Tis the Season to Forgive

Forgiveness, what is forgiveness?

Forgiveness defines as: (noun) the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven 

I used to have a very hard time with forgiveness. I felt so entitled of my feelings, that I felt others didn’t matter and I should never have to forgive anyone unless I feel like it. Look at the immaturity, but I also look at my progress and see growth.

I’ve learned the importance of forgiveness and why I should continue to forgive others not matter how hard it may be at times.

Never underestimate the power of forgiveness. When we don’t forgive others, we aren’t hurting them, we our hindering ourselves from true joy and receiving the blessings God has for us.

Of course I use Jesus as my example, he forgave us over and over and over and he even died for us, why can’t I be so quick to forgive? Why must I continue to question the situation instead of forgive and move on? WWJD? (what would Jesus do?)

I have learned not forgiving someone, doesn’t hurt the person who hurt you, it actually hurts you. You have to forgive people for your health, you peace of mind, and for your over all out look on life.

Let Jesus be the example. He gave his life for you to be forgiven. He knew we would fail him but yet he still forgave us.

Easier said than done right?

PRAY! PRAY! PRAY!

Prayer and constant communication with Jesus can help you with forgiveness, I mean who better to learn from than Jesus himself.

Talking with Jesus daily will get you through any situation and know that he is with you along the way and will help with healing and forgiveness.

I think too often we allow our pride and emotions to take over and the thought of forgiving someone is to far fetched, but keep in mind what the Bible says about forgiveness:

Matthew 6:15 “But if you do not forgive others of their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins” NIV

I keep that bible verse close to me because I too one day would want my Father to forgive me. The gift of forgiveness is worth more than any amount of money or material possession.

If someone hurt your feelings….forgive.

If someone wronged you in someway….forgive.

If someone lied on you….forgive.

Your relationship didn’t work out…..forgive.

This holiday season, give the gift of forgiveness.

Merry Christmas & Happy New Year.

Blessings.

 

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  1. Roland

    Hello. I came across your post on Facebook in one of the blogger groups and I love this post. I agree 100% with everything you said. I especially liked how you included the Bible verse that tells what happens when you don’t forgive. We are not perfect, and we never will be. If Jesus can forgive us for our sins and he is King, why can’t us as humans, who aren’t perfect, forgive one another? I have been through a lot in my life, some my fault, others their fault, but the one thing I always wanted was forgiveness. I forgave, why can’t they? Thank you for the post. I honestly think I needed to read that as 2017 is coming to a close and finally try to move on with some things that has been having me so stressed out everyday.

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    • Crystal Shea

      Thank you so much for your kind words and taking the time to read my post. I do want to encourage you to take all your worries and stress and give them to Jesus. He will help you. Jesus did not give his life for you to stressed, he gave his life so you could live abundantly. Just pray and talk with God. Let him guide you. Look at your blessings not your burdens. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. Blessings to you and your family.

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  2. Pure Glory

    This post about forgivenesss is so important. We all need forgiveness and have to extend it in order to receive it. God has been dealing with me to forgive like Jesus Your point to ask Jesus to help me forgive is well taken. Thank you! Merry Christmas! Happy Forgiveness New Year! Blessings to those who curse us.

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  3. lindamkwriter

    Good thoughts on forgiveness. So much easier said than done. We should not feel guilty when the hurt is huge. It can take some time to achieve true forgiveness. As you say, pray, pray, pray, and I’d like to add, forgive yourself when you struggle to achieve forgiveness.

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  4. Tonya Snodgrass

    This is so true! Thank you for challenging us to seek forgiveness. Like your title says, it is the perfect season for it. Everyone is so happy and excited for the holidays and the coming new year. What better time to let go of past wrongs than now?

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