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The Power of an Apology

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The toughest words for some people to say are “I’m sorry.” Apologies are too often viewed as a sign of weakness. Pride and stubbornness cause people to dig their heels into the proverbial ground and refuse to admit their relationship mistakes.

As hard as it may be to do, apologies are extremely beneficial, not only to others but to us. When we say “I’m sorry,” we’re owning responsibility for our weaknesses, failures, brokenness, sinfulness, and insensitivities. An apology is a good reality check for us. It’s is a sign of self-awareness and emotional maturity. It’s also a way to grow in humility.

When we grow in humility, we position ourselves for blessings from God. James, the apostle, reminded us of this in James 4:6 (TPT) “ … God resists you when you are proud but continually pours out grace when you are humble.”

This verse alone should motivate us to be quick to acknowledge our failures. It should remove from us any hindrance to stepping up and saying “I’m sorry!” The opportunity to access increased grace and favor from God should make apologies attractive to us!

Pastor Dale