For God can only be God. “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, nor are my ways your ways,” declares the Lord (Isiah 55:8). Humans will never be who God is. We can keep striving to be better than what we are, but the fact still remains, there is only one God. We do our best to be loving like our God, but that doesn’t mean that we won’t run into evil that is down here on this earth. Every thing that looks good and sounds good isn’t, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t have love in our hearts and it doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t forgive others of the evil things they have done. Yes, we should have love in our hearts and be willing to forgive. Since we are not God, we can’t say what evil a person will or will not continue, but we can pray that hopefully they have changed. Of course, since we don’t know, we should watch and pray and ask God for guidance and wisdom in all situations. Should we continue to forgive and invite the rapist, abuser, or thief in? I think not. We are not God, but what happens if you have seen the true character of a person over and over again? Should you continue to be ignorant of what can happen? Only God can judge, but if you love yourself enough to stay out of harm’s way, then are you wrong? I think not. God loves you and He wants the best for you. We are not all knowing, only God is. Forgiving others is necessary, but being a victim again and again is not.
~Love yourself and remember God loves you~