Forgiveness is the intentional and voluntary process by which a victim undergoes a change in feelings and attitude regarding an offense, letting go of negative emotions such as vengefulness, with an increased ability to wish the offender well. But why is forgiveness so hard?
Unforgiveness has become such a powerful weapon that Satan uses to keeps us in bondage. Satan really succeeded in blinding us so much with pain and unforgiveness that it’s difficult for us to see through the pain. When we focus only on the pain we forget to live our lives or we live in anger and resentment. Unforgiveness robs us from our life and the abilities God has given us. It make us a bitter person that is unable to function normally and fully in our community.
It not to say that your pain doesn’t count, because it does count, but allowing God’s power to bring healing starts by identifying the problem. We walk with pain and unforgiveness for years, just covering it with layers of anger and rejection. We develop bitterness that opens doors for a strongman to come in and bring more destruction.
Satan uses pain to isolate us and make us feel alone, rejected and depressed. But going through all of this never changed God’s plan for our lives, it actually made it more powerful. It is very sad that we give Satan all this power over our lives to rule and play us like a chest board. Always overpowering us with guilt and condemnation. But the word says in Romans 8:1: “There is therefore now no condemnation to those who are in Christ Jesus, who do not walk according to the flesh, but according to the Spirit.” (NKJV)
But how do we forgive, how do I let go?
The healing process start by identifying the source of the pain, and choosing to forgive – it’s not an easy process at all. It’s not a one-time choice and it doesn’t mean we automatically live in a state of forgiveness. We will always have people coming into our lives that we need to forgive. We must continue to forgive until the matter is settled in our hearts. Forgiving is very important to the Lord. By choosing to forgive you are letting yourself out of prison. God is the source of help to heal the wounds of the past. Satan uses unforgiveness because he knows that once you discover the truth of what God has placed inside of you, he will have to flee from you. James 4:7 says: “Submit yourselves, then, to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.”
Prayer: In the name of Jesus I rebuke any unclean spirits and spiritual strongholds that the devil is using to strip me from my divine calling in Jesus name. Amen.