Forgive or Not?

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  1. Von Jones

    Von Jones Very Well-Known Member
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    Years ago I was given a book titled 'Don't Sweat the Small Stuff' when I was going through a very rough season in my life and read it from cover to cover. It really put a lot in perspective too regarding forgiveness. After a time I was able to ask to be forgiven for any hurt that I may have cause and didn't expect a response (which I didn't get either, no matter) and forgave them too but unspoken. That person still continued to belittle me in ways that made me wonder if I would renege on forgiving that person. At that point I turned to the Word of God and prayer.
     
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    I think with friendship Von, misunderstandings often occur
    Talking things through is a must, but some people are stubborn and in those cases
    friendship would be to hard to maintain :)

    @Von Jones
     
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    As they say- “He who angers you controls you.” When you step away from the hurt, you step nearer to inner peace.
     
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    Is forgiveness something that one can simply decide to do? I think that a decision to do the Christian thing would be the beginning of the road to forgiveness, but forgiveness is something that you have to have in your heart, speaking figuratively. I might tell someone that I forgive them, and I might truly resolve to forgive them, but if they are still unforgiven in my heart, I haven't really forgiven them. Yes, I am well aware that forgiveness is something that non-Christians are capable of too, but I can understand it only in a Christian perspective. In that sense, forgiveness would be an indication of the strength of my relationship with God rather than my relationship with the person to be forgiven.
     
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    What beautiful posts on forgiveness. :)
     
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