Unforgiveness Has No Foresight
Unforgiveness is the one guaranteed formula for smothering our originality. When you have been wronged, a poor memory is your best response. Never carry a grudge. When you're straining under its weight, the other guy's out producing.
Forgive your enemies - nothing annoys them more. There is no revenge so sweet as forgiveness. The only people you should try to get even with are those who have helped you.
Never is God operating in your life so strong as when you forego revenge and dare to forgive an injury. People need love most when they deserve it the least.
People need loving most when they deserve it least. Forgiveness heals; unforgiveness wounds.
You can't get ahead when you're trying to get even. Being offended is a strategy of satan's to get you out of the will of God. When we think about our offense, trouble grows; when we think about God, trouble goes.
When you don't forgive, you are ignoring its impact on your destiny. Hate is a prolonged form of suicide on your dreams. How much more grievous are the consequences of unforgiveness than the causes of it!
Forgiveness saves the expense of anger, the high cost of hatred and the waste of energy. Forgive someone every day.
- John L Mason, from the book You're Born An Original, Don't Die A Copy (to find out more about this book, please go to http://www.freshword.com/resources )
About the Author:
John Mason is a national best-selling author, nationally recognized speaker and book coach. He has authored fourteen books including An Enemy Called Average, You’re Born An Original-Don’t Die A Copy, Let Go of Whatever Makes You Stop, and Know Your Limits-Then Ignore Them which have sold over 1.4 million copies and have been translated into twenty-five languages throughout the world. “I have posted a special message for you to see on my website http://www.freshword.com In it I talk about right associations and the effect they can have on whether you succeed in life or not. Your best friends should bring out the best in you! If you are an author, or want to be, I have many resources specifically designed for you. Also, make sure to sign up for my Nugget of the Week - I would love to inspire you. "