Journey to Forgiveness
Oh happy day! Your Adventurous Dynamic Duo is rejoicing with you on this beautiful day, that the Lord has made. Yes! We are rejoicing. Thank you! Thank you...for stopping in on our blog, "Dynamic Duo Inspired Journey." Today, we're going to get deep, down in the nitty-gritty, with y'all. We all know life is so full of many different journeys, and today, we would like to address the journey to forgiving. Some of us have the gift of not holding grudges and we forgive easily. While others, are challenged with holding on and not forgiving. "Who hasn't been hurt by the actions or words of another?" So, let's chat a little about this journey to forgiveness.
What is forgiveness: It is when we let go of resentment and give up any claim to be compensated for the hurt or loss we have suffered.
1 Corinthians 13:4-5 of the Bible states, "Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs." (NIV) Warriors, it is simply letting it go, not necessarily forgetting or agreeing with the wrong that was done. It frees us from that grip of someone controlling us. Moreover, it can lead us to understanding, having a spirit of empathy and compassion for whoever has hurt us. It is then, we get a peace that helps us continue on with our life's journey.
Let's look at what it takes to forgive:
First: Look at the benefits of forgiving. It is vital to our mental health, as well as, physical health. When we forgive, we have less anxiety, stress, and hostility. We have a stronger immune system, our heart improves and we experience fewer symptoms of depression. Please don't forget, our blood pressure comes down. Our relationships are much more healthier and we improve our self-esteem.
Second: Take a good look at yourself; none of us are perfect. Is there something you did to play a role in your stressful and unresolved situation? Maybe not, but if so, that adds to the problem, now you need to forgive yourself first. Just remember, just as we like to be forgiven, we should be mindful of others and likewise, forgive their mistakes too.
Third: Please, please, please, remember what forgiveness involves. You/we are simply letting that thang GO. Um Huh! Release it Warriors! Don't let it weight you down. It isn't worth it. We/you have a purpose and plan for our lives, and we do not have time or the energy to hold onto extra baggage.
Okay, Warriors, so when someone you/we care about hurts us, don't hold onto anger, resentment and thoughts of revenge. Come on y'all, let's embrace forgiveness and keep it moving … forward. I know your Adventurous Dynamic Duo do not want to hold onto feelings of anger, bitterness, and vengeance. We don't know about y'all, but there is a price to pay, dearly, when we do not forgive and we are not willing to pay that price!!!!!! It can mess us up, Warriors! Let's all recognize the value of forgiveness and how it can improve our lives. Yes, Lord!
Again, another great visit, Warriors!!!! Please, keep in mind forgiveness is a process. It's a journey, so even small hurts may need to be revisited and forgiven, over and over again. But with God, it is totally possible to let it go and just, let God. Give it to him. In HIS Word, HE says, vengeance is mine. To help with this journey to forgiveness, pray, use guided meditation, or talk with a spiritual leader, a mental health provider, or an impartial loved one or friend.
So, as always, live your life intentionally, and do not let unforgiveness stop you from doing, You! Please remember to sign in with your email and the code ZEJFNW, before leaving our blog. We love you!
Your Adventurous Dynamic Duo
Jackie & Sidney
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