Love and Forgiveness Room-

Corner 3- 

Forgiving Yourself

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Jesus heals our hearts and gives us understanding of ourselves. He helps us to love and forgive ourselves.

Will you choose to forgive yourself?

Let Jesus take you on a journey through your past. Ask Him to show what experiences marked you in the wrong way, and also where you need to forgive yourself.

Judas couldn’t forgive himself so he killed himself. Peter forgave himself and went on to prosper and be an apostle that was remembered for all of time.  Yet Jesus showed me that 
Peter was the hardest to forgive! 

He said, “You know who was the hardest for me to forgive? Peter, because I had let him into my heart in a way that I hadn’t let anyone else in.  Then he betrayed me by denying me three times. I trusted him so much that it took tremendous effort to forgive him on the beach because my heart was so hurt. Even though I knew he was in process and that he wasn’t being his true self, it was still hard.”

Then He laughed and said: “You are all built in grace, so let's ease off the expectations and just appreciate people.  Appreciation, Value, and Blessing is always the best way to respond.”

Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the Law that gives freedom. 

For judgment without mercy will be shown to anyone who has not been merciful.

Mercy triumphs over judgment. 

-James 2:12-13

If we don't forgive ourselves, we don't become who we were made to be. Judas aborted that process and Peter would have if he hadn't accepted Jesus' forgiving him.  If you don't forgive yourself, you become a fake versus an original. The greatest question God will ask you is; “Did you become yourself, who I created you to be?  We can never become ourselves if we don't forgive ourselves.

Jesus told me, “Now it’s time to talk about you. I am going to take you back through the journey of your own life and help you learn how to forgive yourself for all the ways you feel you have fallen short in loving others. I'm going to help you see yourself the way I do. As I revealed to you in the 2nd corner of this room, people love you the best way they know how, and there are always reasons why people behave or react in ways that hurt others. The same is true for you. I want to bring you greater understanding of yourself and help you to see yourself the way that I do.”

“Before we begin this journey through your past, I need you to choose what and who you are going to focus on this during this process. You must cherish and hold only what I show you about yourself and not allow any other thoughts or beliefs to enter in. When feelings of pain, anger, shame, or guilt start to arise within you, all you need to do is look at me and I will help you not be overcome by these emotions.”

“I love you more than you could ever know and I have never once had a negative thought about you. I don’t expect you to be perfect  I only ask that you allow me to help you be kind in all your interactions with people and that you choose to forgive even when it is not easy to do so. But you will never be able to fulfill this in your relationships with others if you don’t first fulfill it for yourself. So, what are we waiting for? Close your eyes as I take you back to 3 defining experiences in your life that need to be rectified per my truth and perspective. You need to hold and cherish who you are right now and you need to know that I have never had a negative thought about you." 

But I am so overwhelmed with what's wrong with me!  Jesus told me, "This doesn’t mean you have to be perfect; what you need to understand is that you are already perfect in my sight. There is nothing about you that is not ok with me.  And if you are ok with me, then you are ok! Every experience serves as an opportunity to learn. I know exactly what you need and how many times you need to experience those emotions before you move on.”

Jesus celebrates with us even in the mistakes because He has the full and complete picture of who we are and where we are headed.




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