15 Inspirational Joel Osteen Quotes On Forgiveness

#1. We have to remember, when we forgive we're not doing it just for the other person, we're doing it for our own good. When we hold on to unforgiveness and we live with grudges in our hearts, all we're doing is building walls of separation. ~Joel Osteen

#2. You must forgive the people who hurt you so you can get out of prison. You'll never be free until you do. Let go of hose wrongs they've done to you. Get that bitterness out of your life. That's the only way you're going to truly be free. You will be amazed at what can happen in your life when you release all that poison. ~Joel Osteen

#3. If we don't forgive ourselves for mistakes we've made--and everybody's made their choices, some worse than others--we'll never experience the good life God has in store. ~Joel Osteen

#4. “Keep in mind, hurting people often hurt other people as a result of their own pain. If somebody is rude and inconsiderate, you can almost be certain that they have some unresolved issues inside. They have some major problems, anger, resentment, or some heartache they are trying to cope with or overcome. The last thing they need is for you to make matters worse by responding angrily.” ~Joel Osteen

#5. If you feel “stuck” today, you may want to examine what you’re holding on to. Be willing let go of past disappointments by choosing forgiveness. Who hurt you? Who wronged you? Release it to God. Do you need to forgive yourself? Do you need to receive God’s forgiveness? Let go of the past so you can overcome disappointments and experience the bright future God has in store for you! There is freedom in forgetting! ~Joel Osteen

#6. It is a hard thingto let go of mistakes we've made and sins. God wants us to do that because Heknows the guilt and the condemnation will keep us from becoming who He hascreated us to be. Salvation and Christ's love is a gift. You don't earn it.You've got to receive that gift. I think one of the most important things isstarting off the day forgiving others and forgiving yourself. You learn fromyour mistakes, but I don't think you have to drag them back into today. ~Joel Osteen

#7. Forgivenessdoesn’t mean that what that person did was right or that you even have to getback into a relationship with that person. Forgiveness simply releases the debtthey owe you so that God can release the debt you owe Him. Ask the Lord tosearch your heart and show you if there is any unforgiveness blocking Hisblessing in your life. Ask Him to show you more about this gift of forgivenessso that you can walk in the freedom and victory He has for you today. ~Joel Osteen

#8. Forgiveness is a choice, but it is not an option. ~Joel Osteen

#9. You have to takethe good with the bad, smile when you're sad, love what you've got and rememberwhat you had...Always forgive but never forget, learn from your mistakes butnever regret, people change, things go wrong, just remember, life goes on. ~Joel Osteen

#10. FORGIVE The PeopleThat Hurt You. God Will Pay You Back With Double The Joy...Double The Victory. ~Joel Osteen

#11. Life is flying by.You don’t have time to waste another minute being negative, offended or bitter.If someone did you wrong, get over it and move forward. ~Joel Osteen

#12. “You may be at acrossroads in your life. You may have issues to deal with; people you need toforgive. You can go one of the two ways. You can ignore what you now know to betrue and keep burying that bitterness in your life, pushing it deeper and allowingit to poison and contaminate you and those around you. Or you can make a muchbetter choice by getting it out in the open and asking God to help you tototally forgive and let it all go.” ~Joel Osteen

#13. “When we don’tforgive, we’re not hurting the other person. We’re not hurting the company thatdid us wrong. We’re not hurting God. We’re only hurting ourselves.” ~Joel Osteen

#14. “Every twenty-fourhours God has a fresh new supply of grace, of favor, of wisdom, offorgiveness.” ~Joel Osteen

#15. Life is too short to live that way. Learn to travel light. Every morning when you first get up,forgive the people that did you wrong the day before. Forgive your spouse forwhat they said. At the start of the day, let go of the disappointments, thesetbacks from yesterday. Start every morning fresh and new. God did not createyou to carry around all that baggage. Let it go and move forward in the life ofblessing He has in store for you! ~Joel Osteen