Heart Work: Forgiving Yourself
Forgiveness has always been a hard thing for me. There have been times in my life when people have really let me down to say the least. However, when I gave my life to Christ I was called to live differently. To become more like him. Whether I liked it or not, I had to learn how to forgive, not only others but this included myself. I believe that sometimes the hardest person to forgive is you.
If there anything that will open you up to enemy’s lies and tactics it’s unforgiveness. Forgiveness is one of the most important aspects to our walk with God. Think about it. He sent His one and only Son for your sins. Jesus died for every single sin. It doesn’t matter what you did. It could be the worst, most disgusting, shameful, embarrassing thing you have ever done. By saying I can’t forgive myself is the equivalent of saying, “Lord, what You did wasn’t enough. My mistake is bigger than You. It’s so bad not even You can redeem me.”
You MUST know this isn’t the truth. He forgives you and loves you deeply. “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness” (1 John 1:9). This means if we give that sin to him, speak it out, ask for this gift of forgiveness. He will not only take it but clean you of all evidence. All of it. Isn’t that amazing?! So go ahead forgive yourself!
Here are some quick tips:
1) Ask for forgiveness– Yes, it’s that simple.
2) Write down the date– This gives you something tangible to hold on to when that stinky devil tries to pull you back..Humpf!
3) Move on– Whatever that looks like for you. Counseling, dancing around in your living room, or just being able to look at yourself in the mirror again.
4) Give thanks– It is done.
“Wash me clean from my guilt. Purify me from my sin” (Psalm 51:2, NLT).
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