To be freed of the dependence on something….
Don’t be dependent on holding a grudge or a hurt…let it go!
You decide to take a vacation. It’s something that you’ve always dreamed of. When you arrive at the airport the place is packed with other people whose intentions are the same as yours. You’d like to bring a lot of luggage but you know that you could not do so because there are weight restrictions. An overload could cause serious safety hazards and there are regulations that prohibit that. You decide to follow the rules.
We are instructed as believers not to try to carry our own burdens. We’re invited and instructed to give them to God. We live in a world where the famous catch phrase: “I can handle it.” is said by so many, but as born again believers we don’t have to handle it.
Do you really want total peace? You have to ask this of yourself? If you do; there are some things that you must let go. You can start today. It won’t be easy, but it will be worth it.
Unforgiveness is the unwillingness or inability to forgive. It could be a deliberate act, or it may not be so deliberate; but it has to be dealt with.
In following up the dialogue on “UNFORGIVENESS;” it’s important to talk about how we must move ourselves to a level of forgetting. A common expression that the “world” uses is: “I can forgive you, but I won’t forget it!” If you forgive, you have to forget. Point blank. We have Biblical precedence for this.
When God forgives, God forgets. He has great love for us. Psalm 103 verses 10 through 12 gives us good insight:
We do wrong things.
He does not *punish us for them as much as he should.
The sky is high above the earth.
So his kind love is great to those people who love him.
As far as the east is from the west,
so far has he taken our *sins from us.
A great example, is the example of the Apostle Paul. A known persecutor of Christians who was forgiven by God. Paul spoke in Ephesians 1 and said
Paul literally said: “Yes, I’m accused of sins, misdeeds and crimes in this city and I am guilty. Many wonder how I have the nerve to stand before you; but you must know that in Him, I have redemption for my trespasses. He was saying that God had forgiven and God had forgotten. We know that “people” have trouble forgetting, but my message is that you must.
The bible says:
Trust in the Lord and lean not to thine own understanding. In all of your ways acknowledge HIm and He will direct your paths.
When facing with the mountain of forgetting; we must give the burden to God, casting the lot of those cares on Him, because we know that He cares for us.
When we are unable to forget the slights, offenses, injustices, persecutions and transgressions against us and our families, we are in our own ways “holding” on to unforgiveness. When we do that, we delay our complete emotional healing. I’ve been through it and I write this to prevent this from happening to you.
Though there hasn’t been a heap of discussion regarding this, I believe that this revelation will greatly reach the body of Christ so that we can totally separate ourselves step by step from the things that beset those that are of this world.
My prayer is that you will grab hold to this and expound on it; so that it will not be a hindrance to you.