Who else is suffering from the consequences of your bad blood?
Bad blood is costly and complicated.
It costs you peace and it complicates other relationships.
The path of peace is paved with empathy.
Forgiveness is the vehicle to move you down the path.
If it is possible, as far as it depends on you, live at peace with everyone. Romans 12:18 NIV
Dear friends, never take revenge. Leave that to the righteous anger of God. For the Scriptures say, “I will take revenge; I will pay them back,” says the Lord. Romans 12:19 NLT
Revenge is not just the external retaliation but the internal celebration of their misfortune.
"Unforgiveness" is a failure to believe what God says.
Instead, “If your enemies are hungry, feed them. If they are thirsty, give them something to drink. In doing this, you will heap burning coals of shame on their heads.” Romans 12:20 NLT
God’s kindness is intended to lead you to repentance. Romans 2:4 NIV
What do you do about your bad blood?
*accept the apology that you never received
*give them the blessing that they never received
Do not let sin have power over you. Let good have power over sin! Romans 12:21 NLT
Peace begins when your demand for payment ends.
Who do you need to forgive?
*forgive the debt
*take the first step
You will never passively find what you do not actively pursue...so pursue peace.
"God, would you help me see them the way You see them?"