Struggled with forgiveness? Me too.
When I was in America last year my fiancé said something so profound. It hit me like a tonne of bricks and I haven't been able to shake it from my mind since.
I was struggling with unforgiveness at the time towards someone that had hurt me. He sat down with me and said; “Well, if God can forgive you for wronging him, aren't we called to do the same to others?”
If that wasn’t a slap in the face from The Lord, I don't know what is. (They are the good kind of slaps though, the ones that help you grow to be more like Him)
These last few months have been really tough for me, for the first time in my life I wasn’t living in grace. I was living in a web; caught, trapped and shattered by the lies of the enemy. He had me stuck and I couldn’t seem to move.
That little slap last year led me to a few weeks ago, If we are called to live like Jesus and we are called to forgive others, doesn't the same apply to us as individuals? I wasn’t able to forgive myself for things I had done in my past and the enemy used that to his advantage.
If you are struggling with a similar issue, I want to tell you the enemy is a liar and he will do everything in his power to ruin you. It tells us specifically in John 10:10 The thief comes only to steal, kill and destroy. That is his very mission, to steal your joy, kill your dreams and destroy your destiny. Jesus says “I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full.”
Your God adores you, He wants you to live a life of abundance, of overflow, of strength, faith and trust in Him. You are made whole, you are cleansed, you are a new creation in Christ Jesus. He loves you, He loves you SO much. Don’t let the enemy hold you back from the wonder God has for you. You are not bound by your mistakes or your brokenness. Walk free in the incredible calling God has placed over you. You are free. Go and dance in the beauty of grace and embrace the journey of knowing your Saviour on a deeper, more intimate level.
Song for today: ‘brokenness aside’ by All sons and daughters