iChoose2 Forgive

Welcome to Week #7 of our iChoose2 Love My Life: one-year journey toward living a life you love!

Your Week #7 Video is below. After you watch the video, please leave a comment below sharing about a time you chose to forgive.

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Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!
About Lori Burrell

Lori loves encouraging and talking to women of all ages! Her favorite word is “joy” and she loves to help others seek and find it in their own lives. After going through a difficult season, Lori desires that others find hope and peace in trials and hardships. She is grateful that God is allowing her to pursue her passion of coaching women to live a life of no regret!

Comments

  1. Forgiveness is always so difficult to do & put the pain behind even more of a challenge. Thank you, Lori! It is something I will concentrate on starting this week. God love you all!

  2. Lori…thank you for sharing your heart! I admire you so much!

  3. Carol Williams says:

    I have a person that I always think I have forgiven. She is not in my everyday life, but sometimes we end up in situations together. That is when I find that I must not have forgiven her because I feel hurt and become angry. Other than this one situation, I am able to forgive even serious things–with a little time.

  4. This is probably one of the hardest ones for me because it’s about forgiving someone I deal with daily and their addiction that is affecting me and my children. By reading this week’s chapter and watching the video, I have however realized that the one great thing that has happened because of this person’s addiction is it has brought my children and I closer. We get to spend more quality time together and understand what the other is going through when it comes to this addiction in our lives. So for the first time EVER I realized that this person’s addiction is actually a good thing when it comes to the relationship I have with my children. Without it, I don’t know if we would be as close. I will work on the whole “forgiveness” thing but it is a tough one. I realize that by forgiving their addiction and denial of it, the only one they are truly hurting is themselves. They are missing out on some quality time with the people in their lives. Thank you for the encouragement and understanding!! 🙂

  5. Edwina Cowgill says:

    My former pastor’s wife said something in a Bible study that has stayed with me ever since then. She spoke of a time when she was deeply wounded–so much so–she could not readily forgive the person. So her prayer was “Make me willing to be willing to forgive.” I was so glad she shared that because when my husband of 18 years left me and my children, .I prayed that sentence daily, sometimes many times throughout the day. I could not immediately forgive him. In fact, it took 2 years before I could face him and tell him “I forgive you.” When I did, the heaviness in my heart was gone and I knew that healing had begun.

    • Thank you Edwina, for sharing this. It nails my own thoughts down – sometimes it is even the willingness that is hard to achieve. Praying for this willingness first – what an insight!

  6. 1 John 1:9 says “If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.” Our reaction to someone who has hurt us can be worse than the wrong committed to us. I have had to “Put the past behind” and move forward in relationships, mostly family hurts. I have chosen to risk loving again and live in the present without being concerned about what might happen again down the road. I will remember your comments too Edwina. Thank you.

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