Ever had someone you love betray your trust?
If so, you know how difficult it can be to forgive them.
Thankfully, it’s not impossible.
Believe it or not, you are not the only one who struggles with forgiving someone who has wronged you.
I recently received an email from a fellow R.E.A.L. Lover who’s sister betrayed her trust and she is wondering how she can forgive and forget what her sister did to her.
In the latest episode of the Listen Up Ladies series, I will address her concerns, provide my insight and discuss her situation from a woman’s perspective with Ariel.
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Episode Title: How to Forgive and Forget
- “Only God can change a person’s heart.” – Ariel
- “As hard as it may seem, to be able to forgive someone else, it’s definitely possible.” – Jay
- “Bitterness doesn’t do anybody any good.” – Ariel
- “You cannot always want to be right.” – Ariel
- “The only person that you truly have any control over is yourself.” – Jay
- “When you know you need to forgive someone, you have to make the first place you go to God.” – Jay
- “Examine people by their character. That’s the greatest identifier of what type of person you’re dealing with.” – Jay
- How to FORGIVE and FORGET
- How to deal with the betrayal of your trust by a family member
- The power in forgiving yourself and knowing that your Heavenly Father has forgiven you
- How to overcome the hurt and betrayal caused by a sibling
Hot Topics & Takeaways:
- The importance of knowing the character of people you desire to place your trust in
- Discover the starting point for forgiving anyone for anything
- How to deal with a sibling who is unremorseful about hurting or betraying you
- What it means to “forget”
Dangers & Difficulties:
- The danger of placing your trust in someone who doesn’t value or deserve it
- The things that make forgiving other people so difficult
- The danger in not being willing to let go of the pain and hurt that someone has caused you
Experience is the Best Teacher:
- Ariel shares how she stepped out on faith, by quitting her job, and amidst financial challenges her amazing best friend remains by her side
- Ariel explains how she’s dealt with the betrayal of her trust by her brother and her sister
- Ariel tells how she was able to reach the point where she could genuinely and completely forgive her brother
Insight & Action Steps:
- Know a person’s character before trusting them
- Vent about your pain, but don’t dish dirt on the person who hurt you
- Know when to pass everything you’re dealing with off to God
- Acknowledge that it is possible to not only forgive, but to forget too
Apply the Principles:
“Cast your cares on the Lord and he will sustain you; He will never let the righteous be shaken. “ Psalm 55:22 (NIV)
Show Some Love:
Please leave me a comment or a private message answering the following question:
Do you believe it is possible to forgive AND forget?