For – You
Give – Extend
Ness – Extra Love
Forgiveness is when you extend extra love to yourself by finally LETTING GO of it!!!
|Luk 23:34||Then said Jesus, Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do.|
Forgiveness can be difficult if you havent removed the residue of what you think someone has done to you. Hear that…WHAT YOU THINK THEY HAVE DONE!! Sometimes the hardest part is when you are working through forgiving and here comes something else to pile onto the list of things someone has done or said.
BUT…if you think about it in a different way maybe that will help.
PERCEPTION is strong and holds you into patterns of thinking. CHANGE YOUR THINKING CHANGE YOUR LIFE. Jesus didn’t hold to the perception that they were doing this to Him and by that holding a grudge. NO…He forgave them. He said “they know not what they do” basically saying that they didn’t understand what they were doing.
Example : I tend to be a truster. I like people. I think they are interesting. When I meet up with someone who is a non-truster. I often get my feelings hurt because I can feel their suspicion and I take it personally. There are people out there in the world that do not trust anyone, and because of their thinking often based on their past experiences, so they see people doing things to break trust. For me – THINKING and SEEING it this way – keeps me from getting upset. I can forgive and let go. Knowing that it isn’t me that is the issue it is their view. This releases me from trying to win trust and just love them and let building trust be a by-product. In this way, I can bring into my awareness that we all have different levels of understanding. Where I may understand that I need not to be fearful and un-trusting of another, they may not have that, and so I then can cease from judging them and being unable to forgive because of my PERCEPTION blockage of wrong thinking.
Forgiveness is more than just saying – I forgive. It is also changing the thought patterns in your mind that cause you to SEE grievances being done to you. Instead if we are able to SEE the truth that people do what they know and understand. If what they know and understand of people is a low view of them then that is what they will experience. Understanding that…. causes me to be released from thinking it’s me that I need to defend and hold this grudge for….awwwwwwwwwwwwwww feel it – I AM FREE….
Check your perceptions about people today and find FORGIVENESS!!