The Forgiveness Challenge

Over the last four weeks, I have been running a forgiveness challenge in my FB group and training/coaching website.  I wanted to share the summary of it here just in case you want to join in your own time.

4 weeks of Forgiveness Challenge

Week 1

This week we learnt about two things: that forgiveness is an action not an emotion and knowing how to forgive, here are the extract to those posts with the url links at the end.

Post 1

This post is the first in the 4 week Forgiveness Challenge #4weeksforgiveness I’m running both here and in my Facebook group.  Each week I’ll share a lesson on Biblical forgiveness whilst challenging ourselves to apply it during the week.  It would be great if you could join us, I’ll share the post here on a Monday but the heavy lifting and support will take place over in the group.  You in? A few years back I was in a very difficult situation with family members and although God was calling me to forgive them I had no idea how to go Continue Reading →

Post 2

This post continues on from yesterday’s post on Forgiveness – Forgiveness is an Action. Forgiveness isn’t easy and anyone who says otherwise is surely kidding themselves – it might get easier with time and practice but it is a journey of practiced divinity. How do we know when it’s the right time to forgive?  Is there a best time or should we forgive someone regardless? This might be a bit controversial because when we read about forgiveness it almost looks like it’s instantaneous – it seems to me that there’s almost always a process that surrounds it. As such, I’m convinced Continue Reading →

Week 2

This week we focused on the ability to forgive yourself.  This post is the 2nd part of the 4 week forgiveness challenge I am running in my Facebook group, if you would like to catch up read week one’s posts here and here.  There’s an area of forgiveness we overlook.  We know the Bible tells us to forgive one another so we tend to focus on that, but what about forgiving yourself?  I think that being able to forgive yourself is just as important as forgiving somebody else after all, what you are really doing is forgiving a soul and you too are a soul. But whilst as we saw Continue Reading →

Week 3

This week we looked at two ingredients necessary for healthy forgiveness: boundaries and love.  This week is the 3rd week in the 4 Week forgiveness challenge, to read the other posts click here. There are two things which make forgiveness stick: boundaries and love.  They actually work hand in hand.  One of the reasons I have struggled so much with forgiveness is because I didn’t know and didn’t practice both of these things.  I’m not saying that I’m perfect but it sure does make it easier for me to know when and why I’m struggling to forgive. As it has rightly been pointed out on my FB group, forgiveness doesn’t mean forgetting – not Continue Reading →

Week 4

samaritan forgiveness

This is the last post in the 4 Weeks of Forgiveness Challenge, so far we have looked at: Forgiveness as an action The importance of forgiving yourself Boundaries and love Today I want to talk about repentance and re-learning, I kinda touched upon this in last week’s post about boundaries. I decided to write this series not because I’m so great at forgiving others but because I have had to deal with really difficult people in my life who have hurt me and haven’t looked twice about doing so, in fact they have taken pleasure in hurting me.  It has caused me Continue Reading →

OK that’s it.  Hope you enjoy it, if you decide to take part in the challenge.

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