Back in January I blogged about some unfinished business concerning unforgiveness in my life. Here we are 7 months later and I haven’t gotten much further in this business of forgiving. However, in my devotional time on Friday, God showed a truth I hadn’t seen before.
I was reading through Overcoming Unforgiveness, a chapter in Beth Moore’s book, Praying God’s Word, and she confirms it is ok to talk to God about these people. She writes, “I mean learning to tell on them to God. Yes, I’m talking about tattling. Learning to tell God what they’ve done to you and how upset you are. Learning to tell Him all the things you feel and how unfair you believe someone has been to you.”
This is so NOT christianese for me to say. But I love the thought of tattling to God! Growing up I was never given permission to tattle and if I did, I was in big time trouble. But now, I feel free to tattle all I want to my Abba Father. The thought makes me giddy!
God even confirmed it through one of the verses Beth shared. Psalm 62:8 says, “Trust in him at all times, O people, pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge!” Refuge, there’s that word again. My 2014 word! Not only has God given me permission to tattle, but He is promising to be my refuge when I do!
Now, let me add a disclaimer here. I realize God doesn’t want us to stay in the tattletale mode from now to eternity. Yet, he does give us permission to pour out our hearts to Him. The Good. The Bad….and more than I like to admit. The Ugly! My thoughts are that if once God and I get through this tattletale business, we will start working on the unforgiveness. Doesn’t that sound like a great plan!
For now, I gotta go. I have some tattling to do! What about you?Read More