Forgiveness is probably one of the most difficult hurdles I had to overcome or rather incorporate into my life. But more so having to forgive yourself.
As we grow up we tend to make a lot of mistakes and we blame ourselves for them as well as others. There is no such thing as a perfect life and we are guaranteed to fail at some point. What is most important though is to learn to let go of whatever mistake you made and learn the lesson from it.
We are human and we are bound to make the wrong choices but what’s important is to find ways in which one can move forward instead of crying over spilt milk. Don’t be hard on yourself, its Ok!
Learning to forgive others, man… This is easier said than done. It is such a process actually because you first have to come to terms with what they have done, accept it, then find a way to release the pain they have caused towards you. Ever thought you had forgiven someone and you are “over” the situation? Then every time you see them you get all heated up again and kinda like want to curse them? Lol, yep sweety you haven’t fully forgiven that individual.
I remember how long it took me to forgive someone who hurt me, it took me about 2 years to fully forgive them. *rolls eyes* When I didn’t see the individual for months or weeks I’d think I’m ” over” the situation and the pain they brought me, but whenever I’d see them I’d get annoyed, angry or emotional. Honestly prayer is actually the key. Its not something you get over in a day or two it actually takes time and once you give yourself that time you will literally be set free. It is such a relief and no matter what the individual does or says they just don’t have the power over your life.
Forgiveness is for yourself, setting yourself free from all the anger and pain. Don’t let that individual or circumstance take over your life!
For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
Matthew 6:14-15 NIV