The Power of Forgiveness
Life is made up of seasons. The power of forgiveness is one that carries us through a lot of these. People will be people, and we will be wronged. No matter how well you start a race, the grandest significance is placed on how you finish it. As we finish one season, let us finish it stronger than we started. We are going to be dealing with issues. This season is just one stage of this race, a new one is coming.
However before we move into the next chapter, we ought to close some pages in order to make way for new adventures in the next chapter. This is what we will be doing in this series leading to the end of this year. As always we intend to make each day’s teaching and prayer short and precise.
You may have been hurt in this year or in years before, but do not carry that hurt into 2015. 2015 will have its own challenges and pains and tears and joy, do not let the past hold you back from thrusting forward into a greater future.
Let us make this practical, get a paper and pen right now. Write down every single person or situation that has hurt you in this year. Take your time, do not leave anything or anyone out. Once you have them down, it is time to let it go! It is great that you have acknowledged the source of your pain, that’s a great step in healing.
No matter how strong or weak you may be, what you carry will always determine the speed at which you will travel. The only time heavy weights will help you go faster is when you are going down! You are rising in the coming season, let go of anything that will weigh you down. It may be pain and heartache from the past, it has slowed you down long enough.
It may be the company you keep around you, take a moment to write down individuals who are not pushing you forward or pulling you up. I have learned in this year, to keep around me only two kinds of people; those who inspire me and those who I inspire. Anyone else is surplus. You are on this earth for a limited time, do not waste any precious moment on anyone who is not contributing to your growth!
Some people and past situations and hurt work like a leash. You can only move further when you are off the leash. The leash will always set a limitation on how far forward you can go as long as you are attached to it.
You have no business being attached to anyone and anything that will be a leash to you! You are called to move forward and upwards, you are not called to stagnancy and limitations. Some stagnancy in life is because of the company or the pain we hold on to. LET IT GO.
Matthew 11:28: “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.
Now get that paper you wrote on. Let us pray:
Father I thank you for this wonderful teaching. I thank you for wanted me to move forward and up in all I do. From this moment on I ask that you cut ties that I have with anyone and anything that is holding me back from moving ahead.
Father prune me of all stagnancy and leashes in my life. In the coming season, I will move forward! I will move at top speed with nothing slowing me down! All secret sin, all hurt, all grudges, all pain I give them to you Lord. I am weary of carrying them father. Take them all. I will sour like an eagle in this year in the mighty name of Jesus.
Now I want you to call each thing or person on your list by name, and say I release you or I forgive you, whichever applies. Tear the paper. In the name of Jesus, I declare you free, and whoever the son of man sets free is free indeed, Thank you Jesus for setting us free.
Originally posted 2014-12-22 01:12:39.