Welcome to Day Five of the 30-Days of Forgiveness.
How do you know when you need to forgive yourself? What about other people? Or a situation? Or an authority—like a boss, perhaps? What about a bigger authority? Like how do you know you need to forgive God, for example?
I feel like I dropped a bomb with the last one! =)
You know you need to forgive when you feel a negative emotional charge well up inside you.
You may remember a time when you hurt a person you love. Or you recall a time when you were fired from a job unexpectedly. Perhaps you feel a charge when you open up a letter from your health insurance carrier and your rates are going up.
Anytime you notice shame, guilt and blame, you’ll benefit from assessing what or who you need to forgive in your life. Anger, resentment, and fear are also great indicators.
Today’s Call To Action
Think of a time in your life when you didn’t realize you were holding unforgiveness in your heart toward someone or a life circumstance. Consider what caused you to realize you needed to take some action to forgive. Comment below and share a bit of your story—the situation, how you knew when it was time to forgive, and how forgiveness shifted the outcome.
Alright, sweet one. It’s such a pleasure to host this forgiveness challenge. I’m enjoying reading your comments and feeling the connection we share through this wonderful series.
Again, post your forgiveness story and discoveries in the comment’s section below.
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Today’s Feature Image: “Heart In Child’s Hand” by Lisa L Wiedmeier on Flickr