QUOTE OF THE DAY: “IT IS LETTING GO THAT MAKES YOU STRONGER”
Memory Verse: “Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times” Matthew 18:22.
Indeed, when you think of the people you need to forgive, often they are the same people you love the most. The trauma of offences is most grievous when it comes from loved ones. They are the ones Satan will use to unsettle your mind, to destabilize the peace of your mind and worst still, they cause emotional /psychological imbalance. Anytime you are offended, whether you are aware of it or not, the seed of bitterness is sown, and this could degenerate into anything. This is exactly where proper caution and care must be taken.
Sometimes, in life, it is not holding on (especially to offences) that makes one stronger, it is letting go. Overlooking an offence, or sincerely letting go of offenders from within, neither makes you stupid nor reduce your personality in any little way. Rather, it relieves you of burden, gives you victory, and removes barriers that would have hindered your access to the presence of God.
Should I unfold another truth? It is not everyone who offends you that will come to you to ask for forgiveness! Some people might not even know they offended you. Some might have even forgotten. So, for how long do you want to carry the heavy load of offences? Do you want to spend your entire lifetime nursing grudges, feeling bitter or living in hostility? Can’t you see Satan in action? Come on, stop it! Nothing good can ever come out of an embittered mind.
There is no day you will not be offended, but to make sure your life’s race is not hindered, you must forgive people regularly; even in advance as Jesus did in Luke 22:32 ‘Simon, Simon, Satan has asked to sift you… But I have prayed for you…’ You cannot exhaust forgiving people. People will always offend you, hence today’s memory verse.
Make forgiveness an unbroken rule of your life. Forgive yourself for you will never be perfect. Forgive your enemies, for the fire of your anger will only consume you and your family. And the most difficult of all – you must forgive your friends, because they are close enough to hurt you by accident. So let go, pardon someone today! Your heaven is declared opened in Jesus name.
DIVINE INSTRUCTION FOR THE DAY
CLOSE YOUR EYES, AND BEGIN TO SEE WHERE YOU WANT TO BE AND WHAT YOU WANT TO ACHIEVE BEFORE THIS YEAR IS OVER. KEEP THIS PICTURE IN YOUR MIND, AND BEGIN TO WORK TOWARDS IT GRADUALLY.
- I receive grace to forgive those that have caused me pain right now.
- As I release people from my mind, all stubborn enemies will carry their evil loads.
- Anoint me Holy Spirit and break the yoke of poverty, failure and shame now.
- Oh Lord, let my heavens be opened, and cause my life to be a wonder and a sign to my generation.
FURTHER STUDY: Matthew 18:21-35.
Read the Bible through in one year: 1 Chronicles Chapters 4-6.
Remember to further prophesy on yourself!