Forgiving someone does not mean forgetting or trusting them. Forgiveness is letting go of the hurt someone as done to you and its ability to keep you in bondage.
forgiveness is a decision, not a feeling.
So HERE ARE 5 REASONS TO FORGIVE
Forgiving help you move on– When you forgive you start the healing process. Because by forgiving you focus your energy on healing instead of the hurt.
Forgiving makes you healthier and happier – Studies have shown that people who forgive are healthier and happier than those who hold resentments. They also have less number of health problems. So if you wanna be healthier and happy forgive easily.
Forgiveness stops you being the victim and takes control of your happiness.As long as you are the victim the person that hurt you will have some sort of control over your life. Now you don’t want that do you? The act of forgiveness frees us from the prison we think we are keeping someone else in.
Unforgiveness can hinder your prayers– In mark 11 After Jesus said the famous ask and you shall receive and talked about mountain moving faith, he added in the same conversation that when you ask, if you are holding a grudge against anyone forgive them so that God will forgive you too. There is also that bit in the lords prayer about forgiving us as we forgive those who hurt us.
God will handle it!-Better than Olivia Pope! In Romans 12:19 THE Bible says; Never take revenge . Leave that to the righteous anger of God for the scripture says. ‘I will take revenge, I will pay them back.
Now it is your turn, what are your reasons for forgiving someone that has hurt you in the past?