If I have not told you how amazing it is to work at Integrity Music lately, let me take the time to do so now. AMAZING.

I love that every Wednesday morning we have chapel and the owner of our company shares his heart with the staff. Today was so timely and so powerful. First, Carlos led worship for us. Can’t wait to tell you more about that later. Mike began talking about the power of forgiveness. Here are a few notes that I hope will rock your world the same way they rocked mine:

  • There is a terrible downward cycle that follows this order: Expectations that we have about someone or some thing are not met (either your mistreated or you have been wronged) which creates the opportunity to forgive or not to forgive. If we do not forgive, Hurt and Disappointment set in. The state of not forgiving someone then leads to offense. After we are offended, our love grows cold. Once love has grown cold, we move to a state of betrayal, and this is where we break relationship.
  • The watershed moment is not when our expectations are dashed, that WILL happen, it is how we respond and if we choose to forgive. 
  • If we choose to forgive a new cycle starts: Forgiveness and forgiving others leads to Gods power being revealed. When Gods power is revealed, Mercy is released. Mercy always triumphs over judgement. After Gods power is released, we can then move into the Destiny and Purpose God has for that situation. 
  • Love covers transgressions 
  • when you forgive, you have to let whatever “it” is go.
  • You know if you have forgiven by if you still bring “it” up. 
  • The enemy WILL attempt to coax us to re-engage with what we have let go
  • Luke 17 – They asked for more faith, so they could forgive
  • If you do not forgive, YOU can not be set free. Even if you did not do anything in the first place. 
  • When you think of the person that did not meet your expectations, what do you think about? If you think about the letters you wish you would have wrote or the conversation you wish you would have had to set them straight, you have not forgiven. 
  • If you are dwelling on “it” still, you have not forgiven. 
  • You will never achieve your calling until you deal with forgiveness. 
  • Gods promotion comes when he knows you can forgive. 
Again, I freaking love Integrity. 
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