Both healthy & unhealthy relationships are kept alive by the constant of words, beliefs & behavior - then watered & fed by consistency. Are you paying attention to your relational contributions? What are you learning? You're always welcome to leave your thoughts & wisdom. Thank you for your visit. Wishing you balance & well-being. ~Storm [...]
Reblogging this post is a mere reminder of how significant forgiveness is for over-all health (mind, body, spirit). We give ourselves permission to move away from the impact of harsh memories/experiences when we forgive. ~Storm
So here I go, referencing the topic of unforgiveness. Bear with me – I know that forgiveness is not as easy as it sounds. Master & Lord Jesus reminds us to forgive seventy-seven times (Matthew 18:21-22). That’s a lot of forgiving! It’s one of the most challenging paths to take. Perhaps we think that our offender is getting away with a particular offense. Or, maybe we think that they deserve far more than being forgiven. The truth of the matter is this – forgiveness is not about the offender, it’s about you. Forgiveness in no wise condones offenses – it liberates its victims from further injury.
I’ve watched myself over the years mentally experience, and re-experience a particular painful memory – only to set myself up for an emotional set-back! I’d end up attacking myself with self-injurious words because of someone else’s offense. Unforgiveness is relentless – it’s psychologically destructive…
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So here I go, referencing the topic of unforgiveness. Bear with me - I know that forgiveness is not as easy as it sounds. Master & Lord Jesus reminds us to forgive seventy-seven times (Matthew 18:21-22). That's a lot of forgiving! It's one of the most challenging paths to take. Perhaps we think that our [...]