Forgiveness or an Offense Fence by Neville Buchanan

Apr 25, 2023
Baptism & Worship Night


Welcome to Lima First Assembly of God's page discussing the profound topic of forgiveness and the detrimental effects of holding onto offenses. In this article, we will explore the power of forgiveness, its significance in our lives, and how it can bring about positive change and healing.

The Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a truly powerful act. It is not about condoning or excusing the wrongdoings of others but rather about liberating ourselves from the burden of holding onto pain and resentment. When we forgive, we let go of the negative emotions that can weigh us down and inhibit our personal growth.

By embracing forgiveness, we open ourselves up to the possibility of healing and reconciliation. It enables us to break free from the chains of anger, bitterness, and revenge, allowing us to move forward with a renewed sense of peace and harmony.

The Importance of Letting Go

Holding onto offenses can create an "offense fence" around our hearts and minds, preventing us from experiencing true joy and fulfillment. The longer we hold onto grudges, the more it affects our overall well-being, damaging relationships and hindering personal development.

Letting go of offenses is not always easy, but it is essential if we want to live a life free from the weight of negativity. It requires a conscious effort to release the hurt and resentment, replacing them with understanding, empathy, and forgiveness.

Transformative Power of Forgiveness

Forgiveness has the power to transform our lives and relationships. When we choose forgiveness, we break down barriers, foster understanding, and promote healing. It opens the door to rebuilding trust, revitalizing friendships, and restoring broken bonds.

In addition to its interpersonal benefits, forgiveness also has profound effects on our mental and emotional well-being. Research shows that forgiveness reduces stress, lowers blood pressure, and improves overall mental health. It frees us from the emotional baggage that can hinder our happiness and fulfillment.

The Process of Forgiveness

Forgiveness is a process that differs from person to person. It involves acknowledging the pain, recognizing the impact it has had on our lives, and consciously choosing to let go. It may require seeking support from trusted individuals or professionals, such as counselors or clergy, to guide us through the healing journey.

It is important to note that forgiveness does not mean forgetting or condoning actions that have caused harm. It is about finding peace within ourselves and releasing the negative emotions associated with the offense. It is a gift we give ourselves, allowing us to move forward and live a life free from the shackles of resentment.


In conclusion, forgiveness is a powerful tool that has the potential to transform our lives, relationships, and overall well-being. By choosing forgiveness over holding onto offenses, we unlock a path to healing, reconciliation, and inner peace.

At Lima First Assembly of God, we believe in the transformative power of forgiveness. Join us in exploring forgiveness and its impact on our lives. Let go of the offense fence and embrace the freedom that forgiveness brings.

For more information on forgiveness and other faith-related topics, visit our Faith and Beliefs category.

Adoncia Spann
I can relate to the struggle of forgiveness, but this article gives me hope.
Nov 16, 2023
Sho Miyata
I'll definitely be reflecting on the power of forgiveness after reading this.
Nov 15, 2023
Khalil Boggs
I never considered forgiveness in such depth before. This was an enlightening read.
Nov 13, 2023
Berna Oreta
This article by Neville Buchanan reveals the 🌟 power of forgiveness and the harm of holding onto grudges. A must-read! 🙌
Nov 11, 2023
Laura Olson-Reyes
I needed this reminder that forgiveness is key to personal growth and healing.
Nov 7, 2023
Amanda Lum
The discussion on the power of forgiveness was thought-provoking.
Nov 3, 2023
Tejune Kang
A great reminder that forgiveness is freeing for both parties.
Nov 2, 2023
Elizebeth Knapp
I resonate with the message of letting go of offenses for personal peace.
Oct 29, 2023
Sherry Johnson
This article provides a fresh and insightful take on the power of forgiveness.
Oct 29, 2023
Eb Barfield
Forgiveness is a topic that deserves more attention. Thank you for sharing this.
Oct 27, 2023
Tom Irelan
Forgiveness can be hard, but this article was encouraging and insightful.
Oct 20, 2023
David Buckland
I've struggled with forgiveness before, but this article sheds a new light on it.
Oct 19, 2023
Sandra Wasson
I'm truly grateful for the poignant message about forgiveness in this article.
Oct 19, 2023
Ken Avia
Forgiveness is a journey, not a destination. Thanks for emphasizing that.
Oct 12, 2023
Justin Berger
I love reading about the positivity that comes from choosing forgiveness.
Oct 10, 2023
Habib Shaikh
I appreciate the emphasis on the significance of forgiveness in our lives.
Oct 4, 2023
Vickie Hoover
I applaud the articulation of the importance of forgiveness in this article.
Sep 30, 2023
Enitan Ladipo
This article has changed my perspective on forgiveness. Thank you.
Sep 17, 2023
Mohamed Boussairi
Reading about forgiveness always leaves me feeling hopeful and empowered.
Sep 4, 2023
Patrick Burch
This article has reignited my understanding of the positive impact of forgiveness.
Aug 29, 2023
David Stamm
Forgiveness is truly a powerful and healing force. This article highlights that well.
Aug 26, 2023
David Hunter
I never thought about the concept of an 'offense fence' until I read this article. It's so true!
Aug 25, 2023
Christopher Kerr
Forgiveness is a choice that leads to personal liberation. This article encapsulates that.
Aug 19, 2023
Dave O'Neal
I found this article to be a timely reminder about the importance of forgiveness.
Aug 16, 2023
Andrew Donovan
This article was both enlightening and encouraging. Forgiveness is indeed powerful.
Aug 10, 2023
Donald Perez
The discussion on forgiveness was truly impactful. Thank you.
Jul 29, 2023
Daniel Potter
Kudos to the author for delving into the importance of forgiveness.
Jul 29, 2023
Ken Hester
Forgiveness is a gift we give ourselves. I needed this reminder, thank you.
Jul 20, 2023
Teresa Brake
Forgiveness is a process, and this article offers valuable insights into it.
Jul 17, 2023
Amanda Granson
Forgiveness is not easy, but this article offers hope and encouragement.
Jul 8, 2023
Orlando Ashford
This article has given me a new perspective on forgiveness and its significance.
Jul 6, 2023
Robin Wehner
Thank you for addressing this important topic. Forgiveness is key for personal growth.
Jun 24, 2023
Alfredo Castro
Forgiveness truly has the power to transform our lives for the better.
Jun 23, 2023
Azriel Reed
I appreciate the insights into the effects of holding onto offenses. It's eye-opening.
Jun 19, 2023
Laura Quest
This article really made me think about the impact of holding onto past offenses.
Jun 17, 2023
Peter Drake
I resonate deeply with the significance of forgiveness as discussed in this article.
Jun 11, 2023
Aisling Feeney
I appreciate the insights on the impact of forgiveness. It's truly a powerful tool.
Jun 11, 2023
I've been contemplating forgiveness lately, and this article has come at the perfect time.
Jun 8, 2023
Harrison Potash
Forgiveness can be difficult, but it's so important for our well-being.
May 29, 2023
Annabelle Schweinitz
It's refreshing to read about forgiveness and its positive effects. Thank you.
May 26, 2023
Joshuamd3 Joshuamd3
I'm always inspired by articles that promote forgiveness and healing.
May 24, 2023
Rodrigo Loya
Thank you for sharing the profound importance of forgiveness in this article.
May 24, 2023
Stephanie Bleam
I never realized the negative impact of holding onto offenses until reading this article.
May 10, 2023
Krister Hedfors
Forgiveness is a choice that can bring about positive change. This article is a testament to that.
May 9, 2023
Jonas Mannherz
Forgiveness is a beautiful act of freeing oneself from negativity.
May 6, 2023
George Hopkins
Reading about forgiveness always serves as a positive reminder for me.
May 6, 2023
Muhammad Syed
Forgiveness is the key to releasing ourselves from the burden of resentment.
May 4, 2023
Mike Pearce
This article eloquently captures the transformative nature of forgiveness.
May 2, 2023
Steve Affinito
Great article! Forgiveness is truly powerful.
May 1, 2023