Tuesday, August 7, 2012
5 Reasons Forgiveness is Good for You
5 Reasons Forgiving Is Good for YOU If you are a Christian, you probably already know the importance of Jesus dying on the cross and raising from the dead as the only perfect sacrifice for the forgiveness of our sin. *If you are not familiar with Christian doctrine, please see the * below for more information. However, in imperfect human relationships many people think that forgiveness is only good for the one receiving the forgiveness. This is missing an important piece of the equation. Forgiveness is also a gift to YOU: When you forgive someone (or yourself): 1) You open up your heart to release bitterness. 2) You can move on. 3) You are not mentally or emotionally tied into spending your energy focusing on the person who hurt you. 4) You are taking action in line with God's desire for you and others....to be released from further pains caused by sin. 5) You can be sure that the next time you need someone's forgiveness, you are not being hypocritical.
Posted by The Marriage Guy and Gal at 6:57 AM