Let Go of The Baggage!
“Forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye”
Some people get hurt easily. As for me, I’ve asked myself what someone can possibly do to hurt me and I can’t think of anything. I grew through the Word and the Holy Spirit to become that way. Now it’s just not possible to hurt me.
Let me tell you how and why. I found out that as long as I’m in pursuit of God’s pursuits and the fulfillment of His own dreams and not mine, then it didn’t matter what anybody did to me. I abandoned myself to Him a long time ago, that’s why it’s not possible to hurt me anymore. Or how do you hurt one who’s dead? Like Paul, I’ve been“crucified with Christ: nevertheless I live; yet not I, but Christ liveth in me: and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by the faith of the Son of God, who loved me, and gave himself for me”(Galatians 2:20).
If you can still be hurt by what someone said or did to you, you’ve not grown enough. You’re still too full of yourself and haven’t known Jesus enough. When you leave yourself behind and become more like Him, you’ll be amazed at the greater life you’ll live. Then, you’ll live above all the wrong things others said or did against you. This means that even though you remember, you wouldn’t count it against them. Instead, you’ll remain friendly and courteous toward them.
Some might think you’re naïve when you act like this, but you’re not doing it for anyone but yourself. That’s because you can’t move with the Holy Spirit while you’re carrying all that baggage of the hurtful things people said or did to you. You’ve got to let them go so you can flow in the anointing of God’s Spirit and move with Him. This takes you away from the class of the uninspiring, and puts you in the league of those who move with the Spirit and do great exploits by His power.
I thank you for teaching me your Word today and showing me how to live above offense and bitterness. I will not hold anything against anyone who may wrong me, but I’ll be quick to forgive just as Christ forgave me. And I will walk in love toward all men and move in the power of your Spirit every day,
in Jesus Name, Amen.
Hebrews 12:1-3, Hebrews 12:14