In yesterday’s post we talked about the decision to forgive. While that’s an important part of forgiveness, the next one is the process of actually forgiving those around you. As much as we’d like to pretend that forgiveness is simply a decision we make, it’s not quite that easy. Forgiving is hard and as we established in yesterday’s post, it isn’t a feeling and it isn’t something that comes naturally to us.
Instead, I like to think of forgiveness as more of a habit. We make the decision to forgive and then we have to spend quite some time reminding ourselves daily of that decision until it becomes a habit, something automatic.