These past couple weeks I’ve learned a lot about forgiving people – including myself. I’ve learned how to pray for those who have hurt me.
Praying blessings is powerful – to bless those who curse.
It’ll change the way you think about them, to intercede on their behalf, to plead with the Father for their happiness and well-being, to pray deep faith and abiding peace and overflowing joy over them.
It’ll do things to you – eliminate selfishness and bitterness, change the way you love.
Not for the faint of heart but I highly recommend it if you’re willing to learn a lesson in humility.
That’s where I’m at for the moment.
Humbleness. Prayer. Letting go of the need to be right, to be understood.
Because let’s face it, we’re going to be misunderstood sometimes. People aren’t always going to stick around to hear our side of the story and we’re not always going to get our apology.
And it’s okay. Really.
Their opinion doesn’t define you. It’s how you respond that defines you.
So I choose forgiveness and blessing and grace.
And that is when the healing comes.