I am no longer angry, bitter or have unforgiveness. Why? Because I refused to let what happened to me all those years ago make me into a hardened, unforgiving, bitter, or angry woman.
You see, years ago, I came to the place where I felt like I could not forgive someone that hurt me, because of betrayal and a broken promise. But through my walk with Christ, I have learned that refusing to forgive leaves an open door that brings bitterness, resentment, and depression. When you choose to forgive; it is the starting point in the healing process in your life. And for our own good and the good of the person who has hurt us, we simply must forgive them and ourselves. Jesus made it clear in His word that if we have an unforgiving attitude, it can block His forgiveness in our own life. Yes, I’ve had to forgive on occasion and Jesus understood the brokenness of my heart, but He also gives us the courage and strength to face the past and forgive whatever it is that needs to be forgiven and move on. There are even times that the Holy Spirit will remind you of those who need your forgiveness and when He does remind you, don’t ignore His still, small voice. Because that still small voice can be the open door to a new beginning.
Sis don’t waste God’s grace today. Forgive and you will be forgiven. And not only will God release us from an unforgiving spirit, but we take down the barriers between ourselves, others and God. So, remember it starts with you. Forgive and ye shall be given!
Matthew 6:14-15, (KJV)
"For if ye forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you: But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”
Hugs & Blessings,