There is one thing you will usually find in almost every family. It’s the most destructive thing, and it spreads from one family member to another. In fact, it even spreads from one generation to another, and it continues most of the time because hardly ever will you find one family member willing to try to stop its path. What am I referring to? Unforgiveness.

It’s powerful, and it is profound. I’ve seen families literally not speak to one another for over 20 years because of something that was said or some little something that was done.

Regardless what that thing is that caused the hurt, and regardless if it was a small thing or a big thing, the Lord is very clear about unforgiveness. He takes it very seriously. If Jesus was willing to die for each of us and forgive our sins on a daily basis, then the least we can do is to forgive our brother when he wrongs us. Right?

For some, it seems an impossibility to do so. Thus, we walk through each day with unforgiveness in your hearts and unforgiveness for our own sins from God. Everyone loses!

Satan wants you to hold on to the wrong and to never forgive. He also never wants your sins forgiven either.

The most powerful words you can say are, “I forgive you.” When we say that, all the walls come crashing down.

Forgiven people should be forgiving people.

To “Forgive” means to completely give up the right to ridicule, punish, payback or even bring up again the wrong. Why? Because of Isaiah 43:25 says, “I, even I am He who blots out your transgressions, for my own sake, and remembers your sins no more.”

Did you catch that last part? God not only forgives your sins when you simply ask him to, but He also chooses to even forget you ever committed the sin in the first place. That means if you walked up to God and you said, “Hey Lord, remember a few days ago when I did that really dumb thing, and I sinned against you?” The Lord would look at you kind of puzzled and would say, “Uhhhh, no, I don’t recall you ever sinning against me at all.” How great is that?

It is the Grace of God at work, and He does it for us every single day!

Don’t allow the chains of unforgiveness to hold you down friends. Don’t let your own forgiveness from God to be held back.

When you forgive someone, you set a prisoner free; Yourself!

Go out there and spread some love and forgiveness. That weight you’ve been carrying around will immediately go away.

Do something to make a difference in someone’s life today.