How To Forgive Others, And Yourself!

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The next time you have an argument or disagreement with someone, no matter who’s a fault, it may be (most likely, both of you had your part in it). Be the first person to apologize. You do not have to take all the blame. Most likely, it was not all your fault. But you can say you apologize for your part in it, and tell them you are sorry and ask them to please forgive you. Then the ball is in their court. ~ Bill Greguska


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How To Forgive Others?

Why Do We Need To Forgive?

Sometimes to forgive someone can be difficult. Sometimes asking for forgiveness can be difficult. The more difficult thing is when someone refuses to let go, their sins will not be forgiven by God.



What Does Forgiveness Look Like?

In some cases the one who has been sinned against is right to simply “let it go,” even if forgiveness has not been requested, and in other cases the one sinned against needs to wait until the offending party has confessed and asked for forgiveness, so that the relationship can be restored. This is the principle behind church discipline, as outlined in Matthew 18:15–17. If the confrontation of the sinner brings about confession, then reconciliation and forgiveness are offered. If the confrontation is unsuccessful, excommunication from the church is the final result. As a general rule regarding petty slights and offenses in the family and in the church, a person should let them go—turn the other cheek,” as Jesus put it (Matthew 5:39). However, if the offense is such that turning the cheek is not possible, the offended party is obligated to go talk to the offender about it. Under no circumstance does one have the right to harbor resentment, nurture bitterness, or gossip about the offense.

Here Are Some Questions To Ponder In Relation To Forgiveness:

• Have I confessed my sin and received God’s forgiveness?
• Is there anyone whom I have sinned against and from whom I need to ask forgiveness?
• Is there anyone who has sinned against me and has asked me for forgiveness, but I have refused to forgive?
• Is there anyone I am holding a grudge against for past wrongs?
• If there is an unresolved issue, will I simply “let it go,” or will I go talk to the offender about it? (Continuing to hold a grudge is not a biblical option!)
• Would I be willing to forgive if the offender asked me for forgiveness?





How To Forgive When It Is So Hard To Do?





Learn How To Forgive Others!

Learn How To Forgive Someone Who Has Hurt You?

It is not that hard to learn how to forgive. Forgiveness is for the other person, but also your future too!

Find hope by seeking to find God’s will for your life. Find hope today by placing your thoughts on good and godly things. You cannot find hope when you focus on evil. Let Jesus help you find real hope.

Find forgiveness for yourself. When you forgive others, you are doing yourself a favor. Our health and peace of mind must learn how to forgive others.

Most of us have to forgive one another, but did we learn the words or understand the importance of the specific instruction that God commands us to do.

God does not suggest or tell us that it would be a beautiful thing to forgive others. No, He merely tells us that if we do not forgive others, then He will not forgive us. There is not much room for misunderstanding in that command in Matthew 6:14-15.

If you hold a grudge or have unforgiveness in your heart toward someone, that is like having a dead body attached to your back and trying to live each day, pretending it is not there. 
Swallow your pride and make the first step towards peace and forgiveness. You need to learn how to forgive others! Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven. Luke 6:37. ~ Bill Greguska


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What does the Open Bible say about the word forgive?

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If you believe in God’s word, it will be a great motivation to learn how to forgive others. Read what it says in Matthew 6:14-15 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

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The Christian life is not a constant high. I have my moments of deep discouragement. I have to go to God in prayer with tears in my eyes and say, ‘O God, forgive me,’ or ‘Help me.’ Billy Graham

We all have the freedom not to forgive someone, but we cannot control the consequences if we make that decision. ~ Bill Greguska

Romans 12:18 If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone.

We must develop and maintain the capacity to forgive. He who is devoid of the power to forgive is devoid of the power to love. There is some good in the worst of us and some evil in the best of us. When we discover this, we are less prone to hate our enemies. ~ Martin Luther King, Jr.

Learn How To Forgive And Let Go Of The Past!



Have You Experienced The Forgiveness Of God?

Tips On How To Forgive Others?

Since you have been forgiven, you need to learn how to let go!

  • Do you say things like I forgive the person, but I do not want to see them or talk to them again? How would you feel if God told you I forgive you, but I will avoid you and not speak to you? Would you feel forgiven? That is not forgiveness. God’s mercy always restores.
  • Do you still have any anger or ill feelings toward the person? When you fully forgive the person, wrath will be replaced with pity for them.
  • Do you still hold on to the memory of the wrong done to you, and you think about it often? True forgiveness forgets; because of the healing of forgiveness, the pain disappears as if it did not happen. When God forgives, He forgets it forever as if it never occurred.
  • Do you have trouble accepting God’s love for you and receiving God’s forgiveness? If so, it could be because you are standing in judgment of another person. After all, you don’t have mercy; it is hard for you to believe that God has kindness and compassion for you.
  • Bottom line, are you forgiving or just pretending to?  If you would like to talk to someone more about forgiveness, talk to God, and if you still need more help, you can call. 1-800-633-3446



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