The Damaging Nature of Unforgiveness
Unforgiveness is sin; there is no way around it. And sin in it’s very nature is dangerous. Hence the damaging nature of unforgiveness as sin is what most don’t grasp. The reality whether we like it or not is that we all must get to a place of living in love and forgiveness. Otherwise; we will never overcome anything in life.
Sin destroys your relationship with Jesus, others and yourself. It should be no shock since we are told in John 10:10 ‘ The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.’ (NIV)
Unforgiveness is sin against God there is no doubt. The good news is that when you make the choice to forgive; your life will change and as we are told He came so that we may have life- and to the full. It’s up to us to choose whether or not we want it.
If you truly want to grow in the Lord and be transformed in Him it will require forgiveness. There is no way around this. The better part of this though is that He has already given you everything you need in order to forgive. He has supplied you with all the strength that you need to be obedient; and victorious too.
Before you allow your body, your spirit, your soul, your relationships with others; and your relationship with Jesus to be destroyed ask yourself if it’s worth it. Is it worth it to keep all the garbage? It is worth it to hoard what will only enslave and entrap you; especially when you don’t have to because He came to clear the path and set you free?
1 Peter 5:7 Cast your anxiety on Him because He cares for you.
Forgiveness Tip #2
Forgiveness will remove the bondage of sin that keeps you from the Lord. ______________________________________________________
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