Monday, June 3, 2013

When It’s Time to Say I’m Sorry

Have you ever received an apology only to discover that it wasn’t really remorse that was the motivator, rather a desire to rehash? 

That is a pet peeve that I have, yet I’ve certainly been guilty of it too.

As fallen human beings, sometimes our tendency is to add attachments to apologies…

I’m sorry, but…    

         While we proceed to 

justifying wrong actions
ut the blame on someone else.

The next time you have occasion to express that you are sorry, make a point to evaluate your attitudes and motives first. 

If you need to talk it out, do so, but apologies that we don’t really mean aren’t the wisest means to open up a discussion. 

Save your apology for when you are ready to say I’m sorry, asking for forgiveness, and ending with a period.   

With some effort, you will be more able to give a true apology with a genuine commitment to restore and set things right.

bearing burdens (graphic from



Anonymous said...

Yes, that has happened to me before too-many times!

I like to try to help my children past that as well, since they seem to do that!

Great post!

Stephanie said...

Thank you, dear friend! Your posts always make me think and search my heart. I really appreciate what you had to say. May the Lord bless you :)

Hugs and love! Have a beautiful week!

Little Birdie Blessings said...

Thanks for the reminders, there should never be a "but" in an apology. Even if they never come we are supposed to forgive. Love that you used one of my graphics, isn't that one so sweet. ~ Abby

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