“Beloved, refuse to lament over what has already been done or become a victim of the past. Nothing you do will change it or make it better, but you can let it go and launch yourself into this new day that is filled with possibilities and opportunities to know Me better and to understand My kingdom with greater clarity. This is a day to forgive and be forgiven, says the Lord. Draw near to Me!” Marsha Burns (9/11/2012)
When I re-read this, the word that came to my mind was ‘distractions’. Anything that causes us to lose focus on our race is right where the accuser wants us. If he can get us focused on wrong things long enough, he can keep us from being harvesters of souls. Anything that deliberately keeps us focused on what ‘he’ did or what ‘she’ said, keeps us from hearing what God says!
Our heart should be crying out, “Holy Spirit, teach me how to forgive, how to stay on track.” We can’t afford to walk in unforgiveness and allow bitterness to set in. My dear friend, that is pride! Get rid of it! Its ruining your life and stunting your growth. Every moment you refuse to forgive and walk in love, you are holding yourself back from the blessings God wants to heap on you and your family.
Unforgiveness is the poison you drink while wishing the other person will be harmed. Lets bring life (God) to every situation today by letting go of the cup of bitter hurt and misery. Walking down the road to forgiveness is sometimes the longest road to travel, but in order to get to our destination, it’s the one we must take.
Father, I forgive them because you forgave me. I have no right to hold this against them. We’re all your children and we answer to You for how we treat one another. I choose to let it go into your very capable hands. I will be a reflection of your love with nothing standing in the way. Search my heart, Lord, and see if there be any wicked way in me. It’s in Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.
Now, retrain your brain to think on good things by praying for that person. When you speak blessings over them, then the healing process has begun!