November 26, 2019
There are many problems in our lives due to the inner wounds we bring from the past. So that at this time we become people who are easily offended, disappointed and live in negative emotions. Small things are not normally supposed to be a problem, for us it becomes a big deal. We feel disgraced, disrespected, etc. Our reaction becomes very excessive. All of that is caused by the “gaping wounds” that are still there in ourselves.
The illustration is like this: let say there are wounds in our body. When we walk into a crowded place and throng each other, for us it has become a problem because there are many people ‘accidentally’ touch our wound. But for some people without wounds, thronging in a crowd is not a problem. How many times they collide with, won’t make them mad because there are no wounds.
The same thing with inner wounds. It’s impossible we can avoid the interaction with other people in everyday life. Or avoiding events that occur. If our wounds are still present, then many problems and turmoil of negative emotions will arise. It’s not caused by the external factor but the internal one (there are wounds). So ther is no other alternative, we have to be healed from all wounds and traumas that are still carried over from the past. The only way is through the touch of love and the reality of His presence. But it must not stop there, we must follow up with His touch with renewal of the mind.
1. Father has forgiven and forgotten our sins
Our part as an individual who has received that grace is to channel or release the forgiveness and forget everyone’s mistakes and bad events that we have experienced. The meaning of forgetting is to refuse to recall and fill our minds with the truth of God’s Word until we can see our identity in Christ and our spirits be blaze because we also see our bright future in Christ. Our lives are no longer focused on the past, but on the identity and future in Christ. We consider our past as RUBBISH, while we consider life in Christ as a very valuable treasure.
2. Remember this word (Matt 18:15-35, 5:43-48. 5:23-24) and use this word to destroy the concept of the world mind which says: it’s normal to hate and to be hurt if you experience negative treatments and bad events
Speak over and over again the Word until our spirits be blaze. Don’t be passive! Remember, it’s not normal for someone lives in inner conflicts. And there is no reason not to forgive and to forget. We can do it! If we want, the Holy Spirit will help! And make us as the Father’s representative ob this earth! Also, use the word below to strenghten our true identity in Christ!
Romans 6:11 (NKJV) Likewise you also, reckon yourselves to be dead indeed to sin, but alive to God in Christ Jesus our Lord.
2 Corinthians 5:17 (NKJV) Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; old things have passed away; behold, all things have become new.
Galatians 2:20 (NKJV) I have been crucified with Christ; it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself for me.
Know this, the act of not forgiving and continuing to live in inner conflicts is SIN! That is not a normal feeling or attitude. Our old man (full of inner conflicts, hurt, revenge and disappointment) is dead! It has passed away! Now we are new creation. We are only filled by the truth, peace, joy, faith, hope and love. That’s us!! Our part is to manifest it all in our daily lives (Revelation 21). #ILoveGod
Ps. Steven Agustinus