i’ve been talking alot about forgiveness over the past couple of days. i had a reader write to me and say that forgiveness is important but is very difficult to do.
even when you think it’s all done and dusted…whamo…you can feel like you’ve been hit in the gut by the whole thing over again. i totally understand! keep working on it. believe me…you will get there. you will surprise yourself with how much strength you have to do this!
i love quotes…and the proverbs…as i’m sure you have noticed. i found a great one today.
it nailed my heart! i am calling it my forgiveness test.
want to see it? (i will warn you that if your wound is still fresh…you may not want to yet.)
i have to admit…as soon as i read it…one of my offenses flashed into my mind and i thought,
“i will NEVER say “thank you” for that experience!”
so, i reminded myself – “dee, you have forgiven that offense and you wouldn’t be the woman you are today without it. what you have to share flows directly out of your heart’s experience.”
i can’t say that i am totally there…but it was great that i came face to face with this heart test…because my goal is complete wholeness. i don’t feel any pain from the offense any more. i am way past it in many ways. however, i like a challenge…and this challenged me today.
like i said above, newly wounded hearts will not be able to accept the challenge…today and that is perfectly ok!
i had someone tell me recently, that a dirty pair of underwear on the floor can be as damaging to a relationship as betrayal – if forgiveness is not applied.
that is far too much power. i don’t want to give the power over my happiness away…so again today…
i choose forgiveness.
and i hope you will as well.