It is such a simple word yet the action has so much profound and life changing outcomes. Forgiving someone is not as easy. It is one of the most difficult tasks that many of us (including me) can’t do. Learning to forgive someone is a daily commitment. You have to learn to just clear your mind of all the negativity and most importantly cleanse your heart of any ill feelings or doubts towards that person who has wronged you. A lot of people talk about wanting to move forward in their lives but we can’t fully move on if we don’t have a forgiving heart. We tend to dwell on a lot of things especially when someone does something to you. From personal experience I am currently dwelling on a situation in my life and I can’t seem to let go. The one thing I have seemed to do is just remain humble and not act on the situation. Thoughts run through my mind about how I can get revenge on this person or what I can say or do to this person so I can hurt them like they hurt me. The one thing that is keeping me sane and humble is that I know that God has a plan for me in my near future and I don’t want to mess it up by being vengeful because someone has done something to me. The next step in the process is to forgive and forget. A lot of people say you can forgive the person but you don’t have to forget what they have done to you. I do believe that you can’t forget but I think you can put it behind you because if you want to forgiving you have to forgive and put that particular situation behind you (forget about it but also learn from it to avoid it happening in the future.) I love that God is a merciful and forgiving God because somedays I really don’t know where I would be or how I would act if I didn’t try my best to just put a lot of stuff that go on behind me. Forgiveness is hard but it is the key to a better life. Forgiving someone is like a breath of fresh air, a new day or a new experience. In the end you feel like a new person or like a huge weight has been lifted off your chest and you can finally breathe again. Forgiveness is also the key to love. You can’t claim to love someone but not have a forgiving and merciful heart because every time that person does something wrong you will hold it against them and it will eventually wreck a relationship, family or friendship.So take the act of forgiving some one as a daily commitment. Take your time, sit down and just have a chat with the person you need to forgive. Never let a crazy situation mess up your path in life. Open your heart again learn to forgive.
Allow God to work in your heart and never hold onto things