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We bless the Good Lord Jesus, who has once again given us this opportunity to share in His light and in His truth. How are you my beautiful people? I am truly grateful that I have yet another opportunity to interact with you. I feel like it has been ages since I last did it. On this day, I would like us to talk about the worst kind of cancer, which is unforgiveness. A cancer that has put so many blocks and barriers in our lives, a cancer that has stagnated the progress of our lives, a cancer that has robbed us of all the joy left in our lives.. A cancer that can heal like any other cancer. This is the cancer of unforgiveness.
When you feel a tinge of pain whenever you think about a certain person or an event, it is obvious that there is a little unforgiveness in your life. Some people actually, say that they are angry at God for some reasons in life. It could be a loss, a life situation or simply because situations are not working out in life. I have known for the longest time that to err is human and to forgive is divine..But here is what I learned about forgiveness 2 days ago that we probably take lightly or have no idea on it at all.
Luke 11:15-32- Here is a story of the Father who had two sons. And one Son asked for a share of all His inheritance and went and squandered it all. We all know how the story goes. How about that part of the pigs? This second son wished He would dine with the pigs, but He had a conviction…A conviction that showed Him how much He was missing out from His Father’s house, while He was there desiring pigs’  food. And His words were, ‘I will get up and go to my Father, tell Him that against Him, and against heaven, I have sinned’
When the Son goes home, we see nothing but the forgiving nature of our God, through His father. His Father who sees Him from a far off distance, in tattered clothes and looking all malnourished. (Please note that sin puts us in this state). One thing strikes me on the return of the prodigal son to his Father. See the image below.
When the Son had nothing to bring home but his shame and guilt, even his half nakedness, the Father had all the love to give. He saw Him from a distance. He ran towards Him. He hugged and kissed Him. I would want to believe that through the Father’s love and forgiving nature, the son was set free. Set free from a desire of a material things, and desired to have the riches in His father’s house instead. (Mathew 6:33)
Many times we tend to wonder why there are so many things going on in our lives. Some are our own making but almost 97% of the problems we face or even the blocks we have in our lives are out of the unforgiveness we choose to keep in our heart. The word of God clearly states that if we want to be healed of all our infirmities, spiritual, physical or emotional, if we want to be set free from bondage and enjoy the freedom of God, we need to forgive.
Proverbs 25:21-22– We are called to repay evil with good. For in so doing, whatever it is that has been done wrong to us will be vindicated by the Lord Himself.
2 Samuel 16:5-12 and 2 Samuel 19:18-24– We see a man Shimei who insulting David in all ways possible to have him get his attention. He even calls him a dog, if we are keen to read the entire scripture. We later see that with all the curses Shimei uttered towards David, David lets the Lord Himself vindicate him. Fight for Him and in the end, Shimei comes to ask for forgiveness from David Himself who he insulted.
When we forgive, we are not only able to hear clearly from God. We are able to see Him in all His glory. Recently, I hit a very rough patch and my heart was in distress. However, I chose not to dwell so much on the pain. Instead, I chose to ask God.. ‘Lord, what do you want me to learn, from this phase of pain you are taking me through?‘ On days I chose to focus on the hurt and the pain, I could not hear anything that the Lord was telling me. But I could hear everything that everyone else was telling me!
The truth is, I surrendered. And I forgave even when everyone else would have me sit on that hurt and pain. When everyone else would have me remember all that was done to me, so that I could use it anytime against my offender
.But I chose to love, sacrificially and not to focus on the pain. It was at that moment that the Lord spoke to me personally, like He did to the woman of Samaria and made a way and asked me to follow it.
Stoning_of_Saint_Stephen.pngActs 7:54 onwards, shows us an incident of Stephen….Look at all that happened to him.. All He did was to stand up for the Lord, speak of His goodness and His greatness but the reception He got was the exact opposite of what He had hoped for. Regardless, He still stood up for the Lord to his very last breath. Imagine a man like Him, so full of the Holy Spirit, asking Jesus whom He saw in glory, seated at the right hand of the Father, to hold the sin against them. What would happen is that Stephen would lose eternal life, just as His stoners would. Because we cannot acquire heaven with unforgiveness in our hearts. But He used the exact words of Jesus, ‘Father, do not hold this sin against them.’ When we choose to forgive, Jesus gives us a heart just like His. 🙂 How beautiful!
There are many things that happen that are caused by unforgiveness.
  • Our life is filled with wrong convictions and ideas. This is because we are usually thinking carnally.
  • We cover up for so many unrepented sin, each time we go to ask the Lord for forgiveness. We conceal some sins all the time.
  • We always have unforgiven moments or events of our past life that we do not want to let go of.
  • We suffer unhealed inner wounds.
As a result, our life is full of blocks!
Today, make a decision. You have probably been praying over something and for the longest time seen no result, You are not even near the answer to your prayer. Pray this scripture:
Psalm 139:23-24- Search me O God, and know my heart! Try me and know my thoughts! And see if there is any wicked way in me, and lead me in the way everlasting!
As you pray this, the Lord will be merciful enough to reveal to you if there are any people you still need to forgive. When you do, you set yourself and them free and begin your journey to everlasting life.
Forgiveness comes with great healing and deliverance. Pray to Jesus to give you the Holy Spirit to help you forgive and live freely!
Be blessed and thank you very much for journeying with me through today’s blog....courtesy of Lulu and David..! You can leave a comment anyway

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