On Forgiveness

Revenge

1. God has forgiven your offences. He expects you to forgive other people too.

2. Unforgiveness is a big weight. Free yourself from it or else you may get crushed under it.

3. Happiness and unforgiveness don’t mix. Between the two, you have the power to choose the one you prefer.

4. You have the capacity to forgive anyone who offends you. No need pretending otherwise.

5. Forgive yourself. If you cannot forgive yourself hardly can you forgive others.

6. No matter what anyone has done against you, find a reason to forgive.

7. Forgiveness is a gift. You can give it even when someone doesn’t deserve it.

8. In the long run, forgiveness is sweeter than revenge.


Any comment?


©Copyright 2018 | Victor Uyanwanne

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24 thoughts on “On Forgiveness

  1. I love this post Victor and the one I have had the hardest time with, is forgiving myself. When I went through the 12 steps of Celebrate Recovery I discovered that forgiving myself was a huge barrier between me and freedom from pornography addiction. It is a critical step and one that most people don’t realize they even need to take.

    Thanks for sharing.

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    • VictorsCorner 02/09/2018 / 7:21 am

      You are welcome Keith. I’m glad you love the post. The feedback is appreciated.

      The key to forgiving ourselves and others is realising how much God Himself has forgiven us. If we accept the truth that God has completely forgiven us, it is only personal pride that will keep us from forgiving ourselves.

      We don’t earn God’s forgiveness, we just accept it; it is already freely given. Same way, we don’t strive to forgive ourselves. We should just do it.

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  2. eddaz 03/09/2018 / 6:53 pm

    I agree with your post on forgiveness. Why can’t we forgive when God himself forgives us…It’s best to forgive because it lifts off the burden of carrying hatred or negativity around.❤

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    • VictorsCorner 04/09/2018 / 2:53 pm

      I agree with you. And your question is valid. I once responded to an earlier comment by saying that, anyone that realises and appreciates how much God has forgiven him or her will not find it difficult to forgive other people. Thanks for commenting.

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  3. RahulYuvi 10/09/2018 / 7:36 pm

    “The weak can never forgive.Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” – Mahatma Gandhi.
    Beautiful words, aren’t they ?
    Infact , here in India , a holy event & a festival of forgiveness called Paryushana is being celebrated every year. Right now , it’s underway ( from 7th September to 14 th September )
    So Let’s share our thoughts on & celebrate Forgiveness :
    https://insideoutwithrahulyuvi.com/2018/09/09/celebrating-forgiveness/

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    • VictorsCorner 11/09/2018 / 5:54 am

      Yes it is true… Forgiveness is a show of strength not a display of weakness. Thanks for the contribution

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  4. forusbyusblog 19/09/2018 / 7:14 pm

    I honestly believe that everything happens for a reason. Me reading this article right now, at a time where I was almost about to stop my blog, cannot be a coincidence. Thank you so much for this, it was truly needed !!!

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    • VictorsCorner 19/09/2018 / 9:56 pm

      Thanks for for the feedback. Good to know the blog was helpful.

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  5. Freedomborn 28/09/2018 / 2:51 pm

    Holding onto bitterness and resentment Victor and seeking revenge, is like mixing poison for those who have hurt us and drinking it ourselves, it eats all the goodness away in us like Cancer which is the same as all Sin does and it gives Satan a foothold because it blocks God’s grace and Fellowship too.

    Unforgiveness causes Separation and Divorce, it leads to a hard heart, when we forgive we heal in our Hearts and Unity is established again.

    I have been treated badly by some people Victor as I have shared with you before and in some of my Posts but I have also hurt others too, No not seeking to do so but my actions and words did hurt them. So when I’m tempted to get even and make others regret what they have done to me, I remember this but what stops me is the realization that it was my Sin that put Jesus on the Cross, all He suffered was so He could Redeem me, how can I not forgive others too and wish the best for all those who have hurt me and not hope that they will reap what they sow and than go to Hell. No I don’t agree with the wrong they have done but I Pray for them that they will come to their senses and Repent so we can not just be in Unity again now but also spend Eternity together.

    Matthew 5:43-45 Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt Love thy neighbour and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you; Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you and persecute you that ye may be the Children of your Father which is in Heaven for He maketh His Sun to rise on the evil and on the good and sendeth Rain on the just and on the unjust.

    Luke 6:26-28 Woe unto you when all Men shall speak well of you! for so did their fathers to the false Prophets. But I say unto you which hear; Love your enemies, do good to them which hate you, Bless them that curse you and pray for them which despitefully use you.

    Philippians 2:2-4 Fulfil ye my Joy that ye be likeminded, having the same Love being of one accord, of one mind. Let nothing be done through strife or vainglory but in lowliness of mind let each esteem other better than themselves. Look not every Man on his own things, but every Man also on the things of others.

    Christian Love and Blessings – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 10/11/2018 / 3:18 pm

      This is a beautiful contribution, Anne. And I totally agree with you that ” Holding onto bitterness and resentment Victor and seeking revenge, is like mixing poison for those who have hurt us and drinking it ourselves, it eats all the goodness away in us like Cancer which is the same as all Sin does and it gives Satan a foothold because it blocks God’s grace and Fellowship too.”

      I guess that summarises the post well. My apologies for my response coming later than usual.

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    • VictorsCorner 10/11/2018 / 3:20 pm

      Remain blessed too. And thank you for reading and commenting. Of course i will visit your blog to read your perspective as well.

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  6. Freedomborn 08/11/2018 / 7:56 pm

    Don’t you approve of my Comment Victor or has WordPress deleted your reply, if not I guess I will have to forgive you Hmmmm and forget too? .

    Blessings – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 09/11/2018 / 6:16 pm

      This is funny Anne. I could never delete your comment. And I would have thought that I have responded to you too. But let me double check and revert. Regards as always.

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      • VictorsCorner 10/11/2018 / 3:22 pm

        As promised Anne, I have now responded to your earlier comment on the post. My sincere apologies for the earlier omission.

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        • Freedomborn 10/11/2018 / 9:30 pm

          I forgive you dear Blogging Friend and will completely forget your omission Hmmmm until the next one Lol.

          Many Blessings Victor Now and in the Future – Anne (Grannie Annie)

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  7. Freedomborn 12/11/2018 / 5:29 pm

    Hi Victor, I was having a lot of Blog Problems again so I used another e-mail address which means I had to join up with everyone again but when I did they didn’t stay joined up, WordPress keeps deleting them so I ‘m not sure if I’m joined up with you again or not because the cookies Policy is hiding your follow. I don’t like to be forced into doing anything and when someone tries to do this I ignore them so I will not accept their Cookie Policy while ever they Try to make me do it.

    Please let me know Victor if I have joined up with you again or not.

    Blessings – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 14/11/2018 / 5:50 pm

      Sorry about your WordPress issue. I hope it’s fully resolved now.

      Yes I just received a notification that you have followed me…again. Thank you very much. As for accepting cookies, I think it’s okay to do so for sites yourself can trust. But if there is any danger in doing that which I am ignorant of, please feelings free to educate me further.

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  8. Freedomborn 15/11/2018 / 8:59 pm

    Hi Victor, as I shared with Diane on my Post, I don’t know a lot about Technology or Cookies either although I do know that there are good and bad ones but what I do know for sure is that being forced to agree to anything is very wrong.

    After you accepted using Cookies and I was Commenting on your Posts without accepting them, after a few lines I couldn’t continue writing your Cookie sign was blocking me. I Prayed and found a way to keep adding my Comments but it took much more time to do so.

    Also as I shared before after changing my e-mail address I tried to join up with a you again but it was not easy and it took a long time trying to avoid the Cookie blocker but I was still not sure if I had been successful as I didn’t receive your confirmation until much later and that is when I decided to share about how Manipulating and Controlling Cookies are in my resent Post. I’m not expecting much response as many just agree to WordPress demands without considering or knowing the consequences and not just for themselves but for others too and it is why I never do.

    But as I said Victor on my Post, it is your choice if you want Cookies but I don’t want to be abused by them anymore although if God leads me as He often does to Comment on a Post and a Blog has them, I will still do so but I won’t join up with anyone who has them so I can avoid the problems they create.

    Christine Love always – Anne.

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    • VictorsCorner 16/11/2018 / 5:19 am

      I agree with you Anne. We shouldn’t be forced to accept those cookies.

      Sorry about he inconvenience you had commenting on my blog. I wasn’t even aware the cookies thing is that bad. You know I use the free version of wordpress, so I have no personal cookies at work except the ones automatically there.

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