Matthew 18:35 “So My heavenly Father also will do to you if each of you, from his heart, does not forgive his brother his trespasses.”
In the verse above Jesus tells of a parable where a man was forgiven a great debt, but this man did not return mercy to others in the same thing that he had received mercy for. How could we not forgive others when God has forgiven us for so much?
If you have not read part one, I suggest you do so before reading on in this post. Click here, http://shallspeaktonations.wordpress.com/2012/05/07/dont-despise-small-things/
Now to continue where we left off…
I don’t hold it against him though, the same was done to him and he was only continuing on the destructive cycle of sin; I forgave him a long time ago. In fact we are friends again to this day, because Christ forgave me, how could I not forgive him? I am not boasting in myself about this, its a work of God in my heart and He deserves the glory. Because of this event though I have much more compassion on people who struggle with homosexuality and I can relate much easier to those who have been molested as well. What Satan intended for evil, God has used for good.
Because sexuality was introduced to me so young, I was already playing around with pornography and masturbation since the age of 12 or 11. I always loved God and never intended to walk away from Him, but I wanted to just play with sin. I justified it with telling myself I would have a good testimony of how God saved me someday, which was a lie from Satan.
This is part two in Matt’s series, Don’t Despise Small Things. This is a great testimony to God’s love for us, even when we wander off (as I did) and leave Him in the dust. If you need hope, or a story that ends well to inspire you in your walk with Christ…or are just curious about God, then this article is for you. Written by Matt over at Shall Speak To Nation’s Blog, this is well worth your time to read.
If you missed part one, you can find it here, http://inspirationalchristiansfortoday.com/2012/05/18/dont-despise-small-things/.
To finish reading this installment, please head over to http://shallspeaktonations.wordpress.com/2012/05/09/dont-despise-small-things-part-2/ While you are there why not check out the rest of Matt’s site and let him know you were there!