How to Forgive Yourself and Feel Set Free

People continually think that it needs a lot of tricky work or that it is hard to forgive. Fundamentally it is way easier than you’ll think to forgive anbother person. There’s also a pleasure to forgiving that arrives once we have surrendered our life to God. The act of forgiveness releases the obligations of our heart to a larger power, freeing us to have a heart of joy and excitement. Discovering how to frogive yourself is a step toward a life of liberty.

I was told the other day that God does not forget our sins once we ask for forgiveness. That is in contrast to what His word declares.

For I’ll forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more. Hebrews 8:12

For us, there is a difference between forgiving ourselves and forgetting the incorrect we have done. God can remove your sin from His mind; we do not have the same capability. The sin we committed may linger in our minds and there could be lasting implications from our acts of disobedience. Yet God tells us we are forgiven and our sins are so far as east is from west.

So far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us. Psalm 103:12

Does God’s forgiveness have anything to do with the solemnness of our deeds? No, God doesn’t put any qualifiers like, this sin or that sin requires something additional because of the severity of the wrong.

Are you able to live the life God desires for you if you don't forgive yourself? How frequently will you beat yourself up or let your heart be encumbered with the sin in your life. When God’s word tells us to admit our sins it carries no qualifiers, it simply states we are forgiven and purified.

If we confess our sins, he is trustworthy and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness. 1 John 1:9

Is forgiving ourselves really easy? Yes, it is if you realize the difficult work was borne by Jesus at the cross. It would not be correct to say forgiveness came at a small price. I'm able to forgive, myself and others and forgive promptly, because Jesus death on the cross. He suffered a horrible death and for 6 hours He was totally separated from His Father so I may have forgiveness of my sins. What would that say about the cost of His sacrifice if I did not want to forgive myself? An additional piece on forgivng.

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Where are your past sins? Did you ask God to forgive them and have you turned away? If yes, then your sins are buried at the foot of Jesus cross. Did you know that God doesn’t even remember your sin. God forgetting and recollecting no more is virtually incredible and the only way I know it’s correct is because God’s word tells me in multiple passages.

In one passage it informs me He forgets as far as east is from west. That distance simply can't be measured and that explains why God used it as a reference. You can measure north to south due to the north pole and south pole but east to west cannot be measured. His word also tells me he doesn't remember, I don't how you get any more clear.

God’s desire is for you to forgive yourself and as best you can to forget your previous sin. Now for us mortals that's a little bit tougher. God sent us the Holy Spirit after Jesus went to Heaven and He is our comforter and helper. You should call oh Him to help you forget your past sin. Here’s a wonderful piece Forgiving Others.

How do I forgive my past sins? You are not forgiving yourself like God has forgiven you but you say if He has forgiven me then I should forgive myself. Most of us think that’s hard. Oftentimes we will forgive someone else for their sin quicker than we may forgive ourselves. Are we being prideful and putting a raised standard of forgiveness on ourselves. Do we think that we are closer to God than the person I excused so because of my relationship with God my sin is worse? I’d call that prideful and that's a sin to God.

I have seen killers forgiven by God and while they may never utterly forget their wrong they know God has forgiven them and they have a choice. Forgive themselves and grow nearer to God or to remain in a spot where they're telling God He is wrong. I've seen well known pastors who have committed sin and have asked for forgiveness from God and then they were forced to forgive themselves.

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How to Forgive Yourself - Transforming a Lifetime of Freedom

How often have you heard the statement “I’ll never be in a position to pardon myself for what I’ve done?” Perhaps you’re even guilty of making that statement yourself. Forgiveness can be a extraordinarily tough thing to supply another who has discredited or hurt us, but forgiving ourselves appears to be harder still. There looks to be a tendency to hold ourselves a great deal more responsible for than we hold others for the exact same offense.

Why is that? 1 reason is pride. While that may appear to be a contradiction, it’s really not. Whenever we enforce a different set of rules, or enact a higher set of standards for ourselves over others, that’s pride. When we can find it inside our self to forgive others, though not ourselves, what we are in effect pronouncing is that we are less capable of making a poor decision than others. We are saying that we believe our self to be more discerning, sensible, more judicious and more careful than others, and we have no excuse for doing what we probably did and should not pardon ourselves. When God Himself, offers to excuse the sins of all who seek His forgiveness but we refuse to forgive ourselves, we are setting ourselves above others and that, is pride.

So how does one pardon one’s self? Straightforward, just like they’d pardon some other person. The beliefs are the same.

First, one must find the forgiveness of God for all sin finally is against Him. King David reminded us of that when he sought forgiveness for sleeping with a married woman. He then compounded his wrong when he had her hubby removed from the picture by ordering him to the front lines of battle where he knew he’d be killed. In Psalm 51:3&4, he cries out to God and says, “For I know my transgressions, and my sin is ever before me. Against you and you only I have sinned and done what is evil in your sight.”

God is ready and waiting to excuse your sin and then, He guarantees to remember it no more.

I John 1:9 “If we confess our sin, He’s faithful and just to forgive us our sin and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

The very next step is to remember that forgiveness is a choice, not a feeling. In the same way you should decide to excuse somebody, (not just try and feel happier about them or what they did) you should decide to excuse yourself.

Next, it is exceedingly important to remember that forgiveness doesn’t imply excusing the action “for someone else, or yourself. That is what so powerful about forgiveness. It’s selecting to excuse in spite of the wrong or terrible thing done to or by you. It also means not dwelling on it any more or bringing it up again in any further conversation, either with others, or yourself.

When true forgiveness takes place, it involves taking pity on that person and recognizing that they need grace as much as you do. Forgiving yourself means taking pity on yourself, as much as you would any other person. With that, goes recognizing and recognizing your desire for grace. Don’t be hard on yourself. You’re a human being with weakness and issues and a great capacity for messing up. Take responsibility for the injustices you have done, receive God’s forgiveness and then extend that hand of mercy to yourself.

If, your Heavenly Father in all His greatness and power readily extends forgiveness to you when you ask, who are you not to discover how to forgive yourself?

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People often think that it needs a lot of tough work or it is hard to forgive. Actually it is way easier than you may imagine to forgive others. There’s also a sweetness to forgiving that comes when we have surrendered our life to God. The process of forgiveness lets go the burdens of our heart to a bigger power, freeing each of us to have a heart of joy and peacefulness. Discovering how to frogive yourself is a first step in the direction of a life of freedom.

I read the other day that God does not forget our sins after we ask for forgiveness of our sins. That’s simply in contrast to what His word asserts.

For I will forgive their wickedness and will remember their sins no more.

Hebrews 8:12

For each of us, there’s a difference between forgiving ourselves and forgetting the wrong we have done. God is able to remove your sin from His mind; we don’t have the same capability. The sin we committed may stay in our thoughts and there could be lasting effects from our acts of sinfulness. Yet God tells us we are pardoned and our sins are as far as east is from west.

As far as the east is from the west, so far has he removed our sins from us.

Psalm 103:12

Does the forgiveness of God have anything to do with the seriousness of our actions? No, God does not put any qualifiers like, this sin or that sin requires something extra because of the severity of the sin.

Will you be able to live the life God meant for you if you don’t forgive yourself? How many times will you beat yourself up or let your heart be burdened with the sin in your life. When God’s word declares for us to confess our sins it has no qualifiers, it actualy says every one of are forgiven and purified.

If we confess our sins, he’s dependable and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

1 John 1:9

Is forgiving ourselves simple? Yes, it is if you know the tough work was borne by Jesus at the cross. It wouldn’t be accurate to say forgiveness came at a small cost. I can forgive, myself and others and forgive unreservedly, because Jesus died on the cross. He suffered dreadful death and for SIX hours He was completely separated from His Heavenly Father so I could have forgiveness of my sins. What would that say about the value of His sacrifice if I refused to forgive myself?

I encourage you to take advantage of our complimentary present, “God’s Answer?” It’ll show you how to live life through a power which will transform your life. This journey of yours isn't about your skills or capabilities or anything you can do to change your life. It is about permitting the power of God to radically change you.

Burton Rager writer of “Living Life Set Free” and “God’s Answer?” Click to find out how to forgive yourslef and receive a complimentary copy of “God’s Answer?”

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