If our hearts condemn us, we know that God is greater than our hearts (1 John 3:20 NIV).
The most important forgiveness you can practice is forgiveness towards yourself! It has often been said that God forgives us and in fact, remembers our “sins” no more (Hebrews 8:12 NIV) so why do we constantly remind ourselves and the Lord of them? From the time we were children, we were programmed that someone must pay for a slight or wrong committed. Consequently, we may condemn others or unfortunately constantly condemn ourselves if we have been conditioned to accept abuse or punishment. Lack of forgiveness towards oneself can produce sickness and disease in the body, mental disorders, and depletes your energy and zeal for life. The good news is that you are as pure as snow in God’s sight and your past does not even exist to Him. The only “time” that exist with the Lord is eternity or now because God exists outside of time in eternity! God has forever seen you in His righteousness! Accept that you are the righteousness of God in Christ Jesus (2 Corinthians 5:21) on today and forgive yourself!
There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus. Romans 8:1
God never condemns us! In fact, He has never condemned us! God has eternally viewed us from the lens of Christ's perfection! Condemnation produces sickness, depression, and depletes our zeal for life. These things in turn can produce death. In the beginning, in the Garden, God told the man that the day he ate of the fruit of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil he would surely die (Genesis 2:17). What brought death to mankind was eating of the Tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil! We must not be like the man and woman in the Garden and worry about trying to figure out what is right or wrong and condemning ourselves when we feel like we have not made the correct decision! That produces death! We must simply follow the Lord's leading knowing that there is never any condemnation anyway and that "at the end of the day, it is your own belief that matters most before God; do what your heart approves of without allowing guilt to interfere with your joy" (Romans 14:22, Message Bible). Choose to operate in life today by not feeling condemned and receive the joy, healing, prosperity, and wholeness that are yours!
Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a huge crowd of witnesses to the life of faith, let us strip off every weight that slows us down (Hebrews 12:1 NLT).
It is what you can let go of that determines how high you can fly, or soar! Often, our ambition in life is not our problem. We have the ambition and skills to be successful! Our issue is not letting go of things, people, and mindsets that no longer serve us in order to soar into the heights of our God given destiny and purpose! The biggest things that we need to let go of in order to fulfill our purpose are people that constantly remind us of our inadequacies and failures and our own self-condemnation over past mistakes. I believe this is the reason the Apostle Paul wrote, “I focus on this one thing: Forgetting the past and looking forward to what lies ahead” (Philippians 3:13 NLT)! The only way you can forget your past and soar is to believe that what God has in store for you is so much greater than anything that you’ve experienced up until this point despite your mistakes because where sin abounds, grace super abounds (Romans 5:20). Paul stated that he look forward to what was ahead. He anticipated God’s best for his future! Let go of past toxic associations, limiting belief systems, and “mistakes” and begin to soar!