Forgiveness Seems to Be the Hardest Word

forgiveness

What would life be like without forgiveness?

Toddlers would never learn to share and shake hands after a tussle.  Adults would not back down from silly squabbles.  Our daily lives would be framed with bitterness and grudges.

But we do live in a world with forgiveness.  The question is, are you using the forgiveness that is available to you?  Each and every day we make mistakes that offend both others and ourselves.  without forgiveness, these offenses can leave us empty and in a place that is very far from God.  This is no way to live.  In the same way, those who offend us also need our forgiveness.

Colossians 3:13 tells us, “Just as the Lord has forgiven you, so you must also forgive.”  We must view forgiveness in the same way that our Heavenly Father does.  He has forgiven each of us by providing his Son, Jesus, as a ransom to die in our places.

Many times we refrain from forgiving others and ourselves of past sins committed.  By doing so, we deny ourselves the freedom of mind that we so greatly need.  Forgiving ourselves and others sets us free.  Forgiveness makes our faith grow.  Freeing ourselves and others gives us a fresh start with God.  This brings us closer and closer to God in the process.

Forgiveness is never easy, but if you can do it, you will find freedom like you have never felt before.  I think we would all like to have the weight of unforgiveness off our backs.

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About wmarsau

Most of the people who visit this blog already know me so it is kind of pointless to try to describe my life in this short little blurb. What is the purpose of this blog is the question. Over the course of this last year I have been exposed to some amazing people and have made personal development an important focus of my life. Being successful, not by the world's standards, but by God's has become my main focus. Mainly, I want to work to develop myself as a person who is kinder, reaches out to help those in need, and truly makes a difference in this world. To this end I am constantly reading and am exposed to so many differnet things along the way. These have been amazing and it is helping me grow so much. Then I started to think, "Why am I being so selfish?" You need to share with others these amazing things you are learning and being exposed to. That is where this blog comes into play. As I am reading and experiencing things that are truly amazing and life changing, I will be posting them on this blog. Obviously, I will not be able to post everything in it's entirity, but I will be summarizing them and letting you know the source of the article or book they come from so you can check them out later if you wish. I want this blog to be a place where you can go to often and be inspired and leave here with a smile on your face. I will be covering all kinds of different topics dealing with success and personal development. Topics like taking action, relationships, living to your potential, reinventing yourself, finances, leadership, presenting, goal setting, time management, etc. I will also be occasionally including topics on cooking, music, and gardening because they are special interests of mine. As a little disclaimer, I have given my life to the Lord and he is #1 in my life. I am his servant and everything I do in life is for his glory. With that being said, religion influences all areas of my life. There will be references to God in this blog because I can't seperate God from this or any other area of my life. I want you to know that if you do not believe in God, that is fine. That is your choice. This blog is open to anyone who wants to better their life. I will not be trying to influence or pressure anyone into having a relationship with the Lord from this site. Please don't feel uncomfortable. You can just read the portions of the blog that you wish to. I am inviting you to go on a journey with me. We will learn together to be the kind of people we were designed to be. Anyone can make a difference in this world, but it starts%
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