Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Off the Hook: How Forgiving You Frees Me

Disclosure: this is a sponsored post. All opinions stated are genuine and my own.

It is almost the weekend and for me this time around, that means being able to curl up with a good book and read. That is a luxury I do not often get, since we are usually on the go with basketball. This go around though, since we are in between teams on basketball (one season ended, we made it to the championships and lost) and the new one is about to begin, I may have some free time! I am looking forward to the possibility. If that does in fact happen, knock on wood, I will take out the latest book in my reading collection, and give it a go: Off the Hook.

I think all of us can relate to forgiving and being forgiven. Regardless of which side, and of course, it is both, we have all been in a struggle to do one or another. This book reminds you that there is a higher power, and thankfully we can break free from things we need to get unstuck from, whether it be forgiving or being forgiven, during different times in our life. I know there was a period in my life when I was mad at someone in my life who is important to me, someone I never thought I would get mad at, and I had to struggle with forgiving her (I am embarrassed to say it took a lot longer than it should have) and being forgiven for holding a big grudge against her for so long. Both sides of that coin were difficult struggles for me. It's hard to forgive when you've been hurt, but when you do, it honestly does free you. Likewise, we might struggle with being forgiven, and that too can weigh heavily upon us. This book assures us that there is forgiveness to freely give and receive.

SO YOU THINK YOU'VE FORGIVEN? THINK AGAIN. Is there something you’ve inadvertently picked up along the way that’s sucking the life out of you? Stealing your peace? Has you stuck? Stuck happens. Much as we think we’ve moved on, hard things have a way of taking root in the heartscape of our lives. Off the Hook shares real life stories of real people who had no idea they were still captive to past hurts—until they walked through deep forgiveness! This way of forgiveness offers healing and freedom you never thought possible. It’s about the power of truly letting go—taking old pain patterns and people off your hook, for your sake, not theirs. No longer hemmed in by the burden of deep hurt, loss and offense, you are free at last to soar above it. Discover what no one has told you about the forgiveness power tool—what it is, what it is not, and how to do it. Rewrite the ending to your true story by retrieving the wellbeing and destiny God has for you.

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Where to Purchase

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  1. The subtitle is so true - when we don't forgive, it only hurts us.

  2. Oh I'm interested because I'm working hard on forgiveness and oh Lord, it's harder than anything else, especially when that person is a constant in your life.

  3. I always make/take time to read. I hope you get some time to enjoy a book or two this weekend.

  4. Yeah, it can sure weigh us down if we don't. That means we let them win. So pffft. I just let it go, not saying I'd trust them ever again though.

  5. I do tend to hang onto things too much. I remember a lot. I have to remind myself that it's not great to do this.

  6. I admit, I am the queen of holding a grudge. I put up with A LOT before I let something really bother me, so if you end up on my list, it was probably well deserved. There is one grudge that does need to be addressed though, since it is affecting the whole family, and that's the one I have with Mariah's boyfriend. I've been really angry with him since Christmas, over something silly, but I feel he owes me an apology for what he did. I'll eventually forgive, even without the apology (for Mariah's sake) but if it doesn't come, I will still be polite and welcome him into my home, but will never be as open and fun loving with him as I was before.

    1. I always say the kids are easy to raise until they are grown and start bringing other 'permanent' people into our lives (whoever they are dating/married to, etc.). That's when it gets tough. Or at least that's been true for me. :) I hope you get your apology and it mends the fence.

  7. Sounds like a good book and hopefully it helps others realize that forgiveness does truly free you. Forgiving someone doesn't mean you give them permission to keep hurting you and it doesn't mean they get a "pass" for what they've done. But it does mean you are free from the poison that it's caused.


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