You will find freedom

when you forgive others, but most importantly, when you forgive yourself.

It’s easy to blame others for the pain and frustration you might be feeling right now. I know, friend. I’ve been there. While it’s more comforting to put the blame elsewhere, you must hold yourself accountable for the ways in which you have contributed to your struggle and the outcomes of the situations you’ve faced.

The resistance to accountability is shame. Its emotion burns so painfully that it prevents your movement forward, corroding the self-love that leads to redemption. By sharing my own story of Forgiveness with you, though, I want encourage you to lovingly forgive yourself and discover your own redemption in the midst of whatever adversity you’re facing.