“If you forgive those who sin against you, your heavenly Father will forgive you.  But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins.”

Matthew 6:14-15 (NLT)

Instead, be kind to each other, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, just as God through Christ has forgiven you.”

Ephesians 4:32 (NLT)

Forgive means to cease to feel resentment against the one who offended you. The only way to truly love is to forgive. You have to forgive yourself and forgive those who have done you any wrong. If the father of your child chooses not to take his responsibility as a parent serious, then forgive him and be the best mother that you can be for your child. You cannot make anyone do something that they do not want to do. Don’t waste your time and energy trying to make him do right or fussing and fighting with him or his family. Time is precious and you need to spend it loving your child. Forgiveness is not always easy but it is a must in order to live a free life. Forgiveness can free you from resentment. You don’t want to pass on those negative feelings to your child. You don’t want to say mean things to your child about their father. It will only come back to hurt you in the end. Forgiveness frees you from taking out your frustration on your child which is easy to do. Choose to live in peaceably for the sake of your child. Be the bigger person. Be the better person. Be the forgiving person.

Faith Confession:

I am a FORGIVER

I shall not hold grudges, seek revenge nor have resentment

I shall live peaceably for my child and my emotional well being

I shall be the bigger and better person

I am free because I am a forgiver

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