Written By Benjamin Dankaka
Change your mind on that matter.
Although God has an unchangeable nature, He changes his mind. While He doesn’t change His image, word and promises, God changes His mind anytime He forgives. The Psalmist says, “The Lord is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.” Because our God is compassionate and merciful, He forgives. And forgiveness doesn’t take place until there’s a shift in the mind of the forgiver. You see, when we offend God; He gets angry. But God’s anger doesn’t last forever. He replaces His anger with mercy, the moment we ask for forgiveness.
I have heard people say, “I won’t change my mind.” You hear that often whenever a person refuses to forgive. For such people, being tough means they have to be unchangeable and rigid. So they never change their minds and attitude towards their offenders. That kind of attitude is ungodly. In case, you still think God doesn’t change His mind; recall what transpired between Jesus and the Syrophoenician woman. The woman begged Jesus to drive a demon out of her daughter. Initially, Jesus didn’t want to do it. But when He saw the woman’s faith, He changed His mind. Change your mind on that matter!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me for my stubborn heart. Amen.
REFERENCES/FURTHER STUDY: Psalm 145:8; Mark 7:24-30
Unless otherwise stated all scripture quotations are from the Holy Bible, New International Version.