Affirmation: I was worth dying for.
A lot of people say that forgiveness isn’t something you do for the other person, but something you do for yourself, and that is true. What people don’t talk about, is the different ways you can forgive someone and how you can forgive someone by disconnecting from them.
I’m convinced that only you know what it takes for you to forgive someone. Some people possess the natural ability to forgive others. I am not one of those people and forgiveness is something that I’ve always struggled with. The easiest way for me to forgive someone is to remove their access to me and my life. I’ll gladly and swiftly show them the exit and that way, I can forgive them through their absence. God truly gets all the glory when I forgive someone because it’s only by His power that I even have the desire to forgive them. (Y’all pray for me.) If it was up to me, I’d probably hold on to the situation like it was my last dollar.
Truthfully, I even find struggle in forgiving myself sometimes.
When I consider forgiving myself, and think about forgiving myself, for myself (Forgiveness is something you do for the other person), I have to process the fact that in order to move on and grow, I have to allow myself the gift of forgiveness.
God loves me regardless, and through His love, I am able to know that shortcomings (situations where I find myself needing to forgive myself) create opportunities for His light and love to shine.
35 Who shall separate us from the love of Christ? shall tribulation, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or sword?
36 As it is written, For thy sake we are killed all the day long; we are accounted as sheep for the slaughter.
37 Nay, in all these things we are more than conquerors through him that loved us.
38 For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come,
39 Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord.
Starting 11/30/2020, I am on Vlogcation. I will be returning in 2021. Happy Holidays!!!