Have you been holding on to a grudge for years? As long as this grudge exists you will continue suffering and your life will not progress the way you want it to.
When we hold a grudge, we open doors for evil to enter into our lives. That’s why we must make a decision to let go of this baggage and consequently set ourselves free. We must also remember that if we want God to forgive us, we must forgive others. The Word of God teaches us that if we choose not to forgive, God won’t forgive us either.
“For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.” (Matthew 6:14-15).
For this reason, we must choose to sacrifice and understand that forgiveness isn’t a one-time occurrence. It’s a daily exercise we must undertake until the end of our journey.
“Then Peter came to Him and said, “Lord, how often shall my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? Up to seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you, up to seven times, but up to seventy times seven.” (Matthew 18:21-22).
Peter thought he was really impressing Jesus because the teachers of the law taught that people should forgive at least 3 times. However, Jesusʼ response showed that forgiveness has no limits. Is it easy to forgive? Certainly not. But is it worth it? Definitely! When we forgive, we do good to ourselves and ensure that we don’t compromise our salvation. The truth is that if there is unforgiveness inside of us and it is not dealt with, our relationship with God will suffer and we could end up going to hell. This is not what our Lord Jesus wants for any of us.
May God help you to let go of whatever is in your heart.