forgiveness is a commitment

Forgiveness is not a feeling.

Forgiveness is not a choice.

Forgiveness is a commitment. 

It doesn't mean you can easily forget what happened, but that you will consciously choose not to focus on what happened.

It doesn't mean the relationship returns back to how unhealthy things were, but that you are embracing what a healthy new alternative to the relationship needs to be.

Forgiveness is a commitment. 

It's you giving grace... instead of you holding a grudge.

It's you trying to grow up personally... instead of you trying to grow your support publicly.

It's you moving forward... instead of you replaying the past.

It's you giving a gift to someone... instead of you demanding that person satisfy a debt you feel.

It's you releasing... instead of you gripping.

It's you owning what you did wrong... instead of you waiting for the other person to own what you think they did wrong.

It's you taking actual steps in this... instead of you looking for the "Yeah, but what if they..." loophole.

It's you not doing all of this one day... but you doing all of this every day - every day.

Forgiveness is a commitment. 
Forgive as the Lord forgave you. (Colossians 3:13b)

For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the faith God has distributed to each of you. (Romans 12:3)

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