Strength in Self Forgiveness

If somebody has done something against you and you should be over it by now, yet for some reason are still mad, consider that you may need to forgive yourself.

Often, bitterness remains in a situation because we are unknowingly mad that we didn’t respond strong enough to really “teach them a lesson” for mistreating us. We also often find ourselves regretting that we trusted them enough to allow them to hurt us. Finally, we also have the situation where we were offended because the other person did something to us that we could have and maybe even had considered doing to them, but just never did it out of consideration for them, so we’re mad that we sacrificed and gave them more consideration than they were willing to give us in the same situation.

In any case, even when forgiving the other person, sometimes – even often – it is NECESSARY to also forgive yourself. Forgive yourself for being too kind, too considerate, too compassionate, too foolish, too naive, etc., to the point that somebody was able to take advantage of it and hurt you!

Forgive yourself!!!

…and in such, you shall be strengthened. Bless you.

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For more guidance about forgiveness and other spiritual principles to help with establishing peace and balance in your life, please visit UGFE Ministries at www.ugfe.org.
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Posted on August 13, 2012, in Uncategorized and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. I know that too often we become trapped in wasted time thinking and mulling over disappointments, thinking how “I wish I would’ve…” and ” if that ever happens again, I will…”

    All the while, we are carrying that anger and resentment and trying to move forward but unable.

    Unfortunately, people who are hurt usually see themselves as the last to forgive as they don’t understand how they could need to forgive themselves seeing as though they are the “victims.” Yet, until the victims can also forgive themselves for allowing themselves to become victims, a destructive cloud usually hangs above them in the form of bitterness, which is like an emotional tumor, which not only harms emotionally but also physically.

    We have to learn to forgive ourselves.

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