Why Are You Holding On: The Road To Forgiveness

Forgiveness is the HARDEST thing to do to most people. Most people have this misconception about forgiveness. They think if you forgive a person you are weak, or you are letting them run all over you. What most people don’t realize is that forgiveness is for YOU. When you hold on to pain and misery, you are only hurting yourself, not the other person.

In my first publication “A Father’s Love” the first chapter of the book is dedicated to forgiveness and how I had to realize in order for me to move on I had to forgive my father for his absence in my life. When I originally wrote the chapter I had no intentions of rekindling the relationship with my father. I knew that in order for me to be happy with myself; I had to forgive him and let go of the pain. I had to release myself of the hurt, because nobody can do that but you.

Forgiveness is never easy. Its a hard step because it forces you to make a decision. Do you want to forgive the person who hurt you so bad, or do you them to hurt the same way you hurt? What if I told you the best way to get back at someone who hurt you is to forgive them……….Now hear me out. When a person hurts you or does something wrong to you…..they want to get a reaction out of you. If you forgive them and move on with your life, they will be getting a reaction that they weren’t expecting. They will be shook. Confused. Confused to as how you can just move on and let go of the pain.

Don’t let nobody control your emotions and life like that. Let go of the hurt and pain. Forgive those who hurt you; it will benefit you in the long run. Life is too short to hold on to grudges and pain. Just because you forgive a person doesn’t necessarily mean you have to have a relationship with them again. It just simply means you let go of the pain to open up your heart for bigger and better things.