Take back our power through the power of forgiveness. 2 Cor 2:10
When we withhold forgiveness from others Satan gets an advantage in our lives. He comes through the gateway of unforgiveness. Blessing comes through the gateway of forgiveness.
In Matthew 6:12, when Jesus was teaching His disciples what we call “The Lord’s Prayer”, He said, “Forgive us as we forgive others.” He put such emphasis on this idea that two verses later He mentions it again. It was as if He started to walk away but turned around and said, “Listen to what I’m telling you! If you forgive others, your Heavenly Father will forgive you. But if you don’t forgive, you won’t be forgiven.” Think about this – It’s the only part of the prayer He repeated!
Unforgiveness causes you to hold onto hurts, failures, mistakes done by you and what others have done to you, but God hasn’t made you to carry these toxic emotions of unforgiveness. This is why they are such harmful to your walk of faith and peace of mind.
But here’s the key – when somebody has hurt you, don’t curse it, don’t nurse it, and don’t rehearse it. Instead, disperse it and God will reverse it! That means don’t complain about it, don’t think about it over and over and don’t constantly talk about how hurt you are to other people. Instead, disperse it. Give it to God and He will turn the situation around for your good.
- Truly recognize that forgiveness is a free gift. Freely receive it and freely give it.
- Know that forgiveness is a gateway to joy and happiness.
- Know that forgiveness is a force that invites God into the situation.
- Believing that a good God can turn any bad into good.
- Choose to walk in forgiveness. It is not a feeling.
Remember, you’ve been forgiven. Walk in that forgiveness and you’ll be free. Nobody will be able to rob you of that freedom! When you’re hurt or offended, give it to God and let Him deal with it, and He will. That’s what brings the miraculous turnaround that you’ve been looking for in your life; your turnaround financially, your turnaround emotionally, your turnaround spiritually, your turnaround in your relationships and in your health. It all begins with forgiveness. Forgiveness is the gateway to your miracle.