Do Yourself a Favor...Forgive Quotes by Joyce Meyer
The Power of Forgiveness: Keep Your Heart Free
I was raised in a victim-mentality family. In short, a person with a victim mentality rarely ever takes responsibility or accountability for their actions. People that choose to live in the victim mentality world will always fault and blame others for what is or went wrong in their life. As a child it did not matter what I did, how I did it, when, why, where, or the fact that my intentions were good. Once blame was cast I could then be accused of and responsible for whatever went wrong at the time. It took me decades to realize that I do not own any of the woes in my family. While some choose to view life through rose-colored glasses, others choose resentment, fear, animosity, anger and unforgiveness.
Unforgiveness, bitterness, resentment, or offense of any kind can render us unable to hear from God. The Word of God is very clear on this subject. If we want God to forgive our sins and offenses against Him, we must forgive others their sins and offenses against us. Ephesians —32 , the passage that contains our verse for today, teaches that we grieve the Holy Spirit when we harbor negative emotions such as anger, resentment, and animosity in our hearts. I once heard someone say that holding unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping your enemy will die. Why spend your life being angry and bitter toward someone who is probably enjoying his or her life and does not even care that you are upset? Do yourself a favor—forgive those who hurt you!
In accordance with the U. If you would like to use material from the book other than for review purposes , prior written permission must be obtained by contacting the publisher at permissions hbgusa. Jesus came that our sins might be forgiven and we would be restored to an intimate relationship with God through Him. His free gift of forgiveness is beautiful and beyond comparison. What God gives us freely He expects us to also give freely to others. I have learned that when I forgive someone who has hurt me, I am actually doing myself a favor, and that knowledge makes it much easier for me to forgive quickly and completely. It has taken me decades to learn what I desire to share with you in this book.
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With an account at Joyce Meyer Ministries, you can save your "likes" for future reference. Many people ruin their health and their lives by taking the poison of bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness. If you have a problem in this area or have ever had one, I'm sure you bear witness with what I'm saying. It's torture to have hateful thoughts toward another person rolling around inside your head. Who are you helping most when you forgive the person who hurt you?