Forgiving Yourself to Embrace Freedom

Warriors ARISE

01-12-2021 • 30 min

Welcome back to the Warriors Arise Podcast! These last few weeks of the year, we are excited to bring you your favorites! I am Suzi Hanson and in this episode, I will be sharing our discussions with Jane Zahasky and Stephanie Reed as we tackled my journey to self-forgiveness from a life of lies and brokenness. The process of healing by being closer to God allowed me to live a life of freedom. Join us and listen in!

[00:01 - 05:02] Why We Need to Forgive Ourselves

  • The virtue of forgiveness
  • Walking into our freedom
  • Forgiving yourself first
  • Breaking from self-doubt
  • Our worst enemy
  • Moving out of your own way
  • Screwing up too much

[05:03 - 18:55] The Baby Steps to Self-Forgiveness

  • Guilt and shame
  • Expanding problems
  • Changing self-talk
  • Walking through the healing process
  • God’s power and love
  • Growing closer to Him
  • Allowing yourself grace and time
  • Begin the journey to healing
  • Defining the image of forgiveness
  • Acknowledging your feelings
  • Apologizing to yourself
  • Reminding yourself of God’s love
  • Practicing compassion
  • Heal for the good
  • You are not alone
  • Don’t give up on yourself
  • God is love

[27:09 - 30:01] Closing Segment

  • Step into freedom
  • Closing words

Tweetable Quotes:

“It's [forgiveness] not for them, not for the other people. But for us, for us to walk into our freedom.” – Jane Zahasky

“Learning to forgive others actually means learning to forgive yourself first. Because you can't do something that you haven’t actually practiced on yourself first.” – Stephanie Reed

“The fact of the matter is, you're not alone. I'm not alone. We all fall short.” - Suzi Hanson

“There is no mistake that my kids could make that would make me hate them, disown them, not want to be around them. Nothing that they can ever do. And that is the way our Father loves us. There isn't anything that we could do that would turn Him against us or make Him not love us. He can't not love us. He is love. You can't be what you are not. And he is love.” - Suzi Hanson

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