Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
So many of us; consciously and unconsciously suffer from what was. So much so, that in many cases, it is hard to impossible to let go of the pain.
When we are victimized, something traumatic happens to our mindscape; as our precious view of life and the world are skewed into bits and pieces of doubt, fear and pain. We equate peace without even realizing it with mechanically coping; that, in which we normally use addiction to cope with.
This suffering of unforgiveness has many reasons to exist and we can go on forever explaining them as to why, but it doesn't mean we are to continue doing this, living with it, giving in to it, to finally succumbing to it. Inviting unforgiveness to overstay, results in bitterness, hatred and evil and though we are not evil people, we may find ourselves thinking and fulfilling evil deeds which the enemy uses to condemn us, pushing us further and further away from our one true Love and Salvation whom is Freedom Himself.
2 Corinthians 7:10 ESV For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
It is not the will of God that we stay in unforgiveness but I truly believe that it is a necessary lesson that we all must go through; though, completely set up for us to get through. Finding faith, humility, love and peace through forgiveness is absolutely a life saving redemptive gift. It removes from you a weight you cannot imagine and the truth is, that weight carries more than you realize. Physical illness, mental illness, self loathing, hatred with envy and strife towards others. The devils trap, I call it and rightfully so! When we choose to live in unforgiveness, we are basically saying we ourselves are not worthy of forgiveness. For how can God, who gave up His Son for your sins that you might be forgiven, forgive you, if you don't forgive others? The act of sacrifice was paid for that freedom you choose to reject. No matter the attack upon you, the continuing attack of allowing unforgiveness is what ultimately destroys you.
Matthew 18:21-35 ESV
Then Peter came up and said to him, “Lord, how often will my brother sin against me, and I forgive him? As many as seven times?” Jesus said to him, “I do not say to you seven times, but seventy times seven. “Therefore the kingdom of heaven may be compared to a king who wished to settle accounts with his servants.
I say this with all compassion and experience, that when we forgive, we are able to move so far beyond the place of where we stand, it is a life-changing experience almost immediately. God created it that way because He wants us to know the power that our decisions hold … and that the impact of those decisions are within our power of peace. What Jesus did, He did once and for all
"IN FORGIVENESS LADIES!" taking upon Himself our sins ON THE CROSS that we might live a life of love and freedom without the shame of death.
Anyone whom you forgive, I also forgive. Indeed, what I have forgiven, if I have forgiven anything, has been for your sake in the presence of Christ, so that we would not be outwitted by Satan; for we are not ignorant of his designs.
The God we serve, serves us in everyway imaginable and it seems that the only thing He is more concerned with, is Love. It is that Love that set the captives free. Please do not be tricked into being your own capture.
Whoever hurt you … forgive them and move on in Christs Love.
I luv Ya,