Mahatma Gandhi once said “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong” so are all weak men incapable of forgiveness? I think of this as a motivational quote, no one wants to be weak, not under their own eyes, or the eyes of the Lord. I have struggled to forgive all my life. I told myself that I forgave someone, but I was fooling myself. To forgive is to say that it doesn’t matter anymore. Ever hear someone’s name, an old friend or relative, and a feeling of odd shock runs through your body? That my friend is bitterness. No one is perfect, and the expectations we lay upon people are unrealistic, that is why the incapability to forgive is so common. I deal with this every day. My real father beat and raped my mother and they divorced, he has never attempted to have a relationship with me until now. Another man raised me, and it’s weird and hard for me to talk to my father. I get very emotional, so many emotions that it’s hard to name just one, when I talk to him. When a situation that brings on grief or emotional distress comes along people tend to avoid the situation. It’s easier that way. I’ve been doing it my whole life. The problems never truly go away. I have never forgiven my father or else these things I feel would be nonexistent. Do not continue to fool yourselves people. Do not be weak, instead be strong. Accept, digest, and move on. Fake it till you make it. Whatever methods are comfortable to you, but remember to forgive is to say that it doesn’t matter to you anymore.
Matthew 6:14 “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly father will also forgive you”
Prayer: Lord, close my eyes to bitterness and open them to forgiveness. Give me the strength and courage to forgive. I want to move on and be able to say it doesn’t matter anymore.
In Jesus Name,