Sometimes God wants to do a work in us, to bless us, but He can't do that until we forgive others. That's the message imparted on me viewing the film Champion.

Although the story was slow to develop, I appreciated a plot twist in the last part of the movie I didn't see coming. The film shows the true freedom that forgiveness gives. You'll be stuck in the past and not move forward, unless you forgive.

It's easy to accept circumstances and just say "it is what it is". But sometimes we must take the hard road, make difficult changes, and do the right thing. These choices can ultimately result in blessing and restoration with God, and others. We must forgive others as God has forgiven us (Ephesians 4:32).