Have you ever felt that way? I know that I have. Even when you know that you are forgiven, it still stings your self-respect for a while. Jesus loves us and He will forgive us when we confess and repent but people are different. Sometimes they just won’t let it go, even when you ask for forgiveness and tell them you are sorry for what you did.
I think that may be what has caused and is still causing problems all over the world. Humanity’s inability to really “forgive and forget”. It happens when disagreements arise between couples, friends, co-workers, etc. It happens between nations, politicians, and colleagues seemingly on a daily basis. If we serve our Lord the way we should serve Him, these problems would not be such a hindrance in our lives.
I try to serve Him the way I am supposed to but unless I surrender my will to Him daily, I cannot do it on my own strength and certainly not by my own will. Our service to others and to God cannot be done by us on our terms but must be done according to and in obedience to His will for us to bring glory and honor to Him and His Kingdom. If we will do that in our daily lives and in business, our life and our business will prosper because He wants us to prosper and give the glory (credit) to Him who gave it to us in the first place.
Lord, help us all to serve you the way we should on a daily basis. Give us the strength of Your will to do according to it and not our own. Help us to live our lives according to Your will so that our service to You will be acceptable and will give glory to You.