Here's an exercise to follow when someone hurts your feelings! Ready?
Quickly, before you get entrenched in a 'tude, imagine your heart - and then visualize it bending as you think to yourself: "I forgive you."
That's one way to repel thoughts of anger and unforgiveness.
It may sound simple, but in the heat of the moment, this takes intentional focus!
Stretch your will, by choosing to forgive.
At first it might be a struggle. You know, our humanity is pretty self-centered...
but Jesus can help you. He modeled true forgiveness for us and His Spirit helps us do the same.
By thinking to yourself, "I forgive you," you are freeing your heart from the pain of unforgiveness.
Yeah! Keep your heart open and free.
So stretch towards love and bend your heart, do this as many times as needed each day!