Forgiving Can Be Hard
The whole concept of forgiving someone that has wronged you is definitely easier said than done. I think it’s natural to want that person to pay for their wrong-doing. And sometimes, when we choose to forgive, it can almost seem like they are “getting off.” They are being found not guilty. But that’s not the case. But, what you are doing, is dropping the charges. Have you ever been to court? If you have, then you know how draining and time consuming and life sucking, it can be, even to the innocent party. The same is true when faced with forgiving someone. If you allow yourself to dwell on the wrongs, the what ifs, the shoulda, woulda, couldas, it will eat you alive. You’ve already had the injustice take place. Now, will you also let it rob you of your future?
Forgiving is for You
There is no peace without forgiveness. But in the moment when you find the strength to rise above your circumstances and to take back the control that comes with forgiving, there you will find freedom. Forgiving is not about being weak. It’s really an amazing feat of strength. Very few can truly forgive, let go, move on, bless and release. But the ones that do, those are the ones that live a full life no longer caged by the bitterness that comes with unforgiving. Who do you want to be? What do you want your life to be remembered for? I don’t know about you, but I know enough old, whiney, bitter people to kick me onto the right path. I want to be a light and a joy to be around and full of life. Those things can’t come out of someone burdened with bitterness and unforgiveness. Check out this video for a few other suggestions I offer for fighting the funk of bitterness: P.S. Comment below with how you have overcome bitterness and ended up forgiving or comment if this helped you in any way. Love hearing from you all!Digging Deeper, Jessica Bowser Nelson