How many feel that a score is being kept, a record of wrongs accumulated throughout the years?
Most times we are not even aware that we have hurt someone with our words, actions or even a facial expression.
Digital communication in the form of email and text messaging as well as social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter have now brought in a new way to possibly offend so many with simply a key stroke.
Whether we realize it or not we all keep a scoreboard in some form.
This life is a numbers game at every turn.
Let’s begin with the day we are born:
How much does the baby weigh?
What day you are born determines what year you will graduate high school. (You might miss the kindergarten cutoff by one day and miss a whole year.)
SAT scores determine college placement and scholarships.
Where one graduates from can sometimes mean the difference in your salary.
Area codes and zip codes denote your financial class.
How many “Likes” on an Instagram or Facebook Post can determine a person’s value in different circles.
“I am deeply grateful that God turns off the scoreboard when I fail. He doesn’t simply forgive when we repent; He removes our sin as far as the east is from the west (Ps. 103:12). With God, forgiveness means that our sin is out of sight and out of mind. May He give us grace to extend forgiveness to those around us.” Continue reading Here.
A dear friend of mine asked me why I observe the season of Lent.
My answer is that this designated time is for me to intentionally focus on God and prayer. A time for self-examination and penitence in preparation for Resurrection Sunday also known as Easter Sunday.
An opportunity to Turn Off The Scoreboard, pause, examine, refrain, repent and reset.