The very last thing that your enemies want you to do is to forgive them. In fact, your foes thrive when you are enveloped by vengeance and hatred that they have sown in you. So wake up and do not be shackled by the very lock that you have the key too. Remember that forgiveness is the key to your very own personal peace. When you forgive, you release the unnecessary burden and conjure freedom for yourself.
We all need to do the right thing when something wrong has been done; Especially when the mistake is not yours to begin with. Why punish yourself for the wrongdoings of others? Josiah Bailey said it best, "It is the truth that those who forgive most shall be most forgiven." Know that one of the secrets of a long and beautiful life is to forgive each and everyone every night before you hit the sack. Make sure that you purge the malice intentions that others try to force into you. Let it go!
To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.
~Lewis B. Smedes
It is inevitable that your trust will be betrayed by those who are ungrateful; It is unavoidable that your kindness will be abused. However do not attempt to shoulder your anger and disappointment caused by the misdeed of others. You will lose your balance when you place a huge chip on your shoulder. Stop nurturing the leaves of grudge and let them wilt. Remember that you can choose to forgive instead of holding on to it.
It is time to set yourself FREE.
Josh Billings says it best, "There is no revenge as complete as forgiveness." When you forgive, your enemies will immediately be defeated. Instead of hating and remembering, choose to forgive and forget. If you want to move on, it is time to forgive. You cannot pray for something better when you refuse to let go of something bad in your possession. Your prayers can never be answered when you choose not to accept them. To accept your blessings, you need to first let go of your grievance.
- Lisa Prosen
- The most important lesson on the road to spiritual maturity is how to truly forgive. No one likes to be held in their history, especially people trying to make themselves better.
Do not let bad blood and resentment dictate how you live. It is time to release your past and claim the future. It is time stop looking at the rear mirror and release the hand brake. Of course forgiveness does not take away the pain in your past, but it does brighten your future. When you forgive, you set yourself free. Don't you want to life life to the fullest? Don't you want to be free? If God is willing to forgive, them who are we to hold out?
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