A Parable of Forgiveness: Brewing and Drinking Acid and Steeping in Resentment Every Day Destroys Us and our Relationship with Jesus Christ by Brian Cimins

Forgiveness-Quote-Parable-Drink-Acid-or-Grace-From-Jesus“For me, lack of forgiveness, anger and resentment were my greatest addictions. It was like brewing and drinking a cup of acid every day. I was addicted to the pain and my mind constantly reminded me I was thirsty for it every angst filled day. The enemy, the Devil who deceives the whole world, even appears as an angel of light and whispers,
“Remember what he or she did to you?” or “remember all those who stole money or ideas from you?” or “remember those who let you down and hurt you? Drink the acid.” The acid started destroying me, figuratively speaking, it wore away my lips, my tongue, my throat, it destroyed my stomach and sweat out my pores burning my skin. Lack of forgiveness was my TRUE addiction and when I physically, emotionally and spiritually destroyed myself with lack of forgiveness and I could no longer drink the painful acid, then anger, resentment, sadness and revenge set in, new BROAD paths to future destruction. I would, figuratively speaking, verbally throw acid on those who harmed me or closest to me, every time I suffered or was accused of the past. Father God, brothers and sisters, beloved ones, please forgive my transgressions, my sins of the past. I was blind and now I see. Jesus showed me how much He loved me. He called my name and I learned who He was and He revealed to me how He forgave the ones who killed Him while hanging on the cross said, “Forgive them Father, for they know not what they do”. How could I not forgive others with all He did for us? Jesus is the only one who can truly heal our broken hearts and souls, He taught us ultimate forgiveness and give us eternal life with Him. We are saved by grace through faith alone in Jesus Christ…”He restores my soul”. Please put down the cup of acid, remember He forgave ALL on the Cross, even while we were still sinners giving us eternal life to those who simply believed in Him. Please put down your cup, “go and sin no more”, don’t brew more anger, don’t steep resentment tea, remember what He did for us and forgive someone today, even wretched sinners, just like you and just like me.” – Brian J. Cimins of http://YourStrategyCoach.com

I must admit that I am some obscure Author of too many Books including the sequel to “More Was Never Enough” (154,000,000 views and growing on YouTube) but too ashamed or uncomfortable about their content to release them in the Past.

Thank you for bringing me “into the cave” Seth Haines (Author of ‘Coming Clean’) and Mark McVeigh for asking the right question to me to break me out of the shell I’d been in so long. Sometimes, we must admit the divine appointments as the miracles unfold and express the gratitude overflowing from the result of those blessings.

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Thank you to my mentors Pastor Andrew Rappaport (the one who brought me to Jesus), Frank Mullis, Dave Gustavson, Ted Voltmer, the brave men of women of ‘More Than Conquerors’, all the amazing people at The Chapel who help others out of the kindness of their hearts, all of those who volunteer to serve others in time of need, thank you to all my brothers and sisters in Christ, thank you and blessings to those who’ve hurt me and a special thanks to my Pastor of Care, Pastor Mike Bethune who’s strength perfected by weakness has been personified before me to be a guiding example.  “Start walking”, he said, “Walk by faith and not by sight”, He said.  Here I am…God Bless you always and forever in your walk with Him or back to Him.

If you do not know Jesus…please let me introduce you to Him:

Thoughts on Compassion and Forgiveness by The Dalai Lama – Thoughts by Brian Cimins

Although we totally oppose their action, their activities, we always can keep COMPASSION to not develop hatred towards the person. On that basis…to develop FORGIVENESS – Tenzin Gyatso, 14th Dalai Lama

Regardless of your religious beliefs, please put it aside for a brief moment.

The Dalai Lama shares his point of view that regardless of the enduring pain someone may cause you, YOU still control your own thoughts and response and ultimate actions. If someone is harming you, you don’t need to harm them back, it creates an endless cycle of pain and more suffering. Rather, realize that the person harming you probably is suffering more than you can imagine or fathom and it might be creating a tremendous amount of negative energy inside them causing their negative behavior. At a minimum, we can pray for them, show them compassion and possibly, one day, they will see the error in their ways and change for the better. Everyone makes mistakes in life, but casting stones at those people immediately shows a block towards forgiveness, which ultimately leads to happiness.

Please Keep on the TRUE path of happiness, control your thoughts (take a deep breath) and don’t let others actions, mean spirited words or hurtful actions take YOU off your destined path. Happiness is just around the corner…KEEP PUSHING FORWARD!

Your Strategy Coach,
Brian John Cimins

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