Updated: Sep 19
Today, I want to touch on a tough subject. It's about releasing the expectation of an apology. We all know how much weight we give to the words "I'm sorry," and it's only natural to hope for them. But sometimes, we have to find peace regardless of whether those words ever come. Life moves forward, with or without them.
Forgiveness is a complex journey, one that often leaves us raw and hurting. Yet, the true essence of forgiveness lies in letting go. It's about finding serenity with the person, the situation, or even the memory. It's about allowing things to be, without our constant interference. .
Consider this: While you hold on to resentment, pain, and doubt, the person who wronged you may have moved on, perhaps even made amends. They could be living their best life while you remain tangled in the web of their actions.
Maybe that apology will never come, but you have the power to set yourself free. Don't let the past shackle you from what the future holds. Some things are better left unsaid, unread, and unreacted to.
If you've been grappling with a situation for a while, it's time for some introspection.
#1 - Is an apology still worth waiting for after all this time?
#2 - Can you find peace if that apology never comes?
#3 - Is this situation negatively impacting your overall well-being?
#4 - Can you establish boundaries to prevent a repeat of this situation?
Answering these questions will lead you to a deeper understanding of the issue at hand. Afterward, take a moment to talk to God about your answers. Pray and be patient, for sometimes the answer may come through the very person, place, or thing you're struggling to forgive.
As we are in our healing journey, we must recognize when it's time to release and grow into the purpose God has set for us. Clinging to a situation may be hindering our own progress and blocking God's hand in dealing with it. Remember, we don't own anything; it's all a gift from God. Surrendering every aspect of our lives to Him shows our trust in His plan.
Affirm this daily: God has my yes. God has my heart. God has my life. He holds every blessing. I have God, and that is all I need.
May you lead a blessed life, Healing Bestie! Remember, there may be a missing apology, but God is always present!
Peace & Blessings,