Unforgiveness is not a characteristic trait of God. God’s nature or substance of being is love. He (God) is an epitome of perfect love. This is why love is classified as the greatest. It (love) can never come to an end. If love could come to an end, then God could also come to an end since God is love (1 John 4:8, 1 John 4:16). Perfect love has forgiveness as one of its fruitage. Perfect love does not hold unto grudges, hurts, bitterness or resentments. One major characteristic of perfect love is that it has the ability to forgive without struggle. When perfect love is in demonstration, there is an attitude of true forgiveness.
Unforgiveness is never a friend but an illusory enemy which lures men into fatal destruction. It (unforgiveness) comes clothed in a deceptive gown called justice but its end result is fatal destruction. The greatest punishment that one can ever give to his or herself is to harbor bitterness, resentment and unforgiveness in his or her entire being. When you harbor unforgiveness, bitterness and resentment in your being, you’re not hurting the person who caused the pains, you are actually harming yourself. Its (harboring unforgiveness) just like drinking poison and hoping that your offender who is void of the poison you drunk should die in your stead. How possible is this? It’s impossible for another to die for one who drinks poison.
Is there someone in your life you are having a hard time forgiving? Is there someone who has committed an offense so overwhelming and devastating that you just can’t let it go? There is a great danger in holding this kind of unforgiveness in your heart. Unforgiveness can lead to offense, resentment, retaliation, anger, wrath, hatred, violence and in the extreme — murder. Unforgiveness not only keeps us trapped, but also the person who is held captive to our bitterness.
In this insightful book by Rev. Clifford Gadafi Kasim, you will learn how to overcome the pain and crippling effects of unforgiveness, and how to recognize and overcome it for the rest of your life.
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