Unforgiveness is something we all struggle with, whether it be as small as someone cutting you off in traffic or as big as having your partner leave you. We deal with it on a daily basis, but does it have to consume us? Does it have to weigh us down and leave us feeling hopeless and bitter?
We often find ourselves saying it’s easy for them to forgive, they don’t know what I’ve been through. But the truth is we’ve all been there, we’ve all struggled with being unable to forgive someone.
Forgiveness is one of those things we think that we should only give once we feel it’s the right time, or that someone has done enough to earn our forgiveness. I however don’t agree with that, I think that if that’s the case, then what if you never feel like forgiving someone. Do you just live the rest of your life with that unforgiveness?
I truly believe that forgiveness isn’t something that needs to be earned or felt, but rather a decision. We choose to forgive someone, not based on how we feel but rather because we know that it’s better to forgive than to live with the weight of unforgiveness constantly holding us back.
Just like in the video, the more offended we get the more weight be carry, until eventually the burden is too heavy for us to move on. We need to realize that to be free from the weight of unforgiveness we need to first give forgiveness.
It says in the Bible that if you forgive those who have wronged you, you yourself will be forgiven. So make a choice today to forgive those who have wronged you. You will find that at the end of it, you will benefit more from the forgiveness than the person you forgave.
Forgiveness isn’t easy, but luckily we have Jesus to help us through it. Learn from His example and decide that it is better to live your life free, rather than to live it burdened with past hurts.
Make a choice today; I guarantee it will be the best decision you ever make.