Choosing to keep no records of wrong. Love “keeps no record of wrongs” (I Corinthians 13:5). Why do we keep track of the times we are offended? When we develop a lifestyle of total forgiveness, we learn to erase the wrong rather than file it away in our mental computer. Total Forgiveness by RTKendall
He asks why? Is it because when we are hurt we want to lash back? Tick for tack; I want you to feel the way you made me feel? You will not get the last word. I got this. A back and forward dialogue until you are exhausted and don’t know any more to say to dig it in deeper.
Depending on where you’re from and what you were exposed to can make all the difference in how you handle things. Sometimes it takes a little longer to realize holding on to those things that hurt and bring them back up to hurt again is not healthy for you and definitely not the relationship.
It is so much easier to let it go. That’s right, let it go, never to bring it up again and move on. So again, I agree with Kendall’s thoughts of Love “keeps no record of wrongs.” Yes, it is a learned process. But the key is not to give up on what you want to be excellent in your marriage. That’s the growth that takes place within you. You can’t worry about what your spouse is taking on for himself or herself. You must position yourself for the growth to be at peace. You know, that peace that surpasses all understanding. After all the Word tells us, “one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forward to those things which are ahead” Philippians 3:13
Choose Forgiveness – You’re Choosing to Love