Ever heard of the term, ‘Closure’?
Have you ever sort it? Needed it to heal? To move on? To forgive?
Do you know what it means? Do you know where it began? Did you think it was a natural condition of human life?
If you’re a Christian, did you perhaps learn it from Jesus or from someone else who finished strong in Scripture?
Did God who invented ‘forgiving and forgetting’ up to 490 times daily ask that we receive closure for our forgiveness to be complete?
Imagine if God sort closure from us to forgive rather than the free forgiveness He offers us; where would you be on the queue to explain yourself? Will it get to your turn in this lifetime?
This, like many other concepts that we automatically and ignorantly subscribe to will continue to mislead us into a life of pain and bondage.
The term and concept of #Closure was coined by a German Psychiatrist, Fritz Perls (1893-1970), who alongside his wife, founded the ‘Gestalt therapy’, their brand of Psychotherapy, where this thing called Closure evolved from.
Did the people who lived before this time have no offence to forgive? Did they not face disappointment and heartbreak that they had to move on from?
This is the point: before you subscribe to any ideology or school of thought, understand where it came from. Understand its foundations, the lifestyle of the founder and the intention of finding it.
Research what it has done to those who dogmatically stood by it and see how they finished. This is the gift History affords us. The gift of knowledge. The opportunity to avoid already made mistakes.
Now, Jesus too was a man and the things He said could be argued that they also just came from a man and that’s right but in the same way, research the Man, Jesus. Find out what lifestyle He lived, why He said the things He did and how He finished.
Also, find out how those who have subscribed and followed His teachings have finished and make a decision but never ignorantly subscribe to any ideology without understanding that which you do.
God is no more winking at ignorance (Acts 17:30).
Why Jesus’ teachings for this Writer?
“Sanctify them in the truth; Your word is truth.”John 17:17
“I have said these things to you, that in Me you may have peace.”John 16:33
“We begin our Christian life by believing what we are told to believe, then we have to go on to so assimilate our beliefs that they work out in a way that redounds to the glory of God. The danger is in multiplying the acceptation of beliefs we do not make our own.” Oswald Chambers