When will you choose to forgive?
Not now, I’m waiting.
What are you waiting for?
For my former friend to change
To get even with my coworker
For my enemies to realize they are wrong
For my husband to stop drinking; then everything will be better
For my wife to ask for forgiveness; it was her fault
To feel capable; I have no idea how to deal with this
For courage. What if he gets mad? What if she turns against me?
For God to change things.
What if you don’t wait and choose forgiveness?
I will have to
have courage and confront my fears
take responsibility for my feelings
change the way I think
put forth effort
I won’t get to
be a victim anymore
be certain I’m right
pretend to be who I think I should be. I’ll have to be me.
What if you choose forgiveness and do the work necessary to forgive?
No more self-righteous anger
No more fear of faults, failures, and flaws
A better understanding of myself and others
Feelings of compassion instead of bitterness
Freedom from unrealistic expectations
Forward movement, no more circling backwards
Genuine, honest communication
A new and improved chapter in my life story
Photo by Jeremy Bishop on Unsplash