If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.(2 Chronicles 7:14)
3. Humble yourself
Last time I shared that you make make a decision which is backed up by appropriate action, I’ll like you to note that there are certain actions which will never be fruitful until you first humble yourself in the sense that you had to accept that you were wrong and all the consequences which will follow due to you actions. This time we’ll be looking at humbling yourself when asking for forgiveness.
Many people who ask for forgiveness from people they have wronged or betrayed think that the fact the their apology as been accepted means that thinks will automatically go back to where they were before and unfortunately that’s not so, the younger son was forgiven by his father and still had his position as a son but he had no claim to his father’s property because all that was left belonged to his elder brother. And he said unto him, Son, thou art ever with me, and all that I have is thine. It was meet that we should make merry, and be glad: for this thy brother was dead, and is alive again; and was lost, and is found.(Luke 15:31-32).
If you betray somebody’s trust and you are later on forgiven, know and accept that you have to start from scratch and earn back the trust you lost, this is something the youngest son knew because his demand from his father wasn’t for him to go back to his former position but to be among the servants, he humbled himself fully knowing that he is a biological son of his father but was willing and humble enough to want to start from the bottom. I will arise and go to my father, and will say unto him, Father, I have sinned against heaven, and before thee, And am no more worthy to be called thy son: make me as one of thy hired servants.(Luke 15:18-19).
You need to learn to be humble enough to accept that you were wrong and also that you will have to work hard to bring back trust and fellowship you lost from either with people or God.