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Daily Wisdom

Why are we so quick to judge, condemn, criticize, or attack others? When it comes to other people, we often become so intolerable of their mistakes and failings, while we are so gentle and slow in judging ourselves.

How good it will be if we can reverse the situation, if we can learn to be quick and very critical in judging ourselves, and gentle and slow in judging and criticizing our neighbours. The late Dr. Wayne Dyer, once said, if you have a choice to be kind or be right when dealing with others, choose to be kind.

Try to show a little kindness today and see what difference it will make in the lives of others and you too. Become more tolerable, more forgiving and less critical of others around you. And remember this message from our Lord, “If thy hand offend thee, cut it off,” is a word for our sins; for the sins of others, “Father, forgive them.”

Daily Wisdom

Do not carry the past with you like a prisoner in chains. So many people go about with their past this way and as a result they are forever stuck and unable to make any progress in life. Every new day, God prepares abundant blessings and opportunities for us, and holding to your past mistakes and failures will prevent you from experiencing these gifts that come with the new day.

According to Micah in the bible, God buries our sins (past) in the depths of the seas and trample them, so why do you now go about fishing your past and taking inventory of them? Continue reading Daily Wisdom

Each Of Us Is A Trespasser

“For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” – Matthew 6:14,15

Folks we are guilty of trespasses
Each of us is a trespasser
We do things we ought not to do
We say things we should not say

We think things we should not think.We are trespassers and our forgiveness come from God. If we have this understanding in our hearts, then we will learn to forgive others.

Matthew 6:14,15 clearly tells us; if you know you will not forgive others who hurt you, who offend you. If you are still holding that grudge in your heart, then pray that you will not sin and need God’s forgiveness.

FORGIVE AND MOVE ON

“None of us can change our yesterdays, but all of us can change our tomorrows.” –Colin Powel (Former US Secretary of State)
Most of us go through life as if we have a big anchor behind us, that is weighing us down. If we could just release it, we would be able to move faster and succeedin life more easily. Are you holding on to past hurts, past anger, or fear? The truth is we need to let go of the past to embrace the future by forgiving and moving on.
“As long as you don’t forgive, who and whatever it is will occupy rent-free space in your minds”—Isabelle Holland. Folks, anger, resentment and the need for revenge do waste valuable energy that could be directed toward positive actions.
I know how hard it is to forgive and move on. I have been robbed of my actual exams grade, I have been heartbroken and betrayed my people I really loved, I have been taken advantaged of in some of my business dealings, I have been wrongly accused of something I never did. But after each of these experiences, I forgave the other party because I know that if I didn’t, past hurts would eat away at me and prevent me from focusing on my future. Believe me whatever hurt you are feeling, know that I have felt some of them too.

Here are 6 steps that would guide us in the process of forgiving:

1- Acknowledge your anger and resentment

2- Acknowledge the hurt and pain it created

3- Acknowledge the tears and self doubts it created

4- Own any part you may have played in letting it occur or letting it continue

5- Acknowledge what you were wanting that you didn’t get, and then put yourself in the other person’s shoes and attempt to understand where he or she was coming from at that time, and what needs the person was trying to meet by his or her behaviour

6- Let go and forgive the person.

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