Put Down The Poison

Jilliana Baldwin
Unforgiveness is the poison we drink waiting for the other person to die. 



It can turn into bitterness, anger- emotions that have been scientifically proven to cause physical illness such as ulcers and cancer. If that's true, then Who is actually losing in this situation?

Us.

The people who have hurt us, have moved on with life. We, on the other hand, CHOOSE to still suffer when we choose unforgiveness. Even though they may be miles, even lifetimes away, they still win because we've given them control over our emotions and mind through our unforgiveness toward them.

 Mathew  6:14-15 says

“For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
Matthew 6:14-15 NIV


When we come to Christ, we surrender our rights to hold onto anything that reflects the ways of this world in its brokenness and sin. That includes the right to hold onto bitterness. God isn't mincing words here- we have to forgive, to be forgiven. Do it. Forgive for your OWN freedom, if nothing else.

If God loves us enough to send His son to come to earth to be sacrificed for OUR sin, so we could be forgiven, surely we can honor that sacrifice, and be obedient to forgive others too.

I don't know what power you have surrendered to others through unforgiveness, but take this as a sign:

Now is the time to take it back. Forgive

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