I’ve been forgiven. More times than I can count. By more people than I probably even know about.
I’ve been forgiven. By the only One who truly matters. He who died for me, on a tree. Hung there, bled there, gave up Himself for me.
Forgiven. I am forgiven.
So why……is it hard for me to forgive? Even those closest to me?
I don’t have to bleed, hang or die to offer forgiveness.
Yet, this……forgiveness is hard for me.
I could blame it on the mental and emotional abuse from my past. I could say it’s just a part of being human….a sinner.
While all those play a part….they are truth….I do not want, no, I won’t allow these things to win.
I want to forgive as I have been forgiven. I don’t want to hold grudges when I’ve been wronged, or when someone I love has been.
I want to truly live out “Let Go and Let God”.
Holding onto things wears you down. Emotionally. Mentally. Eventually physically as well.
Life becomes more exhausting, your spirit sours and your attitude becomes bitter.
Peace and an unforgiving spirit can not abide in the same heart. <—- Tweet
You must be willing to let go. Let God handle the situation, the person. He’s better at it anyway.
Forgiveness is a gift. From God. He’s given us the gift.
We in turn must share this gift. It was freely given to us. Now we must give it away ~ freely!