every time there is a disagreement or an argument the past is brought back up or thrown right in their face.Doing so causes some to defend themselves from the attack and in turn they bring up the others past mistakes or sins. Its a big problem with men and even a bigger problem with some women. It seems people never forget your bad deeds, mistakes or sins, but if you do something good or help them in some way that will be forgotten tomorrow. Then you may think or say to yourself wasn't it yesterday that I said I was sorry and when you supposedly forgiven me for my sins? Why won't some people let things go, then look forward towards tomorrow?I am so grateful that our Father in Heaven is far greater than man, because what happens today or yesterday has already been forgiven, by the blood of his son Jesus! Thank God for yesterday, allowing today to make a way for tomorrow.
Have a blessed day,
Charles

Job 8:9 (For we are but of yesterday, and know nothing, because our days on earth are a shadow:)
Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ the same yesterday, and to day, and for ever.