Forgiveness is not intended to merely release the offender, but is a privilege given to the Believer.
So many Christians are angry at someone and do not understand how serious it is.
Forgiveness is broadly misunderstood. If a snake bites you, obviously forgiveness does not mean that the snake is free to come and go in the same manner so that it can bite you again. There are those who, if given the opportunity, would inflict the same wound over and over.
Forgiveness is for the release of the Believer, and it is not a feeling. It doesn't mean some kind of mushy open-armed posture. It means that I have gone to the Lord and forgiven by faith in prayer.
Forgiveness is a must. Mark 11: 25, 26 says:
Whenever you stand praying, if you have anything against anyone, forgive him [drop the issue, let it go], so that your Father who is in heaven will also forgive you your transgressions and wrongdoings [against Him and others]. But if you do not forgive, neither will your Father in heaven forgive your transgressions.” (Amplified Bible)
You are a Soldier of The Cross and that means you are determined to take up The Cross and follow hard after Him.
You can't talk like everyone else and rehash offenses.
You can't think like everyone else and rehash offenses.
You can't circle around the problem.
For His Own, there is no moving on without forgiveness.
Why are we told to pray that our enemies be blessed? Because that is how the offender can be healed and actually see what has happened.
If you are carrying around resentment against anyone, you have an infection of the soul.
Take it to Him today
Then, look up and move on!