It took me by surprise. I hadn’t expected it to start this way at all.

I was taking a course on growing your business through cause related/social justice marketing and the first class was on forgiveness. “What does forgiveness have anything to do with this?” I said out loud (to no one).

I listened and was fascinated with the answer: you cannot look at success in business without looking at generosity. It is unlikely that you will assume a posture of generosity if there are people in your life you harbor unforgiveness toward.

Truth.

I searched my heart and knew there was one I had not forgiven. It wasn’t terrible or drastic, but the (AMAZING) Erin was right: it is hard to be generous when you hold a grudge/unforgiveness.

Simultaneous to my taking this class, this song by Matthew West was released that also contained a truth:

It’ll clear the bitterness away
It can even set a prisoner free
There is no end to what it’s power can do
So, let it go and be amazed
By what you see through eyes of grace
The prisoner that it really frees is you

(bold mine)

As I worked through forgiveness, as a result of this class, I realized what I had thought was not a big deal, really was. I had thought it hadn’t affected me, but it had. There were bars around my heart that I needed freedom from.

On Fridays, I’ll be posting different stories of freedom {Freedom Fridays}. They will be stories of ministries and organizations that are working on behalf of others for freedom from human trafficking and slavery. When I sought out to start this series, I thought “this is great and God given! I cannot wait to tell the story of freedom and how others can participate!”

Little did I realize that the series would start with me.

So, this fall we will look at freedom stories. If you are thinking, praying, pondering, or wondering, about starting something new, looking into social justice, or have ideas everyone else thinks are crazy, I would highly encourage you to enroll in the Rocket Your Revolution class I took. It starts Aug 12 and will change the way you approach everything in an amazing way!! {Full disclosure: I am an affiliate for this amazing course and hope you will join me as an alum and be one too!}

RYR FACTS:

-The next course starts August 12th, 2012.
-It is limited to 25 creative + focused female entrepreneurs.
-It is a 30 day course with phone calls on Thursday mornings at 9:30 EST.
-Homework is 3 lessons weekly with a Amp your Ask Bonus Schooling.
-There are currently 24 spaces left as of right now.

-One time payment : $595.
-Two payments: $325 each.

-The next offering will be in October.

I hope you will consider forgiveness today. It will set you free and give you the ability to be generous beyond belief. He has called us to this so we may thrive!

Looking forward to seeing you around here on Freedom Fridays!

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