HOLDING ONTO UNFORGIVENESS, DESTROYS YOU, NOT THEM.
Definition of Unforgiveness:
Holding a grudge against someone who has offended you.
In the beginning of my stand for personal healing, marriage & family restoration, no one asked me to forgive them for what part they may have played in the breakdown of my personal relationship with Christ, then marriage, family and eventually ministry. My husband, children and parents certainly thought they had done NOTHING WRONG. Yet, in my choosing to forgive them before the Father, as Christ did, our example, “FORGIVE THEM FATHER, THEY #KNOW #NOT WHAT THEY DO”, I began to break FREE. Free to love myself again. In time each lost relationship has or is being restored.
WHY? Because, when we choose to focus on the grace and mercy of God (that we did not deserve), we are able to show others that same love of mercy. This does not mean you allow others to destroy you through their actions, deeds and words (or lack thereof), but what it does mean is you choose to love yourself more than choosing to find every reason and bible verse (taken out of context) not to forgive and begin pressing through FOR YOUR HEALING.
Matthew 18:33, “Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy fellow-servant, even as I had pity on thee?”