Forgive And Just Move On
“Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake.” Matthew 5:11, NKJV
How we react when evil things are said about us is very important. We have the opportunity to react in several different ways.
When Spirit-filled believers are treated unjustly, they feel the outrage and frustration that accompany such acts. There may even be a period of time in which thoughts of revenge cloud their thinking.
But before long, they regain perspective. They refocus on the truth. They remind themselves that “all things … work together for good” (Rom. 8:28), and that as believers, they are not to repay evil for evil.
Again, they don’t deny the pain; they just look at it differently. They choose not to become bitter. They forgive and move on.
Moving on may be the most important thing you can do for yourself when these kinds of things happen to you. Dwelling on it and hanging onto it will never do you any good. It will only drive you deeper into bitterness.
Do yourself a favor today; if you are holding onto an old grudge, let it go and set yourself free from the bondage of bitterness.