A Thousand Choices a Day

Posted on August 16, 2022 by Catey Stover in Victory Call


Is it an event? Or a process?

Is it based on our feelings or on our choices?

God calls us to forgiveness.

“And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32

“Therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, put on tender mercies, kindness, humility, meekness, longsuffering; bearing with one another, and forgiving one another,” Colossians 3:12

To not forgive would be disobedience. Is it difficult? Yes. It may even seem impossible at times.
Forgiveness is a choice, a decision we make at a point in time to obey God and forgive our offender.

However, that is not the end of it. From that point forward, probably a thousand times a day to start, we need to choose to keep our word and to think, act and show the forgiveness we decided to give.

We need to choose to not dwell on the offense.

We need to choose to not continue to talk about it with others.

We need to choose to treat that person with a heart of forgiveness.

We need to choose to trust God with the details of consequences.

Although there may be consequences due to the offense, they should not be used as a weapon of retaliation or revenge.

We need to choose to NOT hold the offense against the person.

Is forgiveness an event or a process? Yes. The event or decision we make to forgive is then lived out through a thousand choices a day.


Written by Diane Hunt: Diane Hunt serves on the board of America’s Keswick and is the Executive Director & CEO of Changed Choices, a Christian non-profit in North Carolina. She is also a biblical counselor and women’s event speaker. For more information about having Diane speak at your next event please contact her at dhunt@americaskeswick.org.

Think About This: “We can live life confidently and boldly with the knowledge that wherever we go, whatever we do, whatever struggles we may face in life, we are walking with the God who holds the entire world in His hands.” – Christine Trevino

The Daily Bible Reading: Psalm 105-106Romans 15:1-20| You can download our 2022 Daily Bible Reading Plan by clicking here. 

This Week’s Verse to Memorize: “The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom, And the knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.” –Proverbs 9:10

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