Choose to Forgive

Choose to Forgive

When you choose to forgive those who have hurt you, you take their power away.

Those who have hurt us in the past will continue to hurt us in some way for as long as we remember their offense. If we’re carrying around anger, resentment, or hatred, they have power over us. Ironically, the “they” who have the power to continually hurt us don’t wield the power – we do. We choose to continue to allow their past words or deeds to have influence over us. We allow them to steal our joy, rob us of our peace, and distract us from the here and now. In a way, we really do that to us, not “them.”

To talk in terms of “power,” we have the power to take away theirs. In doing so, we gain the power to heal from wounds they caused. And while the choice to forgive isn’t easy to make, it is a choice. It is a choice that only we can make. Doesn’t it feel good to have power? Choose it – use it! Refuse to let someone else’s past actions affect your present and future peace.


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