“Leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift” Matthew 5:24, NIV.
Relationships matter to God, so much so that He tells us in Matthew 5:24 that He is willing to put a hold on the sacrifice that you are offering Him so you can first reconcile with whoever you are in discord with. Why? Because we cannot go into the presence of God while holding on to a grudge, bitterness and unforgiveness. All of this contaminates our relationship with the Lord and blocks our blessings. And, according to Mark 11:25, it can also hinder our prayers: “And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins” (NIV).
Forgiveness doesn’t excuse or deny that something occurred; forgiveness simply means that you choose to cancel someone else’s debt, much like Jesus cancelled our debts when He shed His blood on the cross for us. He didn’t ask questions, He just forgave. Holding on to bitterness and unforgiveness is much like drinking poison and hoping it contaminates the other person—it doesn’t work that way. It affects you, not them.
Jesus spent a great deal of time talking about the importance of forgiving others. He made it clear that forgiveness is to be a characteristic of His followers and something we should do on a daily basis. How many times shall I forgive you may ask? Until seventy times seven—that is, so long as it is needed (see Matthew 18:22).
It is always in our own best interest to forgive, because we are the ones God is trying to protect, and we are the ones who receive the most benefit. So make a decision this New Year that you will leave the baggage behind. Just let it go. Decide that you will not allow the poison of unforgiveness or bitterness to complicate or compromise your daily walk with God.
Prayer: Dear heavenly Father, I refuse to allow anything to hinder my walk with You; therefore, today I come before Your presence, Lord, asking that You help me to forgive others just as You forgive me my daily shortcomings. Thank You Jesus because through You I can do all things. Amen!
18 thoughts on “Let It Go”
Oh my God!! DOTK.miss DELILAH needed this on forgiveness, the way you broke the word down so that i could understand gave me new meaning and revelation. Thank you for allowing the Holyspirit in leading you and guiding in all truth. AMEN.💃
Amen forgiveness is the 🔑 The block your Blessings we have to forgive everyone And everything I love everybody
Sometimes it’s hard to forgive someone but I always find in my heart to forgive.I forgave my brother even though he never said that he was sorry for ..hurting me like I wasn’t his sister.But you know I forgive him and I move on and I love him and he is in my prayer when I talk to God. I will always love him and i forgave his wife too because I love the Lord .
I am do glad yo have seen this words today
I k ow it was. I know it was not by but by God’s hsnd, he wanted to tell me something and me and stubbornness was like well I am do this and that. But, it wasn’t what my PRECIOUS JESUS wanted me to do
Praise God from whom all whom all BLESSINGS glow, PRAISE GOD FOR HE IS WORTHY. I THANK YOU. I LOVE YOU. Thank You. My God, I PRAISE YOUR HOLY NAME . HOLY SPIRIT I THANK YOU FOR GUIDING ME. THANK YOU. MY WONDERFUL COUNSELOR
Thank you Father,your forgiveness of me and your Holy Spirit leading me into all truth has helped and taught me to forgive others even when I didn’t want to you gently urged me on.How can we deny such love,or even keep it from others.Thank you for not giving up on me!!! I love you.
Not forgivening another hold up you own blessing. To forgive you have to tust God in helping you do just that. It is a process so let it go . I know it is easy to say but you have to do it. Ask God to help you do it. Do not let on one steal you blessing. They are not worthy of it. So my sis let it go amen😆😆😆
This was a wonderful post!
Thank you God for forgiving me of all that I’ve done and i forgive others who have wronged me. Thank you God for giving me the will and strength to forgive others, In Jesus Name Amen 🕇🕇🕇
Thank You, Lord, & DOTK, for this timely reminder that unforgiveness, bitterness, grudges & resentment only hurt us, not the offender; & most importantly, hinders our relationship with God & our spiritual growth & our witnessing. His word clearly says He won’t forgive us if we don’t FIRST forgive others & He won’t even listen to our prayers.
I don’t know about you, but, I don’t want ANYTHING standing in the way of God forgiving me; & I certainly want & expect Him to hear & answer my prayers. NOW is a great time to forgive, give it to God (WHATEVER & WHOEVER it is) & let it ALL go & start the New Year with pure 💕 hearts, clean hands, sincere motives & clear consciences; which will put you in right standing with God!!😇🙏🏾✝️
Like the releasing of balloons 🎈🎈🎈,
GIVE IT ALL TO GOD &
LET IT ALL GO!!!!
God bless all 💚❤️️🙏🏾🙏🏾👏🏽
I am very inspired by your post, I do struggle with unforgiving, so you help me a lot to let go of the bitterness, it inspired me to get with other believers in the work place & we pray one for another, thank you, sincerely Mary J
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An awesome correct message I needed right now as I was mediating on the same .Thano you. And God bless you Hallelujah God bless you Glory to God Happy New year
Amen Thank you Father God
Pleae pray for me spirtually attacked. itssss tooo much just want to die
Jesus is Lord and God rose Him Romans 10
Thank you my dear sweet beautiful sisters.. Jesus is Lord..
THANK YOU LORD&DOTK WHAT A WORD TO START OF THE NEW YEAR..THATS WHAT I NEED TO FOCUS ON&START THE NEW YEAR OF RIGHT AMEN
Wailani&BOY this is FRM your DAD…..
I am not receiving my daily devotionals any more. What is wrong.