Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven book by T.D. Jakes

Written by on October 6, 2023

T.D. Jakes realeased a book, ‘Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven’. We are going to tell you 15 things he picks up about forgiveness that we can learn from. In this New York Times bestseller, T.D. Jakes uses inspiration from the Lord’s Prayer to reveal how the act of forgiving—and learning to be forgiven—can lead you to a more joyful, peaceful, and purposeful life.

1. Forgiveness is not about the other person. It is about freeing yourself from the poison of unforgiveness.

2. Unforgiveness is a form of self-punishment. It keeps you trapped in the past and prevents you from healing and moving on.
3. Forgiveness is not the same as condoning the other person’s behavior. It simply means letting go of your anger and resentment.
4. Forgiveness is a process, not a one-time event. It may take time and effort to forgive someone, especially if they have hurt you deeply.
5. There is no right or wrong way to forgive. What matters most is that you find a way to forgive that works for you.
6. Forgiveness is a gift you give yourself. It allows you to move on with your life
and find peace and happiness.
7. Forgiveness is a choice. It is something that you have to actively decide to do.
8. Forgiveness is not easy. It can be very difficult to forgive someone who has hurt you deeply.
9. Forgiveness is not weakness. It takes strength and courage to forgive.
10. Forgiveness is not conditional. You do not have to wait for the other person to apologize or change their behavior before you forgive them.
11. Forgiveness is not forgetting. It is about letting go of your anger and resentment, but it does not mean that you have to forget what happened.
12. Forgiveness is not reconciliation. Forgiveness is about you, not the other person. You can forgive someone without having a relationship with them.
13. Forgiveness is not always possible. There are some people who may not be deserving of your forgiveness.
14. Forgiveness is a journey, not a destination. It is something that you work on every day.
15. Forgiveness is a gift that you give yourself. It allows you to heal and move on from your past.
T.D. Jakes also shares some specific tips for forgiving in his book:
• Pray for the person who hurt you. This may seem difficult, but it can help you to let go of your anger and resentment.
• Write a letter to the person who hurt you. You do not have to send the letter, but writing it can help you to process your feelings and come to terms with what happened.
• Talk to a trusted friend or family member about what happened. Talking to
someone you trust can help you to feel supported and understood.
• Seek professional help if you are struggling to forgive. A therapist can help you to work through your feelings and develop coping mechanisms.
Forgiveness is a powerful tool that can help you to heal from your past and move on with your life. If you have been hurt by someone, I encourage you to consider forgiveness. It may not be easy, but it is worth it.
The star of BETs Mind, Body & Soul, and featured guest speaker on Oprah’s Lifeclass, Potters House pastor T.D. Jakes offers readers Let It Go: Forgive So You Can Be Forgiven, the New York Times bestselling book inspired by the Lord’s Prayer which explores forgiveness as a life practice and offers specific and clear actions for readers who seek to apply it in every area of their lives—their marriages, their families, their friendships, and their business relationships. “Offenses are a part of life,” says Jakes, “but conflicts can be resolved and relationships restored when we stop paying the past with the resources of our future.”
If you’re a fan of Joel Osteen’s Become a Better You or Dr. Phil’s Life Strategies, you’ll love the message in Let It Go, which challenges us to release ourselves and others from the crippling grudges and binding resentments that hold us back when we do not forgive others. “Forgiveness is a big idea and works best when invested into people who have the courage to grasp the seven-foot idea of what’s best for their future rather than the four-foot-high idea of recompense for what has happened in the past,” Jakes writes.

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