Lesson 7 - Forgive Others – Forgive Yourself
In the Lord’s Prayer, it says, ” . . . and forgive us our sins, as we have forgiven those who have sinned against us.” (Matthew 6:12 NIV) Take that to heart! We will be forgiven by God in the measure that we forgive others. And when you’re tempted to withhold mercy from someone else, never forget that the day will come when you will need mercy from others.
You also need to forgive yourself. Guilt is a trap, and it can destroy your life if you allow it. You will make mistakes, and at times you may even be the devil in someone else’s life. When that happens, recognize your failure, seek forgiveness – then get on with your life.