😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace and presence be with you. Is it the most wonderful time of the year or will hurt and unforgiveness cloud your family gatherings or possibly completely prevent them from happening?
Forgiveness can be so hard, but it is absolutely necessary for YOUR peace and health. Can you truly accept the peace that Christ has to offer, when your heart is hardened by unforgiveness? Search for where you need forgiveness and discuss with God, the Master of Forgiveness, what steps you need to take to achieve this level of peace.
You’ll struggle to move forward into the light while unforgiveness continues to cloud your days. There are moments and some times days that we allow ourselves to be consumed by bitterness and the hurt we feel others have inflicted upon us. More often than not, we inflict even more bitterness and hurt upon ourselves simply because we refuse to forgive. Just because you forgive someone doesn’t mean you have to be best buds. You don’t have to hangout with them, see them, or even talk with them, but you do have to release them from the control YOU are allowing them to have over you. The funny thing is, they probably don’t even have a clue they have this power over you.
It may take a long time for you to forgive someone. Then out of the depths of your subconscious, that bitterness and hurt rears its ugly head again and you have to start working through the forgiveness process all over. It’s kind of like that old shampoo commercial…Wash, Rinse, and Repeat. We have to continually wash out the bitterness and hurt. Rinse it down the drain. And repeat this process every time you feel the filth of unforgiveness attaching itself to you. I do want to share some good news with you though. The more willing you are to forgive, the sooner you will be free. At first it may take years. The next time, just months, then days, hours, minutes, until you finally let it go for good and it no longer has a controlling grip on your life.
1 Corinthians 10:13, No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.
What is that temptation? To fester in our bitterness and hurt.
What is the way out that God provides? Unlimited opportunities to forgive.
Don’t give up on yourself. Allow yourself to forgive and heal. I pray you and God have a great conversation that leads to lasting healing, health, and peace.
Bless others and be blessed.
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