An unforgiving heart isolates you. You may think of it as self-preservation. You are PROTECTING yourself, right? In reality, it is actually wreaking havoc on all of your relationships. Don’t take my word for it though. Think about it for a moment. Just that one unresolved issue can eat away at you so you push away people you love and who really love you. Innocent people.
Unforgiveness is the ultimate game-changer/deal-breaker. It will change the shape of who you are, and not for the better.
When we are in pain, we say and do things we would not otherwise do.
Forgiveness does not mean you are letting someone off the hook. In fact, it’s quite the opposite. Forgiveness heals YOUR heart. Forgiveness brings freedom to YOU. Eventually, it translates into letting go of the fear of being hurt again – which in life is a certainty.
I wish we lived in a world where we didn’t hurt each other. But that is not the case. It is my ultimate fear in life that I might cause pain, which I have, unfortunately. Others have hurt me, too.
No one is losing sleep over the fact you have not forgiven them. People don’t think about you half as much as you think they do. Who is it really hurting?
Closure is an illusion. It does not exist. Time to let it go.
Don’t blame God. What’d He have to do with that person being a moron? Nothing. Stop holding Him responsible for the crap people do.
You cannot control what others do. You can merely control your response.
You may come to a place where it is yourself you have to forgive. When I get that piece of the puzzle figured out, I will let you know. I have mastered the art of self-loathing. When I fail, I assure you, there’s no possible way someone can be more disappointed in me than me.
I have been forgiven much, so I in turn must forgive.