Recently I talked about forgiveness…and there something I would like to re-emphasize.
When we are hurt by others, it is possible to forgive them without allowing for a restoration of the relationship. Basically, we set our posture towards them so that we insulate ourselves…as to not allow them to hurt us again.
In other words, we determine to not forgive their future sins against us.
Forgiveness is not for their benefit. it is for OUR benefit. We hurt ourselves when we harbor un-forgiveness. It festers and grows and changes us to our own detriment.
Note – I am not talking about failing to set boundaries. Of course I’m not loaning someone more money if they failed to pay me back. But, I still need to forgive them to restore our relationship and set a positive tone for future interactions.
Thanks for listening.