We have all been there at some point – been mad, looking for revenge against the person who did you wrong. Not a pretty sight if we look back…For a moment we decide to focus more on the aggravation, the negativity of a person, the sin of someone, the wrong that was done. In that moment…we have taken our view off of God, we have put God second. Don’t get me wrong, God is still there, but in that moment instead of knowing God has it, we take it and decide to run with it and we hold on to it!
So what can you do? Let it go, give it to God. Regardless what that person has done to you. Know that God will take care of whatever it may be. Know that God will discipline as needed.
Forgiveness gives YOU freedom. “To forgive is to move on, not to think about the offense anymore. You don’t excuse him, endorse her, or embrace them. You just route thoughts about them through heaven. You see your enemy as God’s child and revenge as God’s job.’ (Lucado, 2006 Facing your Giants)
Whoever has hurt you, harmed you, wronged you, disappointed you, neglected you, etc. let it go, give it to God. It is in the past now, exactly where it needs to be. Keep it there and move forward!