All of us have been wounded, wronged, and hurt by people in our lives. We live in a fallen and depraved world. But we can choose to let those things limit us from living to our redemptive potential. If we are not willing to forgive people those hooks go with us and slowly kill us. The wound remains open and remains infected.
You see, bitterness has a way of slowly killing us all the while we are hoping it is killing someone else.
We can even walk through life and try to pretend that we are doing fine, yet buried deep below the many facades we build are hooks that we have refused to let go of. When we choose not to forgive we open ourselves to the torture and torment of our souls.
Forgiveness is for us. It sets us free and hands the offender over to God. Most people fail to realize that when we are wronged by someone else, it is also against God. And our God promises to get justice and vengeance.
Potentially the greatest act you could ever do for yourself is to forgive someone else. Because it leaves you hook-free!
Go forgive someone today!