Choose Forgiveness.

Hey Everyone! My new single “Forgiveness” has now been released and I just wanted to share a bit of what it means to me! Enjoy & be Blessed!

The word forgive means: to give up wanting to punish
The word freedom means: liberty
The word liberty means: freedom from slavery

Corrie Ten Boom, Chose Forgiveness.
As a Christian woman who survived a Nazi concentration camp during the Holocaust, she said, “Forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize the prisoner was you.”

Forgiveness is not an option if you want to know L.I.F.E. ( Love In Full Effect ). It’s necessary to unlock the freedom to love. It’s freedom lets us FLY! To forgive does not show that you are weak, but that through Christ you are Strong. “But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” -2 Corinth 12:9

All of us at some point have been misused, mistreated, betrayed, or hurt and will at some point be confronted with the choice to forgive. No one, not even God can make you forgive someone. I have learned forgiveness is about obedience. It’s a choice you make to obey God. I believe with all my heart that God honors our commitment to obey Him and our desire to please him when we choose to forgive. We need to forgive those who hurt us and cancel their debt because God has forgiven us for the hurts we have caused him and has cancelled our debt. It is our way to truly thank Him and give back. I will never forget the price that was paid for my freedom, it gives me all the strength I need to forgive. I don’t remember my own sin, to obtain condemnation, but to embrace His mercy and grace even more!

Forgiveness is not about the person who wronged us, it’s really about us. If we choose not to forgive someone who failed to meet our expectations, we start to grow in anger and resentment and ultimately a very unhappy person void of peace. Forgiveness releases us from our own prison of bitterness. We need to learn to forgive as He forgave. Choosing Forgiveness changes the reason we desire that they should be brought to justice, and allows a transformation to take place in our heart. We pursue God’s justice for its own sake, not our own, for Gods Glory and not for our revenge.
Forgiveness happens when we choose that we will no longer expect those who hurt us to repay us. It doesn’t require an apology, remorse or even the wrongdoer to be aware of the fact that they hurt us. It’s not a feeling, it’s not forgetting, it’s not pretending you weren’t hurt, it’s not trusting the person again, it’s not even reconciliation. Forgiveness doesn’t require that relationships never change, but that we move past the hurt and refuse to dwell on it. When we forgive we’re saying that what a person did to us is not more important than going on with God. If you are hurting or angry, know this: you hold the key to the cell you are in. Forgiveness is that key. Forgiveness will unlock your prison and free you to be forgiven.

The choice to forgive is a gift to ourselves and others! The world is watching! Our choice to forgive is a powerful witness to our family, our friends, and our neighbors. Forgiveness reveals what Gods Love looks like. I believe God loves to redirect our lives and give us a new purpose or ministry based on what He shows us about Himself when we respond in trust and obedience through forgiving others. Everyone needs a demonstration of the grace of God and the power of Christ’s resurrection and it is our responsibility to show it! Our choices create our character, but they also allow God to use us to show His wisdom, power, and presence to others.

I know I have truly forgiven when the love of God can flow through me to the person who hurt me. I know I have truly forgiven when I am free from the pain, anger and hatred towards that person and I can experience God’s peace that surpasses all understanding. I know I have truly forgiven when I am consumed by the Joy of the Lord! I know I have truly forgiven when I find compassion and desire Gods mercy towards the person who wronged me.

God specializes in turning bad situations into trophies of His mercy and grace, and He wants us to experience His freedom through choosing to forgive. With Gods Love living inside of us, we can overcome evil with good. Through obedience and faith we can allow the “wrong” to be rewritten. Lets PUT OUR LOVE GLASSES ON and pray that God will continue to give us a broken, tender heart and let Him redeem the painful circumstances in our lives for His Glory.

I CHOOSE FORGIVENESS,
Beckah Shae

I have put together an example of a small prayer of forgiveness, I think it should be a constant in our lives. Please join me in choosing forgiveness…..

Dear Heavenly Father, I confess my sins ___________ and ask you to please forgive me. I accept and receive the precious gift of your son Jesus Christ who came to release me from the penalty of my sin by dying a brutal death on a cross so that I may know L.I.F.E. I believe I am now forgiven and that you remember my sins no more. I choose to forgive myself and to live and walk in freedom from guilt and shame. Today I choose to forgive those who have hurt me or offended me. I choose to Love like you. I choose to extend Mercy like yours. I choose to give Grace like yours. I trust you and believe you make All things work out for the Good for those who love you. I love you. Please take my brokenness and make me whole, take my sorrow and give me joy, take my pain and give me peace, take all my questions and give me wisdom. I’m ready to Fly in the Mighty name of Yeshua! Amen.

Here are some scriptures on Forgiveness:

He who covers and forgives an offense seeks love, but he who repeats or harps on a matter separates even close friends. -Proverbs 17: 9

For if you forgive people their trespasses your heavenly Father will also forgive you. -Matthew 6: 14

But I say to you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you..
-Matthew 5:44

And forgive us our debts, as we also have forgiven our debtors. -Matthew 6:12

For in the way you judge, you will be judged; and by your standard of measure, it will be measured to you. Why do you look at the speck that is in your brother’s eye, but do not notice the log that is in your own eye? Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ and behold, the log is in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother’s eye. -Matthew 7:12

Then Peter came up to Him and said, Lord, how many times may my brother sin against me and I forgive him and let it go? up to seven times? Jesus answered him, I tell you, not up to seven times, but seventy times seven! –Matt. 18:21-22

So also My heavenly Father will deal with every one of you if you do not freely forgive your brother from your heart his offenses. -Matthew 18: 35

Be gentle and forbearing with one another and, if one has a difference against another, readily pardoning each other; even as the Lord has forgiven you, so must you also . -Colossians 3: 13

And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him and let it drop, in order that your Father Who is in heaven may also forgive you your failings and shortcomings and let them drop. -Mark 11:25

But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be sons of the Most High, because he is kind to the ungrateful and wicked. -Luke 6:35

Be merciful, just as your Father is merciful. -Luke 6:36

Be on your guard! If your brother sins, rebuke him; and if he repents, forgive him. And if he sins against you seven times a day, and returns to you seven times, saying, ‘I repent,’ forgive him. –Luke 17:3, 4

Do not say, “I’ll pay you back for this wrong!” Wait for the Lord, and he will deliver you. -Proverb 20:22

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. Blessed are those who have been persecuted for the sake of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. Blessed are you when people insult you and persecute you, and falsely say all kinds of evil against you because of Me. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward in heaven is great; for in the same way they
persecuted the prophets who were before you. –Matthew 5:9-12

CLICK HERE TO HEAR THE SONG!Forgiveness (feat. MOC)

LYRICS to my New Single “Forgiveness”

Betrayed and let down, they gossip and slander
They sabotage You as they mock You, it’s just a mess!
But I refuse to amuse the lies
And whether or not they apologize
I’m movin on, I’m gonna let go
Cause I gotta fly
Laying down all that’s in the past, no bitterness
Putting aside all my pain and my pride, to be blessed
I’ve learned what we hold against someone else
Will only wind up hurting ourselves
We need love motivation
Forgiveness!
There’s healing in your wings
Your peace it let’s me breathe
Forgiveness!
You’re the reason why I live
I’m worth only what I give
Forgiveness

The damage is done, the scars still remain
But I gained wisdom and strength
So I declare the victory is won!
I refuse to amuse the pain
Won’t let it take my freedom away
I’m movin on, I’m gonna let go,
Cause tomorrow’s a better day!
I am so imperfect, I am only human
And I’m whole heartedly asking You to forgive me, oh
Forgive me, forgive me, forgive me

RAP:
You gotta take in the air and just breathe in
Believe in
In order to let a broken heart start beat, beat beatin’ again
A gain of restored grace
From a flash in a past space
What’s left is a bad taste
Repairing from despair
Which left you unaware
That others desperation of hatin’
Which had you statin’ what was done in the past,
History, so ill,
The sting from the blow, fast hit, it’s so real
Faced with the options presented
Forgive or resent it/ to live or regret it/ grip or forget it
You gotta love or hate it
See, the truth’s been stated
Let it go, cuz the past has been dated
Now pardon me of my faults in the fall of me
Dignity placed in all we see
Drawn from a source of what we can’t force
A loving trace of a crimson course
Of course, no remorse in…

Lyrics Written by Beckah Shae
Rap Written by MOC
Produced by Jack “Shoc” Shocklee

I’d LOOOOVE to hear your stories of Forgiveness and Freedom! PLEASE SHARE!

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  • Mike

    Wow

    “forgiveness is to set a prisoner free, and to realize that prisoner is you” that is some quote.

    Thanks for putting so much into this post. You even added a prayer in there. I need to be reading your posts more often

  • Shaunteah

    Your song made an impact on my life with my relationship with my sister. I had resentment towards her and the way she treated not only me but the entire family and I vowed that I would wipe my hands clean of her and have nothing to do with her anymore. But as I was introduced to your music and this song on your album God began to tug on my heart strings. Telling me I really ought to forgive my sister and what happened between us. It wasn’t really worth not having my niece in my life anymore as a result of my unwillingness to forgive.

    So I obeyed God and wrote a huge apology letter to my sister and attached this song to it. We are now speaking and working on our relationship. Thank you so much for your music, you really are touching lives! And thank you for your words of wisdom they are encouraging and inspiring me to become a better woman of God and to truly strive to live my life loving like God.

  • jasmine

    This is greatly encouraging for me when I’m wronged. Do I have a right to forgive on behalf of my children though, For wrongs that were done to them. How does that work?

  • Adi

    Several months ago, my pastor preached about forgiveness and showed us a clip from youtube about forgiveness. It really touches my heart and changes my prospective about forgiveness.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iv50xrsFNdU

    Jesus gave up His life to forgive us. We all should try as hard as humanly possible to forgive each other. “Christians are not perfect people. We are forgiven people” that’s why let’s forgive each other.

    If we have received a great love of God. We ought to forgive a great deal as well. “So I tell you that all her sins are forgiven, and that is why she has shown great love. But anyone who has been forgiven for only a little will show only a little love.” Luke 7:47 (CEV)

    May this song can minister to us all and be a bless !

  • Janey

    I believe that Jesus is speaking directly through you to us. I never really thought of forgiveness as a way of obeying God but is is true. My chains have finally been released after many years of pain. Every time that some one hurts me I just think about what you said. I tell myself to give it to Jesus cause I gotta fly. I am free! Praise God! You are so beautiful, Beckah. Your music and words help us to strive to be better and live more beautiful, peaceful, and joyful lives. Thank you for doing what you so well! This world is a better place cause you are in it.

  • Katie

    I had an an missed oppertunity of forgiveness today! I showed my bitterness instead of my love for God! I am so disappionted with myself! The damage is done, I can only ask the Lord to forgive me for letting him down! Thank you for yours song! This song of forgivness is what made me realize that I have been hurting myself with my own bitterness! I love your blog entry about forgiveness! I think I will start a forgivenss journal and write down all the things that “wrong me” through out the day and end each enter with I FORGIVE!

  • Kira

    Hey Beckah, you are *amazing*! i just love how you are not letting all the fame get tp ure head! ♥ you rock ☺

  • http://www.the-book-of-roo.com jackie

    this is awesome I hope you dont mind I wrote about this in my blog. GOD bless love jackie :)

  • http://yahoo.com Cecilia

    Both of your songs inspire me L.I.F.E and Forgiveness they are a big part of my life, the lyrics. Living for God there is no other way but to forgive those who do you wrong or you will not be at peace in your life, and you won’t be able to serve God. Forgiving is the best medicine you can receive, cause without it, comes sickness due to bitterness and hate. Colossians 3:12,13 says Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels(tender mercies) of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man quarrel against any; even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. Knowing that Christ forgives that is why I forgive because the Spirit of Christ dwells within me!!!! Praise God for His divine and perfect FORGIVENESS!!!!!! LOVE YOU!!!!

  • Lauren

    hi Beckah you are the best! go is so amazing! I love L.I.F.E. and Here in this moment. Your music is so great… it gives me goose-bumps! :)

  • Darci

    Dear Beautiful (inside and out) Bekah,
    You are a blessing, blessing, blessing!!

    I had the privilege of meeting you at the end of the concert on the last night of the NRB in TN and was touched then by your gracious and kind heart. Now tonight I was ministered to by the Lord in powerful ways through your Hephzibah video and Forgiveness song and blog.

    You are a real gift precious one!
    Thank you for being authentic, genuine, amazing, you. What a treasure you are to me, and to this world. Know that you are in my prayers often (I mean it too).

    Blessings of the sweetest kind to you and yours.
    With love, love, love,
    Darci
    Newport Beach, CA

  • geoffrey

    here in this moment…….deeply inspiring. i need to look at my relationship with God!

  • April Gordon

    Early 2011 I was jamming to ‘no more’, as i really needed to hear that I am a warrior. I had heard ‘forgiveness’ but perhaps never listened…until that day. I had ‘no more’ on repeat when I got out of my car the night before…but when I got in the next morning (following what i would describe as the most horrific thing a mommy could ever go through), God had a something else He wanted me to hear. I knew I was a warrior, it was time for forgiveness to be tested. I am eternally grateful for forgiveness! That song was beautifully written, as are all of your songs; in such a way that many get that ‘ahh ha’ moment! What an amazing gift of The Holy Spirit. Thank u, sis, for accepting The gift of salvation and for using the tools God has placed in your hands. Be blessed, as you are such a blessing!