Forgiveness

Hello my blog family and friends. At some point in our lives most of us have been hurt, wounded, betrayed, abused, mistreated, or lied on. All of these things can cause unforgiveness and the urge to retaliate. Walking in unforgiveness can be a hard, long, and lonely road to travel. A road that can lead to destruction and separation from God. Today, let’s decide to let go and let God. Today, choose to open the doors for blessings, healing, and victory by simply forgiving. No, I’m not saying forgiveness is easy but it is a needed for all who are determined to please the father and walk in obedience.

To be unforgiving is to be unrelenting, unmerciful, and unyielding. Which means you’re stubborn, cruel, harsh, stiff-necked and uncooperative. When we choose not to forgive, we go against everything that’s required of us by God. The word of God tells us how we should treat others. Even to those who may have caused hurt or harm to us. The bible gives us basic instructions on how we should live this life God has gifted us with. Colossians 3:13-14 the Message Bible says “So, chosen by God for this new life of love, dress in the wardrobe God picked out for you: compassion, kindness, humility, quiet strength, discipline. Be even-tempered, content with second place, quick to forgive an offense. Forgive as quickly and completely as the Master forgave you. And regardless of what else you put on, wear love. It’s your basic, all-purpose garment. Never be without it.” Never leave home without the garment of love, it will surly get you through the day. Love will over-ride the bad memories and pain from our past. Choosing to forgive is not saying the relationship has to be reconciled, it’s not saying what happened is or was OK, it’s saying I’m choosing to be stronger than you. It takes a strong person to forgive someone who has violated and caused harm to them. We have to forgive even if the person never apologizes or acknowledges their wrong doing. Why? Because daily we should strive to please God, to be obedient, and we delight to do his will. Unforgiveness breeds hate, rage, anger, and bitterness. Love and hate can not abide in the same dwelling place. Psalms 5:4 the Amplified Bible says “For You are not a God Who takes pleasure in wickedness; neither will the evil [man] so much as dwell [temporarily] with You.” We can not dwell with God if we dwell with evil. We serve a forgiving God and when we choose to forgive, we are choosing to be as our father is. Don’t let the actions of others cause you to miss out on your blessings. Don’t let their sin cause you to walk in sin and be separated from God. Isaiah 59:2 says”But your iniquities have separated between you and your God, and your sins have hid his face from you, that he will not hear.” We as Christians try to pick and choose which sin God will overlook. Sin is sin in the eye sight of God and he extends grace and mercy to all, and offers forgiveness to all. Unforgiveness is just as wrong as adultery, fornication, lying, murder, or any other form of sin you can think of.

Walking in forgiveness for some will and can be a process, it may not happen overnight. But, if we pour our hearts out to God asking him to show us how to love as he loves, to forgive as he forgives, the healing process will begin. When we are determined to walk as Jesus walked, talk as he talked, do as he did and greater! My god, my god, that alone should be motivation to forgive. When we open our hearts, some issue that seem major you will realize are minor. Even those of you who are dealing with major issues, nothings to major for our God to handle. Lord I ask in Jesus name to open every heart to forgive and be able to let it go in Jesus name. Lord teach us how to get rid of self in Jesus name that we may please you and do your will. What ever it may be, in Jesus name I decree your heart is now willing and able to forgive. We serve an able, awesome, powerful, and all-knowing God and nothing is to hard for him. So walk in forgiveness, claim your healing, your victory and walk in freedom. Be Blessed! God will do everything he promised, just like he said he would.

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  1. Good Afternoon!!

    Thanks again Teresa for such an inspiring post! Forgiveness is something I’m pretty sure we all have struggled with from time to time. It’s very difficult to forgive those who repetitive hurt you but in order to be who God has ordained us to be we must do so. When we don’t forgive, it causes unnecessary stress to be placed upon us and impact our daily living. It also causes us to miss out on blessings and not be able to fully enjoy life. God is a forgiving God and just like we want him to have mercy upon us when we do wrong, we have to exhibit the same behavior towards others. However, I have to admit it’s extremely difficult to “turn the other cheek” and many times we as humans want to retaliate. Therefore, it is very important that we keep the word of God within us daily so that we may live a prosperous and fulfilling life. Have a great week!

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  2. Thank You Teresa,
    What a very informative and word driven message given about forgiveness.
    Forgiveness plays a very important part in our walk as a believers. I always put myself in the place of the person I need to forgive, God consistently shows his grace and mercy and towards me, and forgives me daily of my sins, who am I not too do the same. My example forgave those who placed him on the cross. Can’t wait for the next one!!

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