Forgive or Let Go?



Is it really our job to forgive or is it our job to let go? Today I heard someone say to forgive another is highly arrogant. To forgive is between that person and God; it is not my place to forgive, but it is my place to let go. He said to talk of forgiveness is to allow the other person, the one who hurt us, to own a part of our life. Because we constantly are working on forgiving someone we are constantly allowing them to own us.  I will admit this is an interesting concept.  And truly the letting go of things has always been more what I focus on so it has me wondering if it could be true.

In times like these I turn to my intuition, my gut, does this concept resonate within me?l? Hmmmmm well it actually did at the time when I heard it……although I by no means have it all figured out. And I definitely am not throwing my thoughts on forgiveness out the window!  I am thinking to get to this place of letting go instead of forgiving…..that may be for another level of spiritual growth! To understand it and practice it properly.

So now I am left wondering where I go from here, I mean I have spent the last 8 years reading, writing, and talking about forgiveness, and of course living forgiveness! Fortunately for me I have leaned more towards gratitude in the last few years….and for that I am grateful!  🙂

I do still feel forgiveness is huge in my life, our life. Recently I’ve written more about self-love and self-forgiveness, now I am wondering if that is where I need to spend more of my time and effort?

I have a lot to think about.

I wonder; what do you think?

4 thoughts on “Forgive or Let Go?

  1. This person who gave you this information has obviously not read his Bible and does not understand the concept of forgiving. The Bible CLEARLY states in Matthew 6:14,15…. “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” How much clearer could that be? Forgiving someone does not allow the other person to own a part of us – it actually releases our tie to that person and sets us free. Unforgiveness keeps us tied to that person until we forgive them, then God can take care of the rest.


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