Since we have so many opportunities to be offended every day, and we have to forgive often to make sure we are not in a state of torment, it’s imperative that we get good at forgiveness. Not only do we need to forgive, but we need to forgive quickly. We need to refuse to give the enemy any room to shut down the anointing on our lives and steal our peace and joy. Amen?
That being said, I’d like to point out that I often see God as presenting concepts to me with three elements on which to focus. Forgiveness is another one of those concepts that I view as analogous to a three-legged stool. The three legs that keep the stool stable and balanced are three quality decisions we must make based on truths in the Word of God:
- We trust God to pay back the perpetrator for the wrong done to us in His way and in His time. God said in Romans 12:19, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay.” He also says in Isaiah 61:8, “For, I the Lord, love justice.” Exodus 34:7 says, “He will not leave the guilty unpunished.” Therefore, you can trust God to repay the wrong that was done to you. You have His Word on it.
- We trust God to pay us back double for what we have lost. Isaiah 61:7 says, “For your shame ye shall have double; and for confusion they shall rejoice in their portion: therefore in their land they shall possess the double: everlasting joy shall be unto them.” God is saying that I will pay you back more than what you lost if you will trust Me.
- We take the prescribed actions that have been commanded in the Word toward our enemies. Jesus said in Matthew 5:44, “But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you. When you take these actions toward your enemies, THAT is the true sign of forgiveness.
In summary, when you make these decisions and act accordingly, the power to heal flows from God. Your soul flourishes and prospers. It’s not about feelings. The bad feelings you may be experiencing are the by-product of an unhealed soul wound. Making the right DECISIONS to believe and take corresponding actions is when the healing will break forth. As a result, anger and bitterness will subside.
Forgiveness is the antibiotic that will cleanse that soul wound and allow it to heal. Therefore, forgiveness is not simply the absence of emotions, It’s the presence of faith in God. Trusting Him at his word and executing specific behaviors that can be clearly observed. So if you are harboring any unforgiveness in your heart, why not give yourself the gift of forgiveness? Decide to let the healing begin today! When you decide and act in the manner God requires, your three-legged stool of forgiveness will remain stable and so will your life.
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