Unforgiveness is drinking poison thinking the other person is suffering.
The person you haven’t forgiven isn’t suffering.. you are.
Unforgiveness blocks your blessings.
Unforgiveness keeps spiritual doors open for the enemy to walk in.
Unforgiveness doesn’t allow deliverance.
Unforgiveness hinders your ability to grow spiritually.
Unforgiveness is usually caused by offense or hurt that allows resentment (bitterness) and anger to stir.
We can’t heal from things that we’re holding that is hurting us.
The bible is very clear that we must forgive.
29 Let no corrupt word proceed out of your mouth, but what is good for necessary edification, that it may impart grace to the hearers. 30 And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption. 31 Let all bitterness, wrath, anger, clamor, and evil speaking be put away from you, with all malice. 32 And be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, even as God in Christ forgave you. (Ephesians 4:29-32)
13 bearing with one another, and forgiving one another, if anyone has a complaint against another; even as Christ forgave you, so you also must do. (Colossians 3:13)
14 “For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses. (Matthew 6:14-15)
Forgiveness starts the healing process.
Forgiveness allows you to see differently.
Forgiveness gives you strength to move forward.
When I forgive, I give away the bitterness, anger & hurt… so i can make room for God.
34 Then Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they do.” (Luke 23:34)