"If you forgive others for their "transgressions, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others, then your Father will not forgive your transgressions."
There Is no will but God's may sound a bit unnerving. After all, God did plant our own will in each and every one of us. We do have the means to act upon our own life in ways we see fitting. But, there are clear roads to follow in the Bible. When we deviate from those roads, life can get a bit bumpy, challenging, and uncomfortable.
Do you realize that sometimes your own act of will can prevent God's blessing from pouring into your life? That stubborn act of will can stop the flow of God's favor. Acts such as unforgiveness of others can keep your prayers from being answered. It can keep your dreams from coming to pass. You must move past your inflexible mindset and begin to realize that true happiness only stems from God's will. You need to get the bitterness out of your life to be truly free. You will be amazed at the new heights your life can take once you release all that poison.
A few years ago a woman was buffeted with an unusual eye condition that doctors could not explain or treat. Unable to look to the left or right; wearing dark glasses indoors; forced to keep blinds closed even on overcast days. Reading was almost impossible because of how the condition affected eye function. What’s worse she was set to take a two-day medical board exam with hundreds of questions which required pouring through volumes to prepare. It wasn’t just textbooks, she couldn’t read any text without having to stop after just a few lines.
She was in the middle of applying for a residency job that had already been delayed for a lengthy amount of time and everything was at a standstill because of an anomalous eye disorder. Doctors seemed to think it might have been related to an autoimmune illness called Hashimoto’s Disease, but after extensive testing still could not give a definitive diagnosis. At a loss on what to do, only the Lord could help her with this problem.
After a spark began to ignite in her heart, she picked up the Bible and was immediately able to read without stopping. She was also able to get back to studying and eventually completed the exam. During this time she prayed for all blackness in her heart to dissipate. The Lord began with her job situation. She had faith this would happen because Jesus never forsakes us. There is power in His Word and He hears our prayers.
Today you may be at a crossroad. You may have issues to deal with and people to forgive. Take a moment and get it totally out in the open and ask God to help you forgive all your transgressions in life.
This Week's Meditation:
The light will come.
Meditate on this for several minutes a day. Allow various thoughts to come into your mind. If you are especially upset state:
I am at peace.
Nothing can disturb me. My will is God's.
My will and god's are one.
God wills peace for me.
Remind yourself of healing each moment. God has you in his arms always.