Good morning beautiful people! 🌞
This is something that I’ve been struggling with lately and it’s been on my heart to write a post about it. This past Sunday at church the pastor at my church spoke upon the meaning of unforgiveness. We all have people who have hurt us in our lives. It’s up to us whether or not we forgive them or hold on to their abuse and their wrongdoing towards us. For some, it’s easier said than done to forgive others.
I listened to this sermon 3 times because it was so good and I knew I needed to grasp hold of the truth that was being said. Here are some things I learned:
⭐️Jesus forgave all…all of our sins. You are debt-ridden before God
⭐️ Motivation for Forgiveness:
-Don’t look at the problem if they are worthy, look at the cross and consider if you are worthy. If you do that, you would find that you have the capacity to be gracious, and to forgive.
⭐️If you are going to hold on to an offense it is going to torture you. Studies have shown that unforgiveness increases your level of stress, increases your level of depression, increases your propensity for your level of sickness, increases your blood pressure, increases your level for substances abuse, it is killing you.
⭐️If you are unwilling to forgive, then you don’t know Jesus.
⭐️Forgive them for the sake of the cross.
⭐️God says vengeance is mine and you let it go.
⭐️Jesus says to forgive and I’ll make you whole.
⭐️We struggle with forgiveness because we struggle with the simple truth that God hasn’t forgiven you.
💥What does it mean to forgive?
-When we strive against all thoughts of revenge, when we do not do our enemy’s mischief, but wish well of them, grieve at their calamities, pray for them, seek reconciliation. That is what it means to forgive.
I hope this post inspires you to forgive others. It’s not worth harboring over their wrongdoing towards you. It will only hurt you in the end. What is worth it, is living a life of freedom in Jesus Christ and believing that He died for your sins and rose from the dead. He did that all for you. He sacrificed His life so we could have eternal life. For that I’m grateful.
Do you struggle with forgiving others? Comment down below or message me and we can talk about it.
Til’ next time,