Forgiving someone is not usually for the other person but for yourself. Forgiving is your closure, forgiving is knowing that you can move on with your life without the hatred and the bitterness
There has been many times in my life where I know I needed to forgive someone. There has been times where I didn’t want to, I didn’t want to because I thought it would show weakness. I was to angry and hurt to ever think it was possible to forgive. Iv’e been taking for granted, I’ve been stabbed in the back, I’ve been selfish, I’ve hurt other people.
In life, you have to understand that as christ followers we are called to love like my other blog said. When you are called to love everyone doesn’t mean that no one will ever hurt you. I thought that, I thought if I became the best possible version of myself then I would be okay. I thought that if I love everyone then no one would ever think of hurting me but that’s not the case. People make mistakes, we are human believe it or not.
Here’s the thing, when someone hurts you, the first thing you need to do is pray for forgiveness. Pray that God will help you forgive that person so you can move on with your life. Pray that God will continue to give you peace and accept what had happened. I’ve been hurt many times in my life and every time I handle the situation in such an awful way. I never came at people with love, I was bitter, angry, and hurt.
This past week, as something has faced me, the moment I found out, I prayed for God to help me forgive because I know he forgives me when I mess up so I knew I had to forgive to move on. & it was the best decision I have ever made. Because a week later, here I am and my heart is completely filled with love and I truthfully have forgiven.
Look, I know that you are hurting and you don’t understand why they did that to you. I understand you feel it’s not possible, I know you feel that you just can’t ever in your life forgive that person but if you don’t stop being selfish and feeling sorry for yourself then you won’t ever move past it. You won’t ever learn to move on.
God will continue to bless your life and will fill continued to fill your heart with love but you have to take the first step which is praying for forgiveness.
“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.”