Forgiveness is defined as, to cease to feel resentment against (an offender): pardon forgive one’s enemies; to give up resentment of or claim to retaliate; to grant forgiveness (Merriam-Webster, 2019).
Forgiveness is just what it says, to forgive. It means you let things go, and you don’t hold a grudge. You sincerely mean to forgive someone.
Forgiveness is a conscious decision to forgive. A deliberate decision to release feelings of resentment or vengeance towards a person who has harmed you, regardless of whether they actually deserve your forgiveness.
Forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting, nor does it mean condoning or excusing those who have offended us. It simply means you forgive that person and you no longer let the offense bother you! You hold no resentment or ill will.
I’ve been told forgiveness is not just for the person you are forgiving. It is for you as well. You see if you are holding a grudge or have a problem with someone the best thing to do is to let it go.
That problem or grudge is negative energy, it means you no good! So why hold on to it? Seriously think about all the time and energy you are wasting holding onto a grudge or thinking about a problem. Let it go! Release the negative energy and allow yourself to forgive. Forgiveness is positive energy. Forgiveness allows you to grow.
I encourage you to think about the grudges you are holding onto, and ask yourself are they worth it? Are they worth your peace of mind? Are they worth you failing to grow into your purpose?
I encourage you to let go of the negative energy you are holding onto and forgive those who have wronged you. Release the pain and work through the problem so that you may grow as a person.
Silent forgiveness counts! The other person doesn’t need to know unless you want them to. Forgiveness is for your growth, not theirs.
Remember you were born for a purpose! You are in this world for a reason! It is up to you to find that purpose! Learn to forgive so that the negative energy doesn’t hold you back!
“Never forget the three powerful resources you always have available to you: love, prayer, and forgiveness”
H Jackson Brown, Jr.
“The weak cannot forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong”
“I believe forgiveness is the best form of love in any relationship. It takes a strong person to say they’re sorry and an even stronger person to forgive”
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