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Forgiveness & Reconnection

Updated: Jun 3, 2023



Two of the many words we often confuse ourselves with the word forgiveness and reconnection. Two words that sound the same, but have different meanings. The misunderstanding within these words can also lead us to be confused as individuals, not only ourselves but for the people who we connect and or surround ourselves with.


 

Questions to consider:

  1. Have I at some point in my life confused about Forgiveness & Reconnection?

  2. What does forgiveness mean for me?

  3. Have I forgiven someone and then later reconnect with them?

  4. Was the reconnection self-made or God-instructed?

 

I have been in many, well enough situations to where I can say that I have experience in Reconnection and Forgiveness. Grant it, there were and still are some situations in which I should have allowed my forgiveness to take part and move on without reconnection. There are family members, friends, and other individuals that I thought their motives and themselves as a whole would have changed over time since having interactions with them as I did. I was sorely mistaken. I do realize that we all have things that are going on in our lives, but they should not cause us to stay the same way.


In my situation, there were specific people that I forgave, they forgave me, and I should not have reintroduced them into my life. I should have moved on. Again, in our mind and our heart we think that these same individuals have changed their ways but in all reality, they are still the same. There are individuals that we sometimes have given our all to, just to make sure that they are ok, making sure that their needs are met, but at the end of the day, these same individuals ARE NOT and WOULD NOT do the same for us.


This is why it is so important to realize the difference between forgiveness and reconciliation/reconnection. Although Forgiveness is clear on both sides of the fence, it does not further grant you to reconnect with the individual.














 

After forgiveness sometimes deliverance from people is necessary. With forgiveness comes time, things do not happen overnight. That is one thing that I myself had to learn. The Bible talks about forgiveness in many scriptures. But the one scripture that I would like to put your focus on is a prominent scripture that I find is very helpful and accurate for these types of issues.


31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. 32 Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.

I want to hear from you! After reading the scriptures that are above answer the following:


  1. Are there any connections that you feel that you should disconnect from?

  2. Are these connections wearing you down or becoming a burden

  3. Do you or have you noticed any changes within the individual that you may have forgiven or reconnected with?

Finally, the bible displays several scriptures about love, and how can we love our neighbor without loving ourselves. How can we love and not forgive? It does not mean that we hate the individual, but it does not mean that we have reconnected with them. Life goes on, and seasons end. Once the season is up with the individual you should not try to force reconnection as it will not go well. I am speaking from experience. Go forth, but USE the WISDOM of the Lord in not just the connections with individuals that you have forgiven but with each and every relationship


God Bless!

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