“Good sense makes one slow to anger and it is his glory to overlook an offense.”Consistent Forgiveness is a trait few people have. The average person will hold onto bitterness for a long time before ever considering forgiveness.  The problem is that holding on to bitterness does not do you any good. “Well, I’m just keeping my guard up so that they can’t hurt me anymore”… The problem is that when you keep your guard up you stop any future help along with the hurt. Keeping your guard up will keep out healing. Holding on to bitterness is like ripping a scab open every time it forms-you keep the wound open and never allow it to heal.
Forgiving someone is the only thing that will start the healing process. You might not trust them right away, and that’s probably a good thing, trust has to be rebuilt. However, holding on to an offense will not solve anything and will just keep you crippled to developing other relationships.
It is wise to overlook a wrong that is done to you. You show love to the person who committed the offense, and you remain healthy. Forgiveness not only helps you, but gives you an avenue to speak life to the person who failed. It gives you an open door to come and pick up someone who has fallen.
Living this way might lead to more people hurting you, but you will heal a whole lot faster and be an example to many.
It’s not easy, but it’s the best way to live your life. Even when your anger is “justified”, it will speak volumes about your character when you can let it go.

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One thought on “Forgiveness

  1. People don’t understand that forgiveness isn’t for the person you are forgiving it is for you. Holding onto anger hurts you not the person who hurt you. It is a waste of energy. Forgiveness will set you free.

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