Sometimes things come against our minds that we can't figure out or don't understand! We try and try in our own effort sometimes to figure it out! What's wrong with me? Why am I feeling this way and thinking these thoughts? So we struggle, trying to figure it all out! Well, yes we do have feelings and emotions and sometimes people can hurt or offend us. Even well-meaning family members! Or it may be something from our past even though we have already asked the Lord to forgive us and we have even forgiven ourselves!
The Bible says, in II Corinthians 10:5, Casting down imaginations, and every high thing that exalteth itself against the knowledge of God, and bringing into captivity every thought to the obedience of Christ.
We are in spiritual warfare and the enemy has no new tricks. He comes against our minds, trying to keep us in fear, torment, unforgiveness, jealousy, strife, anger! Whatever he can do to keep us from doing what God has called us to do! WE are to walk in love! Yep, that's what the Bible says! 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.
As we choose to let it go! All wrath, all hate, all unforgiveness, all strife, all anger, all jealousy, all fear and anything else, that someone has said or done to us, we will receive His Peace! What the enemy tries to do, is steal our joy and come between us and God! But he can't do it because God is with us and will never leave or forsake us! His Love is for everlasting to everlasting! He is our Peace, He is our Strength, He is our Deliverer! He is God and no power or weapons formed against us shall prosper! The only way the enemy can get to us is if we choose to hang on to unforgiveness and strife and all the above!
You know what, let's choose to let it all go! Let's choose to walk in love! I don't know about you, but nothing is worth hanging on to that is going to stop my prayer life from going forth, and come between my relationship with my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ!!!!! And giving the enemy an opportunity to steal my joy, and my witness for the Lord!!!
I choose to forgive all who have offended me in word or deed. I choose to let go of anger, unforgiveness, bitterness, fear, jealousy, hate and submit to you in Jesus Name. I choose to walk in love. I also forgive myself and let go of my past and ask you to bring healing and restoration into my life. Heal my emotions and bring total deliverance into my life! I give it all to you and present myself to you to be used for your glory. I call forth your plans and purposes for my life. I bind the enemy from operating in my life and cancel every evil work, in Jesus Name! I thank you Lord, that I hear your voice and I will not follow the voice of a stranger! Thank you for a renewed hope in You! Today is a new day and I will follow you all the days of my life! In Jesus Name, I pray, Amen