There’s no guarantee that forgiveness will change the past, yet, I can assure you that it will reposition and enlarge the future better than hatred and unforgiveness. Hate is no match for forgiveness.

Somewhere in the wilds of Kurdistan, an extraordinary thing happened. A man killed another in an argument. The murderer immediately fled to the mountains. He was aware that the victim’s son would not rest until the blood feud have been avenged. And, true enough, the avenger went after the murderer.

Fresh signs repeatedly showed the hunted criminal that the avenger was close on his heels.

One day, the culprit was asleep from exhaustion in the shadow of a tree. He awoke suddenly with a tremendous shock: he felt a hand on his shoulder. Opening his eyes, he saw the face of his pursuer. “Are you my father’s murderer?” asked the latter?

“Why try to escape? I can go on. Yes, I killed your father. Now, kill me!” Strangely, the pursuer’s face brightened: “Listen! I am a Christian, and I know how estimable and important forgiveness is. I have been chasing you for weeks to tell you that I am ready to forgive you. I needed to tell you that hate is no match for forgiveness. I need you to come back home and live in peace.”

Many of us today are like the murderer. We run from our guilt, sins, and mistakes. We put off thinking about God. We do not want to be reminded of our guilt and our responsibility towards him. That, too, is an attempt to escape from our righteous God and his punishment.

God cannot overlook any sin. Yet, our running won’t make him overlook them anyway. So, stop running. Bring your sins before God. Confess it all to him. He won’t love you any less. God offered his only son as a sacrifice for our sins.

And he is still pursuing us with the offer of full forgiveness to date.

God love you.

Blessings and Love ❤️

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Whitney Edna Ibe is the Executive Consultant, Life & Mental Health Coach, and Writer/ Editor at Whitney Edna Ibe Consult (Blog),, The Social Talk, and She is in charge of consultations, services, and implementation. Whitney is a full-time Inspirational Blogger and Writer making a living from this new and active medium. I'm also an author and speaker. She started Whitney Ibe's blog in 2016 after she stumbled on a blog post by the blogger; shattered in him. She fell in love with blogging immediately. She explored issues of religion, relationship, culture, society, spirituality, politics, and music. She is doing what she loves to do, writing and inspiring people to become better versions of themselves. Her goal is to add more value to your world than you ever dreamed possible by providing life-changing, inspiring, motivating articles, blog posts, poetry, and short stories. As a life coach, consultant, Edna is focused on an individual's personal development and happiness. She is skilled at providing structured questions to help coordinate an individual's thoughts and has excellent reasoning skills for assisting clients in setting tangible goals. She is accommodating and not prudent with her knowledge. She knows what she’s doing and loves helping others achieve their goals. Many of the top bloggers on WordPress and various websites have learned from her writing style, and it has helped them get their blogs to where they are now. Her website is full of great material to help you follow in her footsteps. She has helped many bloggers, and I can’t praise her enough.  You will learn so much from her.  She has one of those sites that you can easily get lost in reading her excellent posts. She loves dessert,t especially chocolate mixed with whipped cream and strawberries. She enjoys long walks on the beach.

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