FORGIVE (verb) –to give up resentment of or claim to requital for <forgive an insult>
-to grant relief from payment of <forgive a debt>
-to cease to feel resentment against (an offender): pardon
This topic is often deemed taboo in both natural and spiritual conversations. On one hand we all agree that forgiveness is necessary; however, we also agree that it is hard to truly forgive someone who has wronged you. I thought about writing a great blog post about how I’ve finally taken heed to the warning from God, studied the Bible, subsequently applied the scriptures, and conquered this giant called “FORGIVENESS”. The length of that post probably would’ve been equivalent to my future dissertation therefore, I opted to record a video instead. Just click play to hear how I gave it to God and he provided me with the tools needed to slay the giant named “FORGIVENESS”.
My keys to ultimately saying “I forgive you” were drawn from studying what God says about the topic in his word. Through devotion time and Bible study I learned that your prayers are hindered when you don’t forgive, the same grace and mercy you wish to receive should be given unto others, and though forgiveness is deemed hard it is definitely doable. The most important thing I learned is that FORGIVENESS IS A REQUIREMENT, NOT A REQUEST. Yep, God requires us to forgive others and I promise that every benefit and blessing gifted to you from The Most High will be worth it.
During my study I also came across a new movement called the #iforgiveyouchallenge via a play I saw by Laterras R. Whitfield. This play was centered on forgiving others as God forgives us and learning to move forward from any bondage that comes from holding onto hurtful life experiences.
I hope you enjoyed this blog post and the recorded testimony of my growth in this area. I truly pray that you too find peace through forgiving all those that have wronged you knowingly, unknowingly, and even indirectly. I challenge you to check out and join the #iforgiveyouchallenge movement because my life is much sweeter thanks to the peace received once I completely let go.
Make this week peaceful,