Thursday, January 13, 2011

Feeling or Choice?

Before unpacking anything else we need to talk about who you need to forgive.(Refer to your list from yesterday)

Forgiving is not a feeling. It is a choice. You can choose to live in resentment and bitterness or you can choose to forgive. Just an FYI..NOT forgiving only hurts you. The person you are not forgiving will not loose sleep, get an ulcer, experience stress or experience poor health because you refuse to forgive them. You will! Not forgiving only hurts you and it hurts you in several ways.

Some of you are thinking.."Well you just don't know how badly they hurt me" or "You wouldn't forgive them either if they had done this to you".

Some of you are struggling to forgive the hardest person of all...yourself.

I suggest if you can not reach forgiveness on your own that you find a good book on the subject, talk to your pastor or priest about it or seek therapy.

You MUST forgive if you are to live in peace and in health.


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