Forgive Yourself?! What?!
For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
Ever had someone tell you, “Before you can ask for forgiveness, you must first forgive yourself”? Yeah, we’ll stop listening to that nonsense. As believers, we can’t both be the sinner and the forgiver in the same situation. If we sin against man or God, they are the forgiver. A lie of this world is to “forgive yourself” and move on without fixing the relationship you soiled, whether it’s with God or man. So, ask for forgiveness and forgive others, but stop believing the lie that you can forgive yourself.
~ Randy Hurtado, Five Crowns Intâ€™l Ministries