Ann – A Friend of Jesus 2013

Sharing life through the Word of God with love, encouragement and faith in challenging times (smile)

The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness serves two ways, for us and for them. The memory loses power to sting.
~ Ann Friend ~

Hello friends. (smile) To say, I’ve been struggling with forgiveness is an understatement. I had to shut down and pray. Forgiveness kept coming to mind. 70 times 7.

I’ve been sharing my retesting failures and can honestly say there was a lacked of forgiveness on my part that was defeating me.

God opened my eyes to my lack of forgiveness. Until I forgave myself for reacting to things and stuff, that memory no longer stung. The power of forgiveness!

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Got to love those aha moments. Praise The Lord.

Here is the reality, things and stuff happen and there are unkind people in life. Forgiveness 70 times 7.

When I forgive the thing, them and myself, I became content at the circus! No more angst. No more giving power to the memory. Forgiveness 70 times 7.

It’s a beautiful thing to fully understand the power of forgiveness. For ourself and for others. Glory to God.

Forgiveness like most things, in life, is a choice. Choose to forgive. Forgiveness is spiritual growth.

Forgiveness 70 times 7 is a lifetime. Aha, to forgive and let go is powerful and liberating.

Forgiveness is easier as we’re become more spiritual than fleshly.

Sometimes, we make wrong choices. Forgiveness 70 times 7.

Forgiveness, at the end of the day, stops the instant replay of shoulda.

Forgiveness stops angst and releases us to move forward by letting go.

Here’s the thing, it is painful walking through things and stuff or Y moments; forgiveness takes away the angst we internalize about the thing or the Y, by providing power to let go and move forward.

Wisdom is to forgive them and forgive ourself. We live and learn by understanding the power that forgiveness brings.

Blessings, as we understand that forgiveness is powerful!

Feel free to share your thoughts on the power of forgiveness.

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks and blessings for the reblog!

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  blmaluso wrote @

Forgiveness frees the soul!

For so long I hung on to the bitterness, anger, and even hatred, for those that hurt me deeply. I had no clue that I was suffering and “stuck” because of Satan’s deception and my own stubbornness.

Once I opened my heart, trusted God, and gave it all to Him…my life has changed. I can honestly say I wish the best and pray for those people…for their conversion and for their hearts to be opened to His love and mercy.

Love and blessings,
Bernadette

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Amen Bernadette! Thank you for sharing. (smile) Blessings!!

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  Debbie wrote @

Thank you for reminding us of how huge forgiveness is . . .how powerful. :). I need reminded often and just as often to forgive!
God bless you!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Debbie! Glory to God. 🙂 God bless you and enjoy your day!!

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  Angie Mc wrote @

I’m a huge fan of forgiveness and doing what needs to be done to get there. I wrote about how we make amends within our family here http://familyanswersfast.wordpress.com/2014/09/22/6-steps-to-say-im-sorry-relationships/ . Thank you for touching the heart of the matter, Ann ❤

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Angie. I’ll check out your steps to say I’m sorry. God bless you and enjoy your day! 🙂

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  gleaningthescriptures wrote @

I agree. Forgiveness works. It also helps us to be more honest with others as we know that when they pick up the proverbial knife that we just handed them and they stab us with it instead of hug us and tell us its ok, we can forgive them!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks for sharing. Blessings!

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  Angie Mc wrote @

Yes! And we can surround ourselves with people who don’t stab us 😀

Glad to connect!

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Absolutely! Spiritual connections are awesome. Thanks and blessings Angie {{hugs}}

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  Levi Thetford wrote @

Good one Anne. We have all struggled with forgiveness from time to time. Lord bless you! 🙂

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thanks Levi (smile) Blessings my friend!

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  kristiann1 wrote @

❤ AMEN ❤ GOD Bless Ye ❤

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  Ann V. Friend wrote @

Thank you! Blessings (smile)

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