Hello! Its so wonderful to be back blogging and sharing my heart through this platform. This has been the longest break i have ever taken from writing because so many changes have happened over the past couple of years since i have been offline a whole topic for another day but I am now back to stay 🙂
Today, i would like to share on a subject that has been heavy on my heart recently, forgiveness. This is a daily topic we face and for most of us, a very challenging topic, I for one can definitely testify to the number of times i have found myself in a back and forth battle with myself. The challenge i had was i always felt that the people who had done me wrong did not deserve my forgiveness because that made me vulnerable and made me seem weak for letting them get away with the crime of disappointing or hurting me. I always thought forgiveness will lessen the offence they committed, that it would make my feelings seem so insignificant because i wanted to heard, i wanted to matter to.
However, I have come to understand the famous statement that forgiveness is not for the other person but it indeed sets you free. The king of the universe saw it fit to send his one and only son to come and die for me, in my most desperate time, way before the hell i would get up to in my life, way before i let him down several times, he came i died for my sins. The blood he shed on the cross redeemed and set me free from the hands of death. And each and everyday i still call upon that very same blood that never gave up on me to save my soul, so who am I to deny those around me forgiveness even when they don’t deserve it?
This is not to say I will play God or judge and jury but holding off forgiveness because I feel someone is not worthy is no different. So, i have learnt to forgive just as I have been forgiven. To be an example of the love of God to those who may have never seen it. But most of all, I forgive to set myself free, to set my soul at peace, to move forward with my life and let go. I set forgive to receive the wonderful grace of God that is set before me. It does not mean the wrong that was done does not matter, but simply I trust God enough to heal and restore my heart more than the ill i wish towards them.
So, forgive just as Christ forgave us.
“Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.” Ephesians 4:32
“See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many” Hebrews 12:15