Forgiveness, Grace, and Excuses

When working to improve an area of their life, people believe they must have a “no excuses” policy. I agree with this SO LONG as we agree on what an excuse is. And so long as we make lots of room for grace and forgiveness – also to be understood the same way.

What is forgiveness to you?

Does it mean “to just forget about something”, or “just let something go,” or to imply something “is acceptable?”

To me, forgiveness is NONE of the above options. Somethings are just simply NOT EVER acceptable, they will never be forgotten, and letting go is a NOT a simple, flippant process. To me, forgiveness is like writing off a debt – acknowledging that something has indeed been violated, but no longer expecting something from the past to be compensated in the present or the future. It is removing power of past actions that keep you from success today and tomorrow.

What does forgiveness have to do with money?

Did you know forgiveness is one of the most powerful willpower boosters?! Studies continue to show that participants change the tested habit with greater success and maintain it for longer periods of time when forgiveness is applied.

When you think about it, it makes sense why God provided us a Savior from the very beginning of an earthly experience designed to create habits, interactions, and relationships with a much higher skill level than when we start. It’s like He understands our brain and really wants us to succeed. Weird.

As a financial coach, I am not interested in judging you for anything. I am not interested in rubbing your nose in past decisions or current financial frustrations. I am interested in helping you break free from negative patterns and limiting beliefs. I don’t play hard ball. I don’t play manipulative games. I simply offer hope and a customized way out of what you DON’T want to do with your money into what you do want to DO. And, I help you find forgiveness for the things you didn’t know and power for the things you do. Cuz all that is how you win with money.

Created by Ruth Soukup from Living Well, Spending Less

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Published by Ruth Liebel

I am a mother of 4, wife of a surgeon and soldier, girl of the Southwest but I love The South. I am a formally educated financial counselor and a Ramsey Preferred Coach. I love my work and want to empower others to live abundantly through budget, boundaries, and beliefs. What can I help you accomplish today?