One of the most powerful moments in a person’s life is when we turn from our past, the hurts, regrets, and disappointments - and move into our future. The pathway to move forward is through forgiveness. Forgiveness is the most powerful tool to launch into a fresh new start.
Forgiveness releases. Unforgiveness holds on to the past. Whether your last year or two was good or bad, the only way to face a new start is to let go of the past. It no longer defines you … it is part of your life, but not part of your future.
Jesus said, “When you forgive others, you release from your heart the negative thoughts that are there. If you don’t forgive others, you will retain the hurts and shame from things you’ve done or things that have happened to you.” John 20:21-23.
When Christ forgave you and me – it released us of our past. For many of us, forgiving ourselves is the largest battle.
It’s a new life – no longer held back by your past. If we don’t walk through forgiveness then our past is our future.