DON'T LET UNFORGIVENESS TAKE YOU HOSTAGE!
Updated: Nov 25, 2022
You can't afford to park there or even do a drive-by. Don't yield. Don' stop. Keep going. Run if necessary.
This is one of the greatest weapons the enemy uses to destroy unity in the body of Christ. Why? Because unforgiveness blocks our prayers and our access to God's forgiveness. It impacts our relationship with God and with people.
“In prayer there is a connection between what God does and what you do. You can't get forgiveness from God, for instance, without also forgiving others. If you refuse to do your part, you cut yourself off from God's part.” (Matthew 6:14-15 MSG)
Stop giving the enemy ammunition to shoot you, disable you, or even kill you! Choose to forgive, no matter what, and no matter who. Don't give anyone the power to negatively impact your relationship, fellowship, or communion with God. No one is that important!
Do not allow yourself to be taken hostage by unforgiveness!
Do not let yourself be used by the enemy through unforgiveness and words that don't line up with the Word of God! Anything you say or do that does not line up with the Word of God makes you vulnerable to be used! Be Alert!
“Keep a cool head. Stay alert. The Devil is poised to pounce, and would like nothing better than to catch you napping. Keep your guard up." (I Peter 5:8 MSG)
The enemy is always looking for ways to devour us!
Think about it! Be Alert! Don't relax your grip on your faith or your relationship with God. This is critical!
Accept God’s forgiveness for yourself then find one person you know you haven’t forgiven and release them by forgiving them. If the opportunity lends itself to it explain God’s forgiveness and love, which allows you to forgive.
Scriptures to know when about forgiving and being forgiven:
"If we [freely] admit that we have sinned and confess our sins, He is faithful and just (true to His own nature and promises) and will forgive our sins [dismiss our lawlessness] and [continuously] cleanse us from all unrighteousness [everything not in conformity to His will in purpose, thought, and action]." (I John 1:9 AMPC)
"It is because of the Lord’s mercy and loving kindness that we are not consumed,
because His [tender] compassions fail not. They are new every morning; great and abundant is Your stability and faithfulness." (Lamentations 3:22-23 AMPC)
"Therefore, [there is] now no condemnation (no adjudging guilty of wrong) for those who are in Christ Jesus, who live [and] walk not after the dictates of the flesh, but after the dictates of the Spirit." (Romans 8:1 AMPC)
Be Encouraged! ❤
(Updated From the Vault of LWM)