No offense is greater than the potential of reconciliation. It does not matter if you were the perpetrator or the victim. If you are willing to invite God into an offense He will set in motion the miracle of forgiveness. Even if it appears for a time that the forgiveness is only one-sided when the reconciling presence of Jesus Christ enters a relationship everything begins to change.

When you forgive the other person, you set in motion the potential of a complete restoration. Once you have made a choice to forgive, begin to cultivate the fruit of forgiveness by blessing your opponent each time they come to mind. This spiritual resistance in the form of a blessing will keep your heart tender and the door open for future reconciliation and restoration. It will also destroy the plans of the enemy who wants to create in you a hard heart and a perpetually offended soul.

“But I say to you, love your enemies, bless those who curse you, do good to those who hate you, and pray for those who spitefully use you and persecute you” (Matthew 5:44).


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