unforgiveness is like drinking poison and expecting the other person to die.
we can't live like this.
that isn't free
its always in a state of judgment and hurt
do you want your heart open and allowing the river of God to flow freely?
do you want to flow freely?
then my friend,
you must forgive,
repent and forgive
a heart that is free has resources for others.
if you aren't free, you will always be trying to take from others
unforgiveness saps your energy and your resources
it makes you unable to really go after God with abandon
its locked up inside of you with issues of repentance and forgiveness
when someone hurts us, and they will, usually the closer someone is to us, the more they hurt us, we get into a pattern of thinking wrong thoughts and judgmental thoughts
we can't fulfill the call of God to love our neighbor if all our energy is used in keeping wrong thoughts about people and issues
our thoughts and attitudes and words can hinder us from moving freely in the grace of Christ
you deserve to be free
every negative thought is always of the enemy and every positive, life giving, up building thought is always from the Holy Spirit
the accuser accuses, while the Comforter comforts
its that simple and yet profound
so where are your thoughts?
we need to refrain from judging one another and instead bless and forgive so that life will flow
when we accuse, we come into agreement with satan, the accuser
Jesus said in Matthew 7, do not judge or you will be judged in the same manner and the same measure
do you believe Jesus' words?
Jesus is saying if you demand justice and repayment for wrong done to you, then you will be dealt with the same according to your own prescription
justice is good
mercy is better
if you want justice, you will be dealt with by the same rules.
there is a place to go that satan cannot follow and accuse.
the place of grace
the place of mercy, love and forgiveness
if we live in grace and mercy, satan cannot follow us there, he has no rights there. did you know that if you spend 80% of your time in judgement and unforgiveness then the enemy has a right to beat you up 80% of the time?
if I want justice because someone hurt me, then I cannot ask for mercy for myself
God is calling us, into this place of repentance and forgiveness
because we deserve to live free