Forgiveness

When someone says that they forgive you do they really mean it?  Do you really mean it when you say it?  Forgiveness is letting go and not returning to it.  Although we aren’t perfect, we have to honor Gods word and forgive wholeheartedly.  Don’t say you forgive just to say it because if you bring it back up, you really did not forgive.  I have heard people say, I forgive but I don’t forget.  This is what Luke 17:4 says about forgiveness; “And if he trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him.” There are many times when any of my family or friends upset me or hurt me I just let it go, but did I really let it go?  To be honest, I can’t say that I have let everything go because there were things that I spoke about in my book that hurt my heart to the core, but I never told the person or people who hurt me.  It was therapeutic to write it out because it allowed me to let it go and not dwell on it.  I realize that we were all young and didn’t really consider one another feelings, but I hold no grudges about it and I hope no grudges are held against me. I love everyone with the love of God and one thing I have learned is that you have to give a person an opportunity to apologize to you.  If you don’t tell them that they hurt you or offended you how will they know?  Matthew 6:15 sums it up for me, “But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”  This is why I refuse to hold a grudge and I suggest all of you reading this feel the same way.

If there is anyone you have been unable to forgive, just let it go and forgive them anyway because your life depends on it.  Thank you for reading my blog.  God bless you!