Forgiving someone does not make you weak.
Forgiving shows you understand that human nature is flawed to the point that we cause anguish having no regrets at that moment or remorse. We all are guilty of hurting someone whether it was intentionally or not.
You may have cared that you hurt them and then again you felt like they deserved it. Honestly, not a soul alive deserves to be hurt. Unless, you know the root of their troubles and what has shaped them into this awful cold-hearted human being you have no reasonable excuse to hurt anyone emotionally or to retaliate against them.
“Hurt people hurt other people”, strangely they find some sort of pleasure seeing others miserable.
Knowing this about our flawed nature will help you better understand why it is so very important to forgive. God knows, from my personal experiences how hard it is to forgive when you would rather bash their head in!!!
Oh no, that is not healthy for not only them but for the spiritual being that lives inside of you. You are a bright light shining ever so bright but every time you HATE or HURT another human being that light inside of you becomes dimmer and is finally replaced with darkness.
Forgiving does not mean you have to continue to endure a person’s abuse there comes a time you must forgive them and move on to the next chapter in your life.
The most important aspect of forgiveness is having the ability to let go! Holding on to things that someone has done to you in your past will keep you from enjoying the wonderful future you have right in front of you.
Open your eyes and let your heart heal so that you can receive all the blessings that are waiting for you.
Forgiving sets you free! Forgiving does not allow others to have power over you!
i enjoyed reading and ‘receiving’ this post. forgiveness is hard – especially self-forgiveness. i am good at forgiving others – 95% or so at the time. but myself, not good. thanks for writing this.
Oh my! That makes me sad 😦 you must forgive yourself!!!