Letting Go of your Past is a key step to walking in self forgiveness. Here are a few key points to consider if you are struggling in this area.
- Realise that you are not perfect.
- Do not dwell on past mistakes. The key word here is dwell because dwelling on the past strips you from living in the present. Your life becomes stagnant.
- Plan for a bright future today by not being stiffed by the past.
- Investigate your past choices. What emotional triggers do you have? Investigate how your emotions during the event that led up to the incident that caused you to not be able to forgive yourself. What were your feelings?
It is important to realise that forgiving yourself is crucial to enjoying a bright future. The chain of guilt shame and embarrassment can weight heavy on your spirit and emotions. You deserve better and you deserve to be free of this weight. Do not let anyone keep you bound to your past because you do deserve to experience freedom and liberty in Jesus.
Take a moment to pray and ask the Holy Spirit to help you forgive yourself.
John 8: 36 says that if the Son sets you free you will be free indeed. In other words if God has forgiven you you are forgiven. If we are not able to forgive ourselves then we have not accepted his forgiveness. Your last line is so important. When Jesus forgave people his next words were not for the past but the future – go and sin no more.
‘You deserve to experience and liberty’ Great post.