August 26th – Let ’em Go

He who harbors hatred, produces the same. Do not hold the offense. In vengeance there is no true recompense; damage within grows deeper with the retaliation. Release the offense as even I have for My children. Grace is the heart of those who refuse to harbor offense. My Spirit within the believer rejects what is not of God. To take offense is to join he who has fallen. Hatred fuels, and the mind rests not. Do not fall prey to he who hunts with the bait of wronged pride, for his quarry is the hardened heart, that of you who would otherwise love, and now wish for darker motion. Forgive those who trespass, those who trample on what is not theirs. It is My place for vengeance, but yours to forgive. He who holds the sin of others, holds also to his own. Release the bitter drink, that your face would not grow in pain, and that your heart would be free to again obey. Love as I have loved; forgive as I have forgiven you. Wince no more in what has passed, and release the wrongs that they will no longer poison. There is grieving in the heart of the Father, for His children continue eating what poisons.

Matthew 6:14-15 (ESV) –  For if you forgive others their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you, but if you do not forgive others their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.

Bottom Line: In the workplace there are people who look out for only themselves. Many times their actions and attitudes can create in us something very unholy. We may find ourselves wishing the worst for them, secretly hoping that “they get theirs”, and in the worst of cases, planning it. This mindset of hatred and bitterness is one that can fester and build over the years as more and more people make your “list”.  The Word of God is clear – we are not to harbor hate, but we are to love our enemies, and forgive their misdeeds. It’s hard work, but it is what Jesus did for us. Whom is it that you need to forgive? Don’t wait.

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