I want to challenge you to take a few moments, right now, to search yourself for any bitterness or negativity that you may be clinging to. Do you realize the negative impact this unforgiveness has upon you? There is a saying that “It's not the snakebite that kills us. It's the venom that's left behind." This is so true.
It may not be easy, but to create true peace in our lives, it is important to let this negativity go and forgive those who have hurt us. Remember, when we forgive, we are not excusing the bad behavior that harmed us, but we are making a conscious decision to stop carrying the poisonous venom of bitterness with us as we go about our lives. And you know what? As soon as we make this decision, it is amazing how things will change within us, and we will actually be able to feel this poison leaving the body. We will begin to sleep better at night. Stress levels will decrease. Illnesses and other physical disorders may even be lifted.
If you recognize that you are carrying around the snake venom of bitterness with you today, I encourage you to let it go. You can't control what happened in the past, but you can control how you react to it. Choose forgiveness, not bitterness. This truly is the key to finding peace in your life.
Many blessings to you!