Can you imagine a life of offenses and anger without forgiveness? This world would have been more messed up than it is right now. Humans would have been living beasts because the imagination of evil towards the offender would have been unimaginable.
Unforgiveness has destroyed marriages, siblings, friends, relatives, business partners, etc. It has also hampered the working relationship between God and man. When you choose not to forgive, you leave God with no option but to choose not to forgive you (Matthew 6:14-15). And that leads to a failed relationship between God and you.
People say it is easier to preach about forgiveness than the practice itself. The truth is that it is even easier to practice forgiveness than unforgiveness. Unforgiveness towards your spouse, child, sibling, parents, friend, or even a stranger requires more mental and physical energy.
Unforgiveness can lead to a peace-less life, hatred, high blood pressure, anxiety, depression, and physical and spiritual death. It has ruined people’s lives, and it will waste yours too. It is satanic.
Unforgiveness messes with a man’s life and leaves him at the mercy of himself rather than God’s mercy.
Imagine Jesus Christ refusing to forgive us when we err. He ignored all, and He is still in the business of forgiving men.
You don’t deserve forgiveness from God if you can’t forgive men.
You can let go of that pain and choose to be healed from every cut and hurt. All you need do is:
- Realize how unfair and wicked you have been towards the offender.
- Plead to God for mercy because you have sinned.
- You need healing of the mind. Ask for healing from God. Keep asking every day until you get it. Don’t be tired.
- Confess your forgiveness to the ears of God.
- Always pray for the good of whosoever has offended you. There is power in that.
Don’t deny yourself peace of mind because of someone else’s misbehavior.
Don’t suffer health hazards because of a hurt you can choose to ignore.
Don’t ruin your relationship with God because of a man that today is and tomorrow is no more.
There’s a saying, “when you hold someone to the ground, you are equally holding yourself.”
Even if it looks as though you are progressing, the truth remains you cannot advance when you glue unforgiveness to your life.
Forgiveness is a choice.
Forgiveness leads to elevation both physically and spiritually.