You can deal with it now or you can deal with it later!
Because; we can continue to live and do things for a while; we have a tendency to place it on the “Back-burner.
Personally; I know some people “In the Church”.
Let me interject; we have a tendency; to expect for someone that has accepted Jesus to act differently from someone that has not accepted Him. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
We can receive Jesus and not be fully committed to Him.
Because we can still function to a degree; we continue in un-forgiveness.
When a Spouse hurts or offends us
When a Parent hurts or offends us
When our Children hurt or offends us
When the Preacher hurts or offends us
When a teacher hurts or offends us
When our Brother or Sister offends us
The Person at the Store; the parking lot offends us; etc.
What about when the shoe is on the other foot and you have been the one doing the hurting and the offending?
My Bible states:
Matthew 18:7: Woe unto the world because of offences! for it must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the offence cometh!
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.
Mark 11:26: But if ye do not forgive, neither will your Father which is in heaven forgive your trespasses.
Too often we have a tendency to judge.
Matthew 5:22: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
Jas:4:11: Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge.
Jas:4:12: There is one lawgiver, who is able to save and to destroy: who art thou that judgest another?
James 4:13: Go to now, ye that say, To day or to morrow we will go into such a city, and continue there a year, and buy and sell, and get gain:
James 4:14: Whereas ye know not what shall be on the morrow. For what is your life? It is even a vapour, that appeareth for a little time, and then vanisheth away.
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:
When God; has forgiven. That is it.
Luke 7:47: Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little.
Sin is unrighteousness:
1 John 5:17: All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.
There is no need to think that your sin is bigger than my sin; if it is not right. We have both been disobedient.
Romans 6:23: For the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
We will get paid!
2 Corinthians 5:10: For we must all appear before the judgment seat of Christ; that every one may receive the things done in his body, according to that he hath done, whether it be good or bad.
Bottom line; if we want to be forgiven; we must forgive. So the only choice that you have is to forgive.
We must forgive for our own sake. While you are setting up hurting; etc. They are enjoying their life.
I am not to be concerned how someone else spends their time. I have enough issues trying to deal with Barbara (Me)
Note: One of the worst feelings that I have ever experienced in my life; I experienced in a church in Oklahoma. I was really involved in the church. Someone that I cared about had done something that I felt was not right. I can’t explain the hurt. I just decided at that point and time. I should never ever feel that way in Church. God can place you in a position where you will have no choice but to deal with it. I urge you while you have an opportunity to deal with it. Deal with it. Remember; anythng you will not confront; you will not deal with. Confront your own self.
Matthew 18:15: Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee, thou hast gained thy brother.
Matthew 18:16: But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every word may be established.
Matthew 18:17: And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican.
Not everybody; receives this.
When the person that you need to go to will not receive you.
If someone; does not want to talk to you. Don’t get into sin trying to explain the Word to them.
Be sure that you forgive. Keep the communication open between you and God.
Talk to God; not to ask God to make them to do what you want; talk to God; he know that you have tried and He knows that you have been rejected.
When; you have done that. It is now in God’s hands.
Pray; let go and let God deal with the issue. Don’t ever let what you are going through; hinder your Praise and Worship.