Forgiveness is a choice and the only person you have control over is yourself.
The only attitude you can control is your own. We can’t control what other people do, how they act, or what they feel. We can only make choices for ourselves.
For instance, Paul knew his story was less than perfect.
Before his conversion, he persecuted Christians! But he didn’t let the sins of the past stop him from becoming a mighty Christ-follower. He received the title of apostle because he wasn’t afraid to truly let God transform him. He gave his weaknesses to God and became a new man. The former enemy of Christians became one of the most influential leaders of the early church.
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