Self-forgiveness, seventy times seven, is important as forgiving others. Self-forgiveness is empowering every single time we stumble and defeats those pesky coulda, woulda and shoulda thoughts from replaying. Self-forgiveness is a choice.
~ Ann V. Friend ~
Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? till seven times? Jesus saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until seventy times seven.
~ Matthew 18:21-22 ~
Hello friends. (smile) Sharing encouraging thoughts on self-forgiveness. I believe the power of self-forgiveness is liberating.
The ability to forgive period does not come naturally. It’s learned by various painful experiences. Praise The Lord, I’ve learned.
Going through unnecessary stress; dysfunctional relationships; toxic circus environments; object of bullies, manipulators and gossipers; betrayals; health issues; unresolved anger issues, were just a few challenges keeping me stuck until I learned forgiveness as a choice. Thank you Lord.
Forgive them seventy times seven. Huh? That’s when The Lord helped me learn to forgive myself as a choice.
Self-forgiveness can free those tormenting thoughts. So what, made a bad choice. So what, failed to see the signs by trusting them.
Sometimes, looking from a different perspective is a blessing.
Why be or stay negative. It’s quite draining.
Make it a great day.
Abundant blessings, my friends, because the just shall live by faith. Praise The Lord.
As always, I welcome your thoughts. (smile)
©Ann V Friend, afriendofjesus2013Blog, Aug 2013 to present.