If you want to enjoy peace of mind please learn to forgive and move on. I know he hurt, I know she tongue-lashed you, I know he backstabbed you, I know he ruined your career or business, I know he wronged you. But please, for your own sake, forgive and move.
It is possible she left you for another man or he left you for another woman. It is possible she or he broke your heart. It is possible that he went behind you and stole the deal that would have made you a millionaire. It is possible that the people you trusted so much went behind you and ruined your image just because they are jealous of you.
Please, forgive and move one.
Refusing to forgive is the practice of engaging in ruminative thoughts of anger, vengeance, hate, and resentment that have unproductive outcomes for the ruminator, such as increased anxiety, depression, elevated blood pressure, vascular resistance, decreased immune response etc.
Bitterness can kill.
The reason I forgive and move on is because I don’t want to be angry against someone who is possibly enjoying himself somewhere.
I know it’s not easy to forgive. If you can, please talk to someone. Discussing the root cause of your bitterness will bring healing and peace. If you want to cry please do. Just let it out and move on!
Lewis B. Smedes said, “To forgive is to set a prisoner free and discover that the prisoner was you.”
Oscar Wilde opined, “Always forgive your enemies – nothing annoys them so much.”
Bishop T. D. Jakes puts it this way, “I think the first step is to understand that forgiveness does not exonerate the perpetrator. Forgiveness liberates the victim. It’s a gift you give yourself.”
Jesus said to Peter and us:
“Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” 22 Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.” Mathew 18:21-22.
Wisdom is profitable to direct.