Sometimes we have situations in our lives were we must set someone free. It is our nature to want to control things. We tend to control people, too, when we leave them feeling guilty when it lies within our power to emancipate them. How do we free them?
*Forgive that person totally by refusing to tell everyone what we know.
*Keep the person from feeling intimidated. Keep reaching out to them.
*Enable the person to forgive themselves.
*Let the person save face.
Allow them a sense of self-esteem, a sense of dignity and self-worth. When Prime Minister Joseph of Egypt looked at his eleven scared brothers and said, "It was not you who sent me here, but God," he was letting each of them save face. (Gen 45:8)
Philemon said,"If he has done you any wrong or owes you anything, charge it to me." - another person set free.
(Photo by Bill; thoughts from The Sensitivity of the Spirit)