Biblical Forgiveness Myth #4

Myth 4:  Forgiveness Means You Are a Doormat

Enabling is not the same as forgiveness. To forgive does not mean you allow someone to continue to hurt you over and over. Allowing this lessens your respect for yourself and degrades one of God’s prized creations-you!

Biblical Forgiveness: Establish and maintain clear boundaries between yourself and others. When someone offends you, be quick to forgive and slow anger.

“Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has grievance against someone.  Forgive as the Lord forgave you. “
Colossians 3:13;

If the offense continues, ask yourself if this person puts you or themselves first. If they put themselves first, be honest about the state of the relationship. If the offender refuses to repent, cut ties.