Forgiveness is not turning a blind eye to the offence against your heart and saying “God will take care of you”; the true freedom and power that comes from forgiveness is when in prayer we face the offence, face the pain and trauma that was caused within us, face the person(s) who did it to us and choose to cancel their debt upon our hearts because Jesus chose to cancel ours. THEN we release the debtor to the justice of God “with blessings” because, again, Jesus did it for us.
Forgiveness doesn’t cancel the offence or the pain, nor does it mean that what happened didn’t matter or make it right. Forgiveness is putting the offender on trial in the highest courts, listing the pains and personal damages caused, then releasing the case into the hands of the most just Judge and trusting His final judgement, knowing that He has cancelled our own sins, blesses us and heals us in a way only He can.
The freedom and power that comes from forgiveness is released only when, in blind faith, we “release ourselves” from the task of judging the offenders in our lives and let God do His job with it.
Unforgiveness is poisonous spiritually AND physically. It causes us to live a life of bitterness, resentment, rage and wrath. We can’t trust anyone, often not even God, it stunts our Spiritual growth, it creates stress and anxiety, it physically hurts the heart and digestive system, we develop bad eating habits and often turn to substance abuse to try and cope with all the emotions, we don’t want to trust anyone, we’re unable to create new long-term healthy relationships, we’re quick to criticize others and make distorted assumptions, can’t work well with fellow employees and have problems with those in places of authority. This is all the enemy’s plan to keep us from our blessings, prosperities and the plans of glory that God has for us all!
Get the bigger picture? We cannot grow nor build others up in dirty, rotten, poisonous waters. There is a grand purpose for your life and others are waiting for you to rise! Trust God’s judgement and allow Him to restore you, refine you abd cleanse you so that healing can begin and you can receive the liberating freedom and power of forgiveness. I encourage you to forgive and forgive often, tell the enemy he loses every time! True forgiveness will revive you, empower you and lift you to the next level of glory!
You are blessed and you are loved,
beyond measure 🙏🏻
Written By Inspire Her Life Ambassador