Our journey of forgiveness takes us to one of the most important steps we can take to being free, to live the quality of life God has called us to live. You can go any part of the world where there is freedom and liberty for all; people are free to move around and conduct their daily affairs as they see fit. That amounts to physical freedom; many of these same persons, while free on the outside; are also bound by chains of self-condemnation and unforgiveness. I am here to let you know, personal freedom belongs to you. I pray that my words today will help in setting you free, from those chains that need to be broken.
EVEN WHEN YOU ARE INNOCENT
Most of us know the story of Joseph in the bible, (Genesis 37-50) He was despised and rejected by his brothers because of jealousy in their hearts towards him. There will be times in your life when people don’t like you, simply because you are you; the grace of God is upon your life and they can’t stand it. Back to Joseph, to make matters worst Joseph had dreams of his parents and his brothers bowing down to him. Some will say he should have kept his mouth shut but that’s another lesson. This added fuel to the fire of hatred and jealousy in his brother’s held for him. One day his father made him a beautiful coat of many colors, that was the last straw for his brothers. That was the day they plotted to kill him. One of his brothers felt sympathetic and was able to convince his brothers to sell him rather than kill him. Joseph had done no wrong, yet there he was being carried off to a strange land to be sold as a slave.
NEVER LOSE SIGHT OF WHO YOU ARE
God’s hand was upon Joseph and I am telling you, God’s hands are upon you today. Joseph finds himself working in the king’s house, the king loved him and trusted him, but the enemy of his soul would did not give up, The King’s wife desired Joseph, (read the story) he refused her; only to find himself in prison for many years. God was still in control. Joseph while in prison kept the dreams he had as a boy in his heart. He had a vision for his life and he believed it will come to pass. I believe this is what gave him the strength to face each day. You must have a vision/direction for your life. That’s a personal matter, you have to decide where am I going in this life, where will I be five, ten, fifteen years from now. What type of Mother, Father, Employer, Employees will I be, what faith am I holding on to? These are questions you must sit and quietly answer.
VISION GIVE YOU DIRECTION
A vision is a picture, we conceptualize in pictures, your vision is that picture you have in your heart, your mind, of who you are as a person, the quality of life you desire to live. It’s important to have it as clear as possible. Clarity of vision becomes your personal road map for living. It will govern your decisions and keep you on track. It will become that inner voice that tells you what is for you and what is not. Joseph possessed a clear vision of himself. Be held on to his vision regardless of the odds against him. No one has to believe it but you; sorry to say, but there are people who do their best to knock your vision out of you. Please stay far from them, always be careful who you tell your vision to.
FORGIVENESS – BENEFITS EVERYONE
The years rolled by, Joseph came out of prison and was elevated to the highest position in the land, in charge of all the country’s possession. In short Joseph’s brothers eventually had to come to him to get food for their family. Joseph on the realization that here was his brothers; was not angry or vengeful, instead, he possessed an open and forgiving heart. Over the years he had already come to forgive both his brothers and himself. He was now filled with love for them and was joyful to see them. As a result, Joseph’s entire family came to live in Egypt and the nation of Israel grew into thousands. My friend God has a plan for your life, some terrible things may have happened on your journey, but like Joseph, if you are able to forgive and let it go; God will turn it around. Not only for your benefit but for the benefit of others, your family, and those who surround you.
I have a vision of you, there is a smile on your face and a pep in your step. Your confidence level has risen and you feel like you can conqueror the world. That’s what forgiveness does for you; it’s like being able to put down a ton of bricks you have been carrying all alone on your back. I am so happy for you. If you have not been able to reach that point, because I know there will be some of you who have not. Listen to me I want you to continue pressing in, do not give up. Daily pray asking God to help you let go and forgive both yourself and others. Keep working on your list and work on forgiving each person one by one. Allow the painful memory to surface, cry if you have to, speak to them it just may help. Never give up on your journey to forgiveness and FREEDOM it belongs to you. Feel free to share your ideas, experience, and comments with me in the box below. I look forward to hearing from you.
Love & Blessings
Suzanna Founder Break Every Chain
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