In life, we all have unfair things that happen to us. We can choose to hold on to the hurt, become bitter and angry, and let it poison our future; or, we can choose to let it go and trust God to make it up to us.
Maybe you don’t believe in God? Maybe you call it the universe? Whatever the case may be, we still have to let go of the past hurts and forgive those that have hurt us…or we will never be able to move forward to a higher level in life.
You may not think that you are able to forgive because someone hurt you so badly. You might say, “You don’t know how I was raised.” Or, “My ex-spouse caused me a lot of pain.” “This friend betrayed me.” “I just can’t let it go.”
Maybe a co-worker stole the position you was wanting, or maybe you had a terrible experience driving to or from work and someone was mean and nasty to you and you are struggling to let it go? Trust me, you have to let it go!
Realize that forgiveness isn’t for their sake; forgiveness is for your own sake. When you forgive, you are taking away their power to hurt you. But if you hold on to that offense and stay angry, you are only poisoning your own life and disconnecting yourself from God.
Forgiveness is like a door on your heart. If you shut the door and refuse to forgive, then God cannot forgive you. But when you open the door and allow forgiveness to flow from you, then His forgiveness can flow into you.
Always do your best,