Have you been hurt? Are you holding unforgiveness in your heart? If you are this can lead to bitterness. Here are a couple of clues. If when you think about a person, you immediately groan, , or shake your head these gestures may be a sign of holding unforgiveness. I have had this happen to me. When you don’t forgive, I have found there is usually a progression of hurt, anger which then leads to bitterness. All of these are blockers to your purpose. The best way to address these issues is to first admit it, then ask God to remove the hurt. You will know when the hurt is gone when you are face to face with the person or when you can honestly and wholeheartedly rejoice with their success and pray for them.
Check out these Scriptures for reference:
Hebrews 12:15 Looking diligently lest any man fail of the grace of God; lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you, and thereby many be defiled. KJV
Ephesians 4:31 Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: KJV
Do a heart check, look deeply at whats in your heart and then make the adjustment. I am not saying anything that I have not done for myself. You will be amazed when the hurt is no longer in your heart anymore.
Speak Life Now is the area over your life!!
Have you wondered why all the things around you are in chaos? I did and in the year 2012 the Lord said to me, I am going to established you in speaking life. My life was in chaos I was divorced twice, not happy, depressed and living pay check to pay check. I started researching and studying the power of my words. I studied for months and one day all my studying was to be tested.
January 2013, I suffered severe back pains that led me to the ER. In that ER tests were done, the doctor sat across from me and gave me the diagnosis of CANCER. I heard the voice of the Lord again and tell me don’t receive that report. Stand on your confession of faith and declare your healing.
Even though the diagnosis tried to cause fear. I did not receive it in my spirit. I am not going against medicine, I am just sharing my story. I was admitted in the hospital and the next day a lung specialist came in the room. He said he wanted to show me my lungs. He said, “a picture is worth a thousand words”. Isn’t it ironic that he wanted to show me a picture that would come against my words. The doctor was not aware of my exam but I knew this was supposed to get me to back down off of my faith confession. I did not work, I was more convinced that I was healed by the stripes of of my Lord Jesus the Christ.
Five days of hearing doctors and nurses repeated the diagnosis and the constant opposition to make me doubt the confession of my healing finally the biopsy was completed and the result was NO CANCER. I remember the doctor woke me up to tell me; I yelled out Hallelujah and went back to sleep. I had to learn first how to speak life over myself in the very face of opposition no matter what. I passed that test/exam.
I have learned more and more even today the power of words. Proverbs 18:21, “Death and Life is in the Power of the tongue.” I now know the chaos that I was experiencing was due to the world I created with my own tongue. I was experiencing self-inflicted word wounds that was causing death in my life. My words have changed and so has my life. The key to speaking life is knowing the timing. The timing is “NOW:! It is up to you to “Speak Life Now”!!
Your children is YOUR seed, my question to you, Who is watering your seed? Let me share a brief analogy and testimony. I grew up in a rural area in Virginia. My Daddy had a very big garden with a mixture of greens, corn, potatoes, tomatoes, green peppers, cabbage, peas, etc… He had the seeds planted in a row, each row was labeled. He had a specific time and day to water the different vegetables to yield the maximum harvest of what was pictured on the label. I remember my brother and I following specific instructions and if we decided to do something different my dad would ensure that we get back on track. He assigned each of us to water the seed but with specific guidelines. He knew who was watering his seed. You see the harvest would be our food for the winter months.
It was about four years ago, the Holy Spirit spoke to me about my son. At that time we were not communicating that well and i was directed to make declarations concerning my son. He told me to water my seed. In order for my seed to reach it’s full potential I had a part to play in it. I decided to speak life over him and every area of his life. We are now closer than ever and communicates with each other every day. I want to encourage you to speak life over you children and grandchildren daily. Remember, even if the seem to be going through a drought, this is the perfect time to pour on more water and more frequently.
Who is watering your seed, is it you?