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Forgiveness is an art form

Updated on December 22, 2013

Be Ready to Forgive

Forgiveness, carry it, present it, treasure it, it is priceless. Forgiveness is sweet music to your soul. Whether you forgive, or are forgiven, it develops strength in character.

People will make mistakes. Hurts from the past disturb your capacity to forgive.

Continuously learning how to develop an attitude of forgiveness stretches your faith.

Practicing forgiveness does not let the other person off the hook, they are still accountable for their actions. However forgiving them releases you, it sets you free, to love.

Forgiveness is not for the other person, it is really for you. It releases your trust that God will handle everything.

Significant forgiveness means widening your faith and trusting another.

At the core of an unforgiving heart is instability. Resentments build up. It will challenge future meaningful relationships. Mistreatment by others is never acceptable, by any means, and forgiveness does not entail a person to be a doormat. They are still accountable for their actions.

Practicing patience and letting time release the anger supplies nourishment to your emotions. Life will always have its ups and downs. Meaningful events in life will be disheartening and people will let you down, this is certain.

Actively pursuing the art of forgiveness involves patient understanding.

Discovering faith in action, forgiveness requires a generous heart. Giving back the accountability, yet pardoning the wrongdoing offers peace, to your soul.

Trusting God with our faith and wisdom, we are able to forgive. Discernment and empathy releases God’s will over your life.

Put on the plate of wisdom against your heart and choose forgiveness.

Standing in the Shadows


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    • Fluffy77 profile image

      Fluffy77 6 years ago from Enterprise, OR

      So true. I have also found that those of us who do tend to be more open minded or creative art type thinkers. Tend to forgive much easier so that they can see this great positive change take place thus creating some again. As people who who are more strict or by the book only even judgmental, tend to barely ever open an inch up enough to see this change taking place. Making it all the more harder on those who can see it, for they are not lying or crazy and still not believed. Very great topic to bring up, I'm certain we have all had to deal with it at one time or another.

    • FaithDream profile image

      FaithDream 7 years ago from (Midwest) USA

      Thanks for your welcome and comments, much appreciated.

    • Jack Salathe profile image

      Jack Salathe 7 years ago from Seattle, WA

      First off, welcome to HubPages! This is a very well written and important hub, good job! I read somewhere that resentment is like a poison that you take and expect it to kill the other person. I always think about that in regards to the release that forgiveness brings to your life. Keep up the great work!