Forgiveness. A very difficult endeavor for some…easier for others. What does it really mean to forgive? It is unique for everybody and every situation. Holding onto the bitterness and anger that, many times, accompanies unforgiveness causes inner turmoil. Forgiving could be the first step to freedom.
What if the person you need to forgive is you? How many times do we put ourselves down, criticize ourselves or focus on our own weaknesses? It is not uncommon to focus on our mistakes and use it as leverage for mental punishment. We put ourselves in emotional bondage because of the shame and guilt associated with our unhealthy thoughts.
Take some time to self-reflect. It may be time to let go of the shame and guilt so that you may experience the joy of walking in freedom.