“Whoever wants to show love forgives a wrong. But those who talk about it separate close friends.” Proverbs 17:9 (NIRV)
Forgiveness is a choice and requires action from you. Keep in mind that forgiving others doesn’t mean that the person was right but it provides you and the person you are forgiving with freedom. As followers of Jesus, we are called to forgive others just like God has forgiven us. So how do we forgive others as God forgives us?
In my thoughts… I will not keep thinking about what happened or keep replaying it in my mind. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
In my speech… I will not continue to talk about what happened with the forgiven person or with others. (1 Peter 2:1)
In my actions… I will not allow what happened to make me resent or hold a grudge against the forgiven person and use it to hurt them. (Colossians 3:13)