I choose to forgive because unforgiveness keeps me bound to you.
I choose forgiveness because unforgiveness consumes my thoughts and builds a prison of you.
I choose forgiveness because unforgiveness eats away at my peace, my joy and my quiet knowing and turns my focus to you.
I’m trying to forget what you’ve done; so, why would I choose unforgiveness that would just make me remember?
I’m trying to live and love in freedom; so, why would I choose unforgiveness that would bring your bondage and chains?
I’m watching my children thrive while enjoying my own. So, why would I ever go back to choosing your way of reconciliation.
Forgiveness isn’t reconciliation, and reconciliation isn’t always forgiveness.
But knowing the difference…
Oh, that has made all the difference!
And whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him, that your Father in heaven may also forgive you your trespasses.Mark 11:25