“And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive him, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.”
Scriptures about forgiveness of sin are very important because they teach us that even though we make mistakes, we can be forgiven. The atonement, it literally is so, so important and many of us take it for granted. In my mind when I think about Jesus Christ, I think about ‘perfection,’ and becoming more like him, each day. And the only way to do that is to practice the teachings of the Gospel, right? And sometimes, we fall short of those teachings but we must continue to practice even when we do fall short.
Practice to be humble, practice to forgive, practice to read and not only receive the gift of the atonement but learn to forgive yourself too, that’s how powerful the gift of the atonement can become in your life.
Sometimes, we make mistakes and when we do a bad thing, then feel guilty for it, we are experiencing that “Godly,” sorrow from our mistakes but because of the atonement, we have the opportunity to repent from our sins and try to become more like Christ. Every Sunday that you go to church, you renew yourself, you promise to do your best all the time—not just on Sundays, which if I can be frank, I see a lot more often than not. These “believers,” will go to church and preach then come Monday, those very same “believers,” are total different people.
And that’s where the gift comes in, whether your making an unrighteous judgments or picking on people because your life might be full of trials, you can be forgiven—all you have to do is accept Jesus Christ as your Savior and redeemer and your on the perfect track. I hope that you can find peace, happiness and love constantly in your life. You’re one of a kind, made by the power of God and you have the power to be the greatest, to be the best you can—all you have to do is try.