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Facts About Forgiveness

FACTS ABOUT FORGIVENESS

‘Be kind…forgiving each other…’ Ephesians 4:32

Here are four things you need to know about forgiveness:

1) Forgiveness doesn’t make what happened to you right; it means you’ve made a decision not to let it control your life. By forgiving and attempting to restore the relationship, you reclaim your peace of mind. If the other person refuses to acknowledge what happened or that it was wrong, the offence can and should still be forgiven. Forgiveness doesn’t depend on the other person; it depends on you.

2) Forgiveness matters, even when the offending party refuses to admit guilt. When you wait for someone to admit he or she was wrong, you’re placing your future in that person’s hands. Forgiveness is first and foremost for your own benefit, not the benefit of others. By forgiving, you’re letting the pain and hurt go and moving forward.

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3) Your willingness to forgive can move the other person to seek forgiveness. Perhaps the person who hurt you doesn’t feel they deserve to be forgiven. Or they may know what they did was wrong, but lack the courage to step forward and ask for forgiveness. When you make the first move, it opens the door and allows them to reach out and find mercy and understanding.

4) Forgiveness is easier when you accept that we all need it. When you refuse to forgive because you think someone’s offences are greater than your own, that’s pride. And ‘…God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble’ (1 Peter 5:5 NLT).

The Bible says, ‘Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.’ Once you realise the depth of God’s grace toward you, it’s easier to extend grace to others.

Shared by Fidel Afuda

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Selah is a motivator with one thing in mind and that is to bring out the best in you. The basis of the teachings is that there is nothing impossible for a man who has God and who is dedicated to achieving results. Selah is an economist by profession and a life consultant by practice with wide experience in life, its values and expectations. Selah believes you are here because you need answers but know that it’s only God that can provide all answers and if you trust in Him, He would open your mind as you read through. Selah is glad you have visited this site, hopes you will continue to and hopes the site continues to meet your needs for motivational support. Stay blessed!

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