All you have to Do is try
by Pato Banton
After a recent conversation with a close friend, I was surprised to find out that he felt unworthy to think of himself as a Child of God. The guilt of past mistakes were so deeply rooted in his mind, that he couldn’t forgive himself and this caused him to doubt his relationship with God and stagnate on his Spiritual Path.
I had to remind him that Jesus said, “The Father in heaven has forgiven you even before you have thought to ask him” and that all we had to do was to be forgiving of others when they hurt our feelings. Jesus also said, “Now, mistake not, my Father will ever respond to the faintest flicker of faith.”
So I would also like to encourage anyone who is doubtful about their relationship with God, to simply take one step each day. Embrace the fact that you are a work in progress, with unlimited potential. Remember that God loves you more than you could even imagine, and if you are truly sorry for any mistake that you made in the past and you have learned from that “lesson”, you are already fully forgiven. So take a moment to pray and talk to Our Heavenly Father each day. Take a moment feel God’s Love for you, deep within your heart and then share that love with your brothers and sisters in your circle of human contact.
All we have to DO, is try and God will help us on our way.