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The Power of Forgiveness Will Set You Free

Updated on January 8, 2021
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Forgiveness does not erase the past, nor does it means to forget what has happened, but it proposes going forward, thinking no longer of the past. To withhold forgiveness keeps alive emotions of hurt, anger, and blame to tarnishes your perception of life.

To forgive, avoid meditating on thoughts on things that cannot be undone or unsaid. Forgiveness is a way to end suffering for you and others. Holding on to pain and resentment, you suffer because it moves the sorrow to keep it alive. Despite people’s perceptions that forgiveness means to forget, it preserves its motive in self-forgiveness and the role you played in co-creating the circumstances.

Despite people’s observations of what forgiveness means, it doesn’t mean being green; it does not alter the past, and it does not say you approved of what happened. Its tenacity is to enlarge the future, and a feeling of being a victim, and allow you to let go of hatred, instead of allowing it to affect your health or slowly drain you.

Forgiveness does not eliminate what happens, but it heals the heart and grant freedom to avoid contemplating the thoughts of feeling abused.

The question. What is forgiveness? Forgiveness signifies various things to separate people. Ordinarily, it means letting go and can lead to the path of healing and peace.

Forgiveness is hard to do after getting hurt. Accept we have all been hurt by another person at some time or another.

Forgiveness purifies the soul and eliminates anxieties; therefore, it is such a dominant weapon. It is more compelling because the person is in control of a much-needed recovery.


Learning to forgive - even when it feels impossible

Forgiveness is the way to establish freedom. All you have to do is release the hurt and put the misfortune behind you. By deciding to forgive, it will separate you from all adverse outcomes experienced in the past and give you a gift to forgive the person who hurt you.

Some view the step to forgiveness as a resolution of weakness, but in reality, it entails courage and strength. It means forgiveness to move away from the victim role and view everything amidst another aspect of victory.

First, a person understands that everyone handles their life journey. Learning can mean it will require them to travel to various paths, and it can be complicated and slippery before you discover your capabilities.

Also, a person needs to understand they handle their attitudes regarding a situation. To forgive means, you have discovered how to release the hurt from all who have angered and injured you, not for them, but yourself.

To forgive a person who hurt you doesn’t mean you have to forget what happens and continue to keep them in your life. It says you are ready to work on yourself to develop a better relationship with others in your life.


When a person will forgive doesn’t mean she is someone’s fool. Through forgiving, you are taking on the responsibility and accepting the reality of what transpired and discovered a way to live and be set free.

Being able to forgive is a continuous process, and it doesn’t mean you have to keep in touch with the person you are forgiving. When you learn to forgive, it doesn’t indicate you are doing it for the person who mistreated you; it means you are taking on the responsibility to free yourself from the hostage stage that not forgiving once held on you.

Something to think about since forgiveness is a way to heal and be set free, why is it so hard for many to do. There are various reasons, but most people's primary purpose is seeking retaliation to punish in revenge.

Attempting to forgive the person who hurt you before you release the anger is impossible. Forgiveness involves the mentality and willingness to forgive.

Most times it is hard to forgive a person who hurt you, or the individual who expresses no concern or regrets that they abused you. It is best to discharge your anger to forgive. Therefore, you can reconnect with who you are and resolved any ill-feeling.


What're the benefits of forgiving someone? Allowing yourself to let go of hatreds and hostility will make room for improvement of the health, peace of mind and set you to freedom. You are no longer a prisoner to hate but free to live your life.

Forgiveness is the beginning to:

  • Healthier relationships
  • Better health
  • Less worry, pressure, and resentment
  • Less chance of Hypertension
  • Fewer indications of trouble

Being hurt by someone you love mean an opportunity to transfer from hurting to healing and forgiveness. Although forgiveness will not be easy, to forgive is the chance to be set free from a victim to victory.

As I sit in front of my television screen watching the News, I can't help but wonder what is the difference in a "Hate Crime" and an "American Criminal?" Most of us look down on a criminal and feels He or She not worthy of trust when a person full of hatred is just as incapable of having moral.

Just like crimes are high, hate is nationwide. To have hatred for a person by their race or gender is virtually wrong. Don't make the mistake of hating and judging someone by their race, religion or sexual preferences. Although to some, it is accessible to visual representations of people, it’s not right and likes judging a book by its cover.

Hate crimes are a wicked offense that is triggered by the public because most refuse to criticize against hate discourse which allows 'Hate Crimes" to hitting the highest recorded margin since the general reaction after the 9/11 attacks.


Withholding hate brings about harm and is like taking poison because it eats slowly away on your health.

To be free of harm we the American peoples to be willing to forgive and put behind us all the hurt that has occurred, but forgiveness only takes place when we can honestly seek God, let go of the pain and move forward.

Colossians 3:13 King James Version (KJV) Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye

Although hate is wrong and forgiving can be hard, it’s more about stops hating and forgiveness; it's not just about how to regard and forgive each other. It's more about taking full responsibility for your own life.

Holding onto hate will only bring about a feeling of less energy and breathing unhealthy, and the stress will make you look older and looking weaker and nonalive.

Surely there is hate given to us, but we are responsible for learning to let go and converge from accusing others, overlooking others guilt crimes and forgive to set ourselves free.

The Power of Forgiveness Will Set You Free

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