I know it might sound weird to our hearings but the topic of today is something we need in our everyday life. Many people never forgives or have this heart of not to let go of others offences to them. They hold grudges against them paint them bad to others just to get back to them.
If we should go not only by the two most populous religions but by all religion now, forgiveness is something they all preach. But before we go further let’s look at what it means to forgive.
TO FORGIVE MEANS TO PARDON AN OFFENCE COMMITED AGAINST US BY PEOPLE. TO LET GO OF CRIMES COMMITED AGAINST US. That’s the best definition I can give to that.
One interesting thing about forgiveness is, it’s something you have to give before you can receive it. In other words, you have to forgive the people who wronged you before you can be forgiven by God for your wrong doings.
I know there are people who have or are hurting us and we feel like “I can never forgive you this person for what he/she did to me”. But the truth of the matter is that we will continue to be offended till the day we return to where we came from and for all these while you are being offended you have to forgive. You might now be thinking, why should I forgive these people? Well you have to forgive them for the following reasons
*It’s a commandment from God to forgive others who wronged us.
*For the general well being of your health. If you refuse to let go of an offence committed against you, you end up with some health challenges resulting from you think on how to get back at the person who wronged you.
*You have to forgive for you to be forgiven.
In conclusion forgiveness is something we must give out freely. We ought to learn from the hurts we are received only but let go of the hurt and embrace we doctrine of forgiving.