Matthew 6:15 King James Version (KJV)
15 But if ye forgive not men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.
When I think about the power of FORGIVENESS it is amazing to me why it is such a struggle to do it! But I am sure I am not the only one who has struggled with this. When I think about the list of things that can prevent me from getting into Heaven...this is one of the things that can cause it. But it can also cause other things to take place in our bodies, such as sickness. The root of bitterness that comes from un-forgiveness has taken many to the grave. Statements such as "I will never forgive you for what you have done" takes root in a persons heart and causes them to suffer with that hurt if it is not dealt with and put into proper prospective. Yes, the person hurt you, yes they were wrong, but it is not going to make it better to hold on to it. As a matter of fact it controls you and keeps you bound. It's time to get free. I am encouraging you today to FORGIVE!
1. Recognize the hurt and bitterness
2. Renounce it verbally in prayer to God.
3. If you have to make a call, send a letter, text, email, whatever it take to let the person know you forgive them. Do it!
4. Be free and enjoy life!
I have been wronged, hurt, abused, mistreated, talked about, lied on an so on....but the truth is I can't do anything about what they did, but forgive them and move forward with my life in peace. FORGIVE them and be FREE!