Carla Y. Nix

Walking In My Purpose

POWERFUL – SAY IT, BUT MEAN IT!

Posted by hashiki on October 3, 2008

Something we all love to hear is, “I love you”.  Love is a beautiful thing, no doubt.  Love is powerful and the phrase has a way of lifting a person up.  Especially when it’s said and meant from the heart.

Yet, there is another phrase that is equally as strong –  “I’m Sorry”.   It can even be said when love is not involved.  It only takes a decent human being with a civil heart and a good conscious to be able to express remorse.

Oh, remorse, yes this is about remorse.  It’s not just the words “I’m Sorry”, but the feeling that should rightfully drive the statement.  Remorse.

Nobody in this world is perfect.  Everybody makes mistakes. No one is always right.  We all do stupid things.  We don’t always make the best choices and we all have the capability of hurting someone.  Why is it so hard for us to be remorseful when these things happen, especially  when it hurt others?

I do a lot of teaching and speaking on the power of forgiveness.  It’s quite important for all of us as human beings.  Forgiveness frees us.  But, this message is for the one who does the hurting. 

Some people seem to have a problem with admitting that their action may have been wrong.  It’s hard to confess that you messed up.  It shouldn’t be, but we make things so difficult.  When your error has harmed another person, you should have some type of sorrow about it.  It is terrible when we expect others to forgive us, move on, not feel hurt, or to just let it go, without taking any type of responsibility for our actions.  All we have to do is acknowledge our wrong.  Own it.  And by all means, do not blame others for the error of our ways.  Especially the one we’ve hurt.

Some do feel remorse, but are too proud to express it.  Why do we think it makes us less of a person to say that we were wrong, we messed up, and that our actions brought pain to another, or others?

Is there somebody you need to talk to today?  Do you need to make a sincere apology to someone?  If you love them, you ought to want to do this.  But even if love is not involved, just the fact that you are a good person and that you love yourself (and most of all, God), you ought to be willing to say – “I’M SORRY”  – And mean it!

Blessings!

Carla

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