Forgiveness Is a Choice

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Following are some wonderful laws of the Spirit that will set your heart and mind free. You can be vibrant and happy and excited about life and about new possibilities, but part of what is required is that you let go of heartaches of the past, so that your past hurts do not control your future.

Forgiveness Is a Choice

In My Thoughts...

I do not dwell on the incident or replay it in my mind.

"Casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ."   (2 Corinthians 10:5)                                                 

In My Speech...

I do not talk about the incident with the forgiven person or with others.

"Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking." (1 Peter 2:1)

In My Actions...

I do not allow the incident to embitter me against the forgiven person and use it to hurt them.

"Love...bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." (1 Corinthians 13:7)

Additional resources which help heal the heart include Hearing God's Voice, Counseled By God and Prayers That Heal the Heart.