Exercise for Lesson 15
Freedom Through Forgiving: Head to Heart Guide
Make a people list:
1) Ask God to reveal any areas of bitterness still remaining in your life—people you have never forgiven as well as those you have tried to forgive but haven’t fully forgiven. When you think of them does your heart tighten, get heavy, or feel numb? Add them to the list!
2) Forgive all from the heart, not as a feeling, but as an act of the will. Make a resolute decision to forgive them and let them go. Release them and let God deal with them. If you have truly forgiven them, the pain will no longer be there in your heart and you will no longer want justice or vengeance—even when you see them or think of them. You will be free!
3) Pray for them the good blessings that you would wish God would shed upon you. If you can’t do this you haven’t fully forgiven them. Doing this will help you to release true forgiveness.
Individuals to forgive
Others in authority
Anyone for anything
People I need to forgive