I decided against doing my initial blog on making amends being more for you than the other person. I prayed about it. I got my answer. It is what it is. I also didn’t want to say anything that I’d later regret. I’ve taken several blog posts down (really, all of them) b/c many were out of line, and although they illustrate what I felt at that moment, that doesn’t mean that I have the right to cause any more hurt to anyone who may have been pained by my words in the past.
What I will say is this:
I have to remind myself sometimes that giving everyone the benefit of the doubt doesn’t always work when emotions are involved. I think that’s part of the price you pay with being the type of person who at least tries to see as much “good” as possible instead of assuming up front that everything is all bad.
I won’t make this long or drawn out but something just came to me and hit me like a ton of bricks. I was feeling bad at one point about something very particular. And as I’m sitting here working on something totally unrelated, something said ‘the intention wasn’t good.’ It was on repeat over and over again.
So I researched to see what the Bible says about people with ill intentions + praying for those who abuse you in any manner. Above is what I came up with. And that’s all.