Galatians 5:13-14 (Wuest – The New Testament: An Expanded Translation) 13 For, as for you, upon the basis of freedom you were called, brethren. Only do not turn your liberty into a base of operations for the evil nature, but through love keep on constantly serving one another, 14 for the whole law in one utterance stands fully obeyed, namely, in this, Love your neighbor as you do yourself.
What if you done something so despicable that you can’t love yourself? What if you are offended by something that you did yourself?
John 20:23 (ESV) 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”
The word “forgive” means “to send away”
It is that simple to forgive to send it away, which is synonymous with the concept of “putting off.” According to Jesus, there are only 2 options for how we respond. We hold on to them or send them away. “Forgive.”
If you hold on to it then those emotions will eat away at you like a cancer.
You must get to the point where you see yourself the way Jesus sees you the way God sees you.
Romans 5:5 (ESV) 5 and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.
Love yourself, love people and be free.
” One of the most powerful things I do is to rethink or imagine the situation and see or experience myself handling it with love.” Anonymous