Let’s begin by first giving a definition for forgiveness. “Forgiveness is a conscious, deliberate decision, to release feelings of resentment, anger or revenge toward a person or group who has hurt you, regardless if they deserve it or not”.
A lot of people find it hard to forgive because they think if they hold on to an offense it will somehow hurt the other person. But the truth is, they are only making themselves miserable by not forgiving and releasing them. It has been said that “unforgiveness is like drinking poison and hoping the other person will die”. Think about yourself for a moment and all of the things you have done to hurt yourself and others. God forgave you.
You have been forgiven, so why not forgive others? You only have one life so why not enjoy it fully. Forgive those who have hurt you, receive God’s forgiveness, and forgive yourself. Now go and enjoy your life!