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Forgiveness 7 months 3 weeks ago #70837

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In your own words, what is the definition of forgiveness? What is a dictionary definition of forgiveness? And how do you know you have truly forgiven someone? I'm struggling with these questions and I hope you guys can help... :(
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Forgiveness 7 months 3 weeks ago #70910

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I think that forgiveness is according to Google, "the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.
"she is quick to ask forgiveness when she has overstepped the line"- Google. but in my opinion, forgiveness is when people get mad or hit you, don't hit them back. or when you mess up and fall on someone who then doesn't help you up, don't go on and on to your friends about it.
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nadcombo wrote:
I think that forgiveness is according to Google, "the action or process of forgiving or being forgiven.
"she is quick to ask forgiveness when she has overstepped the line"- Google. but in my opinion, forgiveness is when people get mad or hit you, don't hit them back. or when you mess up and fall on someone who then doesn't help you up, don't go on and on to your friends about it.

I really like your definition.
... Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll still be on my knees with my hands lifted ...
... If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
- Guilty by Newsboys
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Forgiveness 7 months 3 weeks ago #71006

Forgiveness is letting go of the anger and pain so that you can move on
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Forgiveness is being able to recall a time you were wronged without getting angry at the person who wronged you.
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SirGeneralCliche wrote:
Forgiveness is being able to recall a time you were wronged without getting angry at the person who wronged you.

How to you get to that point?
... Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll still be on my knees with my hands lifted ...
... If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
- Guilty by Newsboys
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Mp137 wrote:
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Forgiveness is being able to recall a time you were wronged without getting angry at the person who wronged you.

How to you get to that point?

Depends. I personally like to replay the memory in my mind, but reimagining it so that it goes my way. Just imagining it going my way can calm me down. Also, I am reassured that if something like that were to happen to me again, I will be more prepared. Eventually, I get to the point where I just stop caring about it.
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SirGeneralCliche wrote:
Mp137 wrote:
SirGeneralCliche wrote:
Forgiveness is being able to recall a time you were wronged without getting angry at the person who wronged you.

How to you get to that point?

Depends. I personally like to replay the memory in my mind, but reimagining it so that it goes my way. Just imagining it going my way can calm me down. Also, I am reassured that if something like that were to happen to me again, I will be more prepared. Eventually, I get to the point where I just stop caring about it.

That's something I can't do. I can't try to replay the memories to go my way, because I've got a bad habit of beating myself up for little things, so reply my way would/does trigger that... it's a good idea though
... Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll still be on my knees with my hands lifted ...
... If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
- Guilty by Newsboys
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Forgiveness 7 months 3 weeks ago #71114

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Ty Gibson puts it in a really good way. He talks about how he can share his story but it feels like he's telling another persons story.....in other words, there's no emotion attached. When you can come to the poin when you can talk about stuff without feeling strong emotion, then I think you will have forgiven. :)
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In my own opinion forgiveness is a promise and not a feeling. For example, when I say I forgive you, I mean that I promise not to use your mistakes against you. :)
When you want to rush things and worry about em, always keep in mind that everything has it's own time :)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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rushitaylor wrote:
In my own opinion forgiveness is a promise and not a feeling. For example, when I say I forgive you, I mean that I promise not to use your mistakes against you. :)

That's a really good definition. I've never thought of it that way.
... Even if it gets me convicted
I’ll still be on my knees with my hands lifted ...
... If saying I believe is out of line
If I’m judged cause I’m gonna give my life
To show the world the love that fills me
Then I want to be Guilty ...
- Guilty by Newsboys
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Forgiveness 7 months 2 weeks ago #71626

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Mp137 wrote:
rushitaylor wrote:
In my own opinion forgiveness is a promise and not a feeling. For example, when I say I forgive you, I mean that I promise not to use your mistakes against you. :)

That's a really good definition. I've never thought of it that way.
I agree....that's a really good way of looking at forgiveness! I like that definition.....@Mp, I had never thought of it that way before either......
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I think forgiveness is like love in that it is a decision not a feeling. I choose to forgive someone when they have wronged me. That doesn't mean I like what they did or I accept it, it just means that I won't harbour bitterness about it. When you love someone, it's a choice, not a feeling. When I love someone, I'll put their feelings and wants before mine, sometimes even to the point of discomfort, because you want the best for them. But you can only do that with God's help; and it's the same with forgiveness. :)
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bush possum wrote:
I think forgiveness is like love in that it is a decision not a feeling. I choose to forgive someone when they have wronged me. That doesn't mean I like what they did or I accept it, it just means that I won't harbour bitterness about it. When you love someone, it's a choice, not a feeling. When I love someone, I'll put their feelings and wants before mine, sometimes even to the point of discomfort, because you want the best for them. But you can only do that with God's help; and it's the same with forgiveness. :)

I agree.

When it's hard for you to forgive someone, think about God's love and grace and how he can forgive us despite our downfalls and mistakes.
When you want to rush things and worry about em, always keep in mind that everything has it's own time :)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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There's a song called "forgiveness" by TobyMac and it's pretty good. Listen to the lyrics ;)
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emmy01 wrote:
Mp137 wrote:
rushitaylor wrote:
In my own opinion forgiveness is a promise and not a feeling. For example, when I say I forgive you, I mean that I promise not to use your mistakes against you. :)

That's a really good definition. I've never thought of it that way.
I agree....that's a really good way of looking at forgiveness! I like that definition.....@Mp, I had never thought of it that way before either......

I got the idea from a quote that I read a long time ago, although I can't remember when I read it :huh:
When you want to rush things and worry about em, always keep in mind that everything has it's own time :)
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
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