TOPIC: WHY YOU MUST FORGIVE YOURSELF
Scripture: Daniel 9: 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
Beloved, in continuation of our topic on how to walk in love; we did established that you can’t walk in love if you don’t practice forgiveness!
To walk in love means you have decided to practice forgiveness in advance because we are in a world of human being where you are bound to be offended. We also look at forgiveness of oneself yesterday. Today, we shall be considering the reason why you must forgive yourself.
Why you must forgive yourself?
1. To experience God’s love: Without forgiving yourself you can not experience God’s love and forgiveness!
Many children of God are not experiencing God’s love because they have refuse to forgive themselves even when God had forgive them! Some have asked me “pastor if God loves me, why I’m I like this?” They doubt the genuineness of God’s love to them!
Beloved, God loves you greatly,
John 3: 16. For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
It was God’s love that made Him sent Jesus to died on the cross for sinful humanity. And now in Christ Jesus we have forgiveness:
Colossians 1: 14. In whom we have redemption through his blood, even the forgiveness of sins:
Beloved, if you have not experience God’s love, please forgive yourself so that you can experience God’s love because God had already forgiven you.
Colossians 2: 13. And you, being dead in your sins and the uncircumcision of your flesh, hath he quickened together with him, having forgiven you all trespasses;
You may say pastor you don’t understand what I’m passing through! Yes I may not but God does! So, forgive yourself of your past mistakes please.
Stop punishing yourself when God is not punishing you. I don’t know your reason of refusing to forgive yourself, it may probably be a case of disobedience! It could be a case where you broke your vow with God. It could be you were put in the family way and abandoned?
It could be refusal to sow seeds, it could be becoming a rape victims, HIV or other venereal diseases etc! And you have continuously live in regret! Enough of regret! Talk to your self today ‘I will rather accept what God says about me’. Whatever be the sins that the devil is using presently to torment your life, it is time to rise up and forgive yourself
2. To enjoy answers to prayers; If we fail to forgive ourselves, it destroy our confidence which is a pillar of faith. If confidence is lost, faith will also be lost so ensure you don’t lost your confidence by forgiving yourself. The Bible said:
1 John 3: 21. Beloved, if our heart condemn us not, then have we confidence toward God.
Our heart is the seat of faith, so when you lose confidence there, you can never get answers to prayers! Check your hearts, if it does not condemn you, then why are you condemning yourself?
1 John 5: 14. And this is the confidence that we have in him, that, if we ask any thing according to his will, he heareth us: 15. And if we know that he hear us, whatsoever we ask, we know that we have the petitions that we desired of him.
So many of us don’t have confidence in our prayers because we don’t have confidence that God has forgiven us our sins. Forgive yourself as you recieve forgiveness from God and you will receive answers to your prayers
3. It ensure we’re no longer a rebel (Dan.9:9): Do you know that refusal to forgive oneself makes one a rebel? Our anchor scripture has this to say:
Daniel 9: 9. To the Lord our God belong mercies and forgivenesses, though we have rebelled against him;
Our God is the custodian of forgiveness! Show to Him you are no longer a rebel by accepting to walk in love (Eph 5:2) by forgiving yourself today.
Remember this : Heaven is real and hell is real! The decision of where to spend eternity is up to you. Make the right choice by giving your heart to Jesus today.
– Father thank you for your word to me today.
– Father I received grace to forgive myself again and again in Jesus name.
– I prophesy it is a dawn of our new day!
– Recieve grace to forgive yourself over your past mistakes and move on with your life in the name of Jesus.
From your brother Alex
God bless you.