Unforgiveness is the title of this blog. How creative right? Ha.
I was doing some thinking and wondering how I should write this.
I once read, “Unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting your enemy to die.” Yikes!
I’m going to share something personal and I hope that it will encourage you.
I have reached out to someone and apologized by saying sorry. I’m actually unsure why they are upset and to be honest it doesn’t matter why.
I said sorry in a letter profusely and they never responded. Part of my letter went like this, “I’m a sorry for what I have done and I am sorry that I offended you. I know I have done and said things unknowingly and I am sorry. Please forgive me?” (Short version).
Haven’t heard anything. And this is my second time reaching out. The first time they declined.
Can I tell you something? It was in my loving heart that I wanted to keep reaching out and keep saying sorry. I will humble myself enough to do this. I didn’t have to do this. God has been so so good to me. And life is pretty amazing right now. Ministry is doing well. I am very, very happy in life. He showers me with His love, joy, blessings everyday!
Marriage is thriving. Daughter is learning so much about God! I love it all!!
It doesn’t bother me that she won’t forgive me at all. I don’t worry or lose sleep over it. I’m not hurt in any way, feel sad, feel defeated or condemned.
What really bothers me is that poison she is holding inside of her heart. Unforgiveness and grudges will hinder your spiritual walk. It will bound you to the enemies lies. And become a stronghold over your life. Don’t do that to yourself. Don’t harbor such poison. If you haven’t forgive someone, you need to. It doesn’t matter what they did or didn’t do. Let God deal with it, but don’t live YOUR LIFE bound to such thing. Let me put it this way, don’t let the enemy be god over your life because that’s exactly what is happening when you don’t forgive. God wants us to live a victorious life.
I’ve done my part again by saying sorry and now I will continue to enjoy my life and all that God has for me.
While the other person is harboring resentment in secret, their walk with God is hindered. Their heart is hurting and they are carrying a burden that is unbearable. Do you want to live this way? Live in torment while the other person is enjoying life? I hope not. And I pray this will encourage you to step up and truly forgive those who have hurt you. Don’t torment yourself. Unforgiveness is the key that will unlock so many things God wants to do in you and for you! You cannot be bitter and expect to get better.
And whenever you stand praying, forgive, if you have anything against anyone, so that your Father also who is in heaven may forgive you your trespasses. Mark 11:25 (Hinderances to prayers)
Be angry and do not sin; do not let the sun go down on your anger, and give no opportunity to the devil. Ephesians 4:26-27 (Bondage/stronghold)
Love you all!