What if I told you that every single word spoken out of your mouth today would come true? Would you watch your words? Would you focus on the negative? Or would you only say the things you would want to happen? Our thoughts and words are so important and have the power to create our reality (proverbs 18:21). The fourth secret to forgiveness is daily affirmations. After you forgive someone you need to almost retrain your brain especially if you’ve held onto unforgiveness for a long time. You need to remind yourself that you’ve forgiven the person in order to give yourself permission to let go of the negative feelings. It’s helpful to speak out daily what you want instead of focusing on what you don’t want. Guess what? You get more of what you focus on. Have you ever heard the story of two wolves? It goes like this:
One evening an old Cherokee told his grandson about a battle that goes on inside of everyone. He said,“My son, the battle is between two wolves inside each of us. One is evil – it is anger, envy, sorrow, regret, greed, arrogance, self-pity, guilt, resentment, inferiority, lies, false pride, superiority, and ego.”
He continued, “The other is good – it is joy, peace, love, hope, serenity, humility, kindness, benevolence, empathy, generosity, truth, compassion, and faith.”
The grandson thought about it for a minute and then asked his grandfather, “Which wolf wins?”
The old Cherokee simply replied, “The one you feed.”
Which wolf are you feeding inside of yourself? When you’ve chosen to forgive it’s important to speak that into existence as often as you can. Un-forgiveness leads to all kinds of negativity. Negative thinking, negative speaking, and can even lead to negative effects in your body. It’s just not worth it. Choose to forgive and then speak in that direction.