In reality, forgiveness has nothing to do with the other person; it’s about you. Forgiveness allows you to heal. Not only does holding onto hurts affect us mentally, but it can also stand in the way of your physical wellness. Forgiveness does not need to be asked for because it isn’t done for the sake of the “offender.” It’s done for our own healing and well-being. It’s less about releasing your hands from around their neck and more about releasing your hands from your own neck. Forgiveness is about your own freedom from the grip of pain caused by someone else.
Unforgiveness keeps us stuck in the past which makes it difficult to move forward. It’s hard to become all that you were created to be when you’re full of resentment. Consider forgiveness as a pathway to healing and bring freedom to your life.
Are you holding unforgiveness in your heart? Let it go, grow from it and see how much the power of forgiveness can be life changing.