I recently was convicted to forgive someone who I'd been friends with for over 11 years, but had ultimately had enough of being her dumping ground and just let everything spill out. Here's where I was completely at fault, I hadn't been completely honest with her. When something happened with her that I was bothered about, etc instead of telling her, I just kept it inside. It all came spilling out when I ended up being the last or one of the last to find out she was getting remarried. The first to call for bad news, the last for good and when it was such big news. I was hurt, furious and let me just say everything I'd held back came spilling out in one very long email. It was NOT my finest hour. It was one of my worst to be honest with you. A month or so ago, I felt GOD urging me to forgive her and try to renew our friendship, slowly.
So I reached out and asked her for forgiveness, she gave it and asked me for hers. We have been slowly communicating via fb, emails, and the other day she called me and after her husband called to tell her some great news, she called me first, so share good news.
It's a start and although we're not as close as we used to be, I think and pray we'll end up with a healthier and more even friendship, and most importantly an honest one. I'm in constant prayer for her and our slowly rebuilding friendship. It's a work in progress and I think that's important
thing going slow, not pushing too fast, and truly letting GOD guide this friendship.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Posted by Christy at 6:46 PM