To FORGIVE and FORGETare not easy choices to make. Yet, at a summit in a person’s life they eventually will arrive at a decision to forgive. Reasoning: to move on with their lives or perhaps admitting it is just the right thing to do. Both decisions are forward movements. Subsequently, that person will unequivocally, unabashedly, let you know they have no intentions of forgetting: the offense, the hurt, the pain the anger, that was inflicted upon them, not to mention that they will never ever totally trust you again. I happen to believe that when dealing with the capacity to FORGET we are combating a force greater than our own strength.
It takes just a miniscule dose of research to solidify why a person should FORGIVE and FORGET. One such claim is that these two culprits are lethal indictments to a person’s physical body. Everything that enter our bodies have a tendency to lodge as a tenant either temporarily or permanent. Whether it is physically, spiritually or mentally. When left unattended over an extended period, the end results causes irreparable damage.
Since our soulish realm is the origin of most of our dilemmas…. the solutions to our problems are found in the Resurrection Power of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.
Firstly, the blood of Jesus washes away all of our sins and sanctifies us. Forgiveness is now covered. When Jesus stated, “It is Finished(John 19:30 KJV)” while He was dying on the cross, I believe He meant the completion of part one (the death) of His coming to earth. There is still some unfinished business: the burial has to take place. Remember, He did not ascend to Heaven immediately. The resurrection is imminent and there are some inherent items to retrieve from Satan, the keys to the Kingdom.
Secondly, when we choose to forgive; and yes, I believe we really do want to forget as well and put all that mess behind us. I would like to submit that you activate the resurrection portion of your inheritance which covers Forgetting. This does not mean that you will never think about the issue again. It simply means that there will be no association of pain when it flashes through your mind. Just as Jesus took the sting out of death, The Resurrection Power of Jesus will take the pain out of Forgetting. Jesus said “I am the Resurrection and Life” (John 11:25 KJV). In the Greek concordance, Resurrection means to raise up, rise up as Lazarus did and to raise from the dead as Jesus did. Furthermore, there is power in the Resurrection known as dynamis (pronounciation is du-na-mes). The word in the Greek, dynamis means performing miracles, and excellent of soul. The word soul is sometimes interchangeably with the word heart. When your issues are no longer a matter of the soul…it is then that you will then have dominion to FORGIVE and FORGET…
I would like to take this time to thank all of you for your comments. I want to let you know that I DO HEAR YOU! My desire is to honor many of your suggestions-they are all good ones! However, due to a lack of resources and skill sets in some areas, my goals are temporarily thwarted. Nonetheless, I am diligently pursuing options to make it happen!
Blessings to all of you! I hope your Valentines Day was pleasant.
- Forgiving and Forgetting (thecupoflife.wordpress.com)
- What Do You Mean “Forgive And Forget?” (aaronrking.wordpress.com)
- Forgive Yourself (todaysgirlsdaily.wordpress.com)
- Forgive in love…… (thejoyofhomelife.wordpress.com)