Forgive Them, And Let It Go!

“But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you” Mt 5:44

An unforgiving attitude can keep you from moving forward in life. So isn’t it time you got serious about forgiving the one who hurt you? You say, “But then they’ll have gotten away with it.” They’re not getting away with anything! God is qualified to judge, you’re not. Remember, your critics are making decisions about you based on limited information, but God knows the truth and He will deal with your detractors in His own time. 

By trying to defend yourself and prove them wrong, you’re stepping into territory that belongs exclusively to God. The Bible says, “Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: ‘It is mine to avenge; I will repay,’ says the Lord. On the contrary: ‘If your enemy is hungry, feed him; if he is thirsty, give him something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals on his head.’ Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.” (Ro 12:17-21) 

Satan’s goal is to get you all tied up in knots and steal your peace. Don’t play into his hands! Christ, your example, prayed for those who drove the nails into His hands: “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do.” (Lk 23:34) Your enemies may think they’re smart, but often they’re acting in ignorance. Don’t come down to their level by retaliating. Forgive them, and let it go!

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