The Next Lesson

I think it’s easier to forgive others than it is to forgive yourself. At least I know this is true for me. I am so hard on myself that when I do or say something I think isn’t the best representative of my true self; it is virtually impossible for me to let go and forgive me. I set the bar so high for myself that when I miss it, it’s hard to bounce back because I beat up myself for missing the mark. Why is that?

Forgiveness lesson from flowers

Forgiveness lesson from flowers (Photo credit: juliejordanscott)

Control~I am control freak. Since I am in control of and responsible for my choices and because I am not the type of person to play the victim, when I make what I think is a bad decision; I consider it solely my fault, even if others are involved in the situation. I will forgive them and make provisions for them I don’t allow myself to have. So how do I forgive myself, given I know God will forgive me if I ask?

I don’t know, but I do know that I want to know. How do you forgive yourself? What does that process look like for you?

 

Forgiveness of self: the next lesson for me to learn.

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4 thoughts on “The Next Lesson

  1. Love your honesty! Years ago I found out God is not nearly as hard on us as we are on ourselves. Use to be I would ask over and over for him to forgive me until one day he said, “I have forgiven you. Now forgive yourself and move on.” That was it.

    • Thanks for you comment!

      I agree God is forgiving in a way we don’t really understand because we are so hard on ourselves and each other. The forgive yourself and move on is what I struggle with and it can be something very simple, not necessarily a life-altering decision.

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