Good evening everyone. Tonight, I want to share with you why it is so important to forgive your bullies. I know, I know! I can practically hear the groans of dread and scoffs coming from a few already. To be honest, I once had the same attitude myself anytime I was advised to forgive. However, forgiveness doesn’t mean that the transgression committed against you is okay, nor does it mean that you have to be buddies with the person who wronged you. Forgiveness only benefits you, not your attacker. Allow me to delve a little deeper:
Forgiveness is a must! It is a prerequisite for re-empowerment and happiness. It’s not about letting anyone off the hook, it’s about setting yourself free from the toxic feelings of anger and hate, which will otherwise hold you back.
This message is not only for children and teens who are being bullied at school today but also for any adult survivors who were once victims of bullying when they were in school. Forgive bullies. Do it now! The sooner you forgive, the sooner you will be happy. I can tell you that for me, being able to forgive was like a huge weight being lifted off of my shoulders. There’s truly no better feeling!
Anytime you hold on to grudges and hate for a person, that individual CONTROLS YOU whether you realize it or not. They may have exerted control over your teen years, but you don’t have to let them control the rest of your life. Forgiveness is the only solution to this problem. It’s the only way that you will be able to take back control of your life.