Most of us would say that we would never knowingly tether ourselves to anything that could kill us or diminish our quality of life. Yet when we do not forgive those that have wronged us, this is in fact what we do. We build a connection to a conduit filled with poison that contaminates and annihilates anything its attached to.
In Matthew 6 we are reminded this in the words, "But if you refuse to forgive others, your Father will not forgive your sins." If you ever need forgiveness, you are going to have to have some forgiveness in your tank. Forgiving another does not take away their responsibility for the actions that hurt you. It has nothing to do with them and everything to do with you! When you extend forgiveness you sever the connection to the poison thoughts, actions and words that often go with an unforgiving spirit.
So the only thing you must decide today is whether you want the best quality of life you could have or that you would rather be attached to something that can ultimately destroy you. Do you want to live or slowly fade away? Choose forgiveness and LIVE!