Forgiveness is one tool to overcoming anything in life. Setbacks, heartaches, disappointments — whatever struggles we face and whenever we feel broken by life, forgiveness can be used like a shovel to remove all the dirt and filth that we associate with those difficulties. We can talk about how those struggles make us stronger, and that’s all well and good, but when we’re in the middle of those situations we need a way to overcome. Any mistakes we may have made, any mistakes someone else may have made, can be overcome through the power of forgiveness.
Other tools to overcoming also work to our advantage: faith, perseverance, hope, and love all aid in our ability to overcome, but we must not forget that forgiveness coupled with love is the oil that makes the parts fit together smoothly, enabling us to move forward once more.
No one is defeated who refuses to quit, unless that person remains in the failures of the past because she or he cannot get past the hurts, mistakes, and damages. The best way to move forward is to learn from the past, and then put it behind us through loving forgiveness.
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