In response to The Daily Post prompt, Teach Your Bloggers Well.
We forgive so we won’t become bitter and defile those around us. Hebrew 12:14-15
How fantastic time actually flies,
It was a year and a half that I didn’t recognize.
I have already forgiven,
Apologies given is taken.
I free myself to agonize.
If I must teach someone, I would best-drawn learning base on the experience itself. Like everybody knows “experience is the best teacher.” Yesterday daily post prompt talks about forgiving and forget. I honestly told that forgiving is the foremost thing we should do because forgetting takes a while. Forgiveness is not easy. In fact, I suspect that many of you here today are already bristling at the idea of extending forgiveness to someone who has hurt you. It’s an unnatural act. We desire justice and vindication. We want to get fair . . . No, we want to get ahead! To forgive, someone requires God intervention. This isn’t an ordinary act…It takes a lot of you to go beyond what we knew is just a natural.
There are several cases forgiveness is peculiar. How else do you explain a parent who can forgive someone whose child is murdered? How else do you explain the spouse whose partner console to commit adultery? How can you ask someone whose pain have caused more than their what they risk for? These may be some of the unfeasible dilemma forgiveness could possibly work for. But God has worked through with them. Forgiveness frees us from any agony that we intend to dwell because of the bitterness of the pain we are through. But forgiveness can liberate us physically, as we start to revitalize us good health against stress. It allows us to rejuvenate our mental being as we began to think of the positive thoughts after the anxiety. That we lifted ourselves spiritually to seek God leaving behind our worry.
I wanted to share a good read I have browse that is entirely helpful to look up the brighter side of forgiving. Originally posted on Mind Body Green
We must understand that forgiveness may not heal the relationship with the person who hurt us easily. The person we forgive may not even see anything they need to be forgiven of. It may seem that they are indifferent to the pain they have inflicted. Forgiveness may not affect the other person at all. But we must extend forgiveness anyway as an act of trust in God. We must forgive because we choose to do what is right, not because of the response we hope to get from the other.
We also need to realize that we cannot wait for someone else to make the first move. We feel the person who offended should be the one to make the first
1. Forgiveness doesn’t mean what happened was OK, and it doesn’t mean that person should still be welcome in your life. Forgiveness just means that you’ve made peace with the pain, and you are ready to let it go.
2. Forgiveness is not something we do for others – it’s something we do for ourselves.Not forgiving someone is the equivalent of staying trapped in a jail cell of bitterness, serving time for someone else’s crime. As I wrote earlier, you make the choice to either dwell on the pain caused by others or you want to forgive and move on.
3. Gandhi once said, “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” It takes a strong person to face pain head-on, forgive, and release it.
4. Forgiveness isn’t always about others – it’s also about forgiving yourself. Guilt never makes anyone feel better. So always remember to forgive yourself and move on.
5. To forgive someone is the highest, most beautiful form of love. You might just find that you get a sense of peace and happiness in return
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