Forgiveness and Passion

Forgiving has nothing to do with to person I forgive. They don’t have to and won’t change. I just release myself to live without blaming, without needing them to be anything for me. It’s choosing to live in the present instead of blaming my present on my past. It’s a continual choice – not a one time decision. I choose to forgive in circumstance and events for the rest of my life. I choose forgiveness. I choose to take responsibility for my life. I choose not to blame. I choose to love without holding back. I choose to give grace. I choose not to use people as my enemy.
This morning I was reading Brennen Mannings book ‘Abba’s Child. This book is becoming a gentle poke when I’m wondering off trail. This morning was no different. 🙂
“The recovery of passion begins with the recovery of my true self as the beloved. If I find Christ I will find myself and if I find my true self I will find Him.” 

About Michelle

I'm Michelle. I'm an extrovert city girl who grew up in the beautiful farm country of the East Coast and moved to Houston Texas 6 years ago. Stepping out, being known and letting myself be seen are some of the scariest and most frightening things I’ve done and that's what my blog is about. View all posts by Michelle

2 responses to “Forgiveness and Passion

  • Kathleen

    A heard this today:
    By not being able to forgive is to keep on being a victim and hurting. It has nothing to do with the person or situation you should forgive.
    It is like starting yourself on fire in hopes that the other person will suffocate in the smoke.

    Michelle – I was wondering – do you know if your parents read your blog?
    Are they at all sorry for the way they brought you up?

    • Michelle

      Hey Kathleen,
      My parents do read my blog. I don’t know if they are sorry and, while it would bring up many things to talk about, them apologizing to me isn’t something I cling to. I have found that having other people step into my life as parents has been very helpful in my healing. I had 2nd parent figures as a teenager so it’s not in any way a slam against my parents. I’ve come to believe that all children need people to look up to that are not their parents.

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