“For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.”(Matt 6:14-15)
Have you ever felt stuck? It can seem very difficult to disregard your feelings when someone has offended you. Forgiveness is essential to finding freedom from the captivity of an unresolved issue. Unforgiveness festers and takes root in your heart and spirit. It is evidenced by the sprouting up of bitterness and anger. However, it doesn’t just stop there it also robs you of joy and life. You can’t be completely in the present because you haven’t dealt with the issue.
Unforgiveness opens a door of darkness for the enemy to come in. It renders your life to be void of true joy, peace, and progress. If you do a self-assessment and this is where you are then you are existing. Forgiveness is taking a step. It is a choice to acknowledge your feelings and emotions. It is also empowering because when we give it over to God it allows Him to begin working on us. It is too much to carry the weight of unforgiveness. We do it because it makes us feel in control of something, but carrying the weight over time has a physical impact on our bodies. We weren’t created to harbor it we are called to cast all of our cares unto the Lord.
Transparency is where it all begins. For example, when you have a an appointment with your Physician. His job is to review your history, perform a physical, and ask questions about how your doing. Then he may ask is there anything new you are experiencing. This is where a patient should be completely honest and not be fearful. This is a guide to individualize care for just you. Even if you decide that you won’t disclose everything there are other ways to find out how you are really doing (bloodwork, vital signs, etc). Let’s just be honest ,there are times when our behavior, thoughts and actions are not Christlike.We must depend on the Lord to put us back in alignment with His word. Today, I encourage you to allow God to have free reign in your life. God is able to heal you and make you whole again .He will tackle the origin of your unforgiveness. Remember trying to put a band-aid on an emotional wound is only a temporary solution,but the problem is systemic. If it’s not addressed quickly and correctly it will negatively impact everything around it. Let go and let God have His way!