Unforgiveness is another area that can cause obstacle to our prayer. No matter the offence that has been committed against you, if you want your prayer to be answered, the first thing you have to do is to forgive anyone that has offended you.
And forgive us our debts as we forgive our debtors – Matthew 6 : 12.
If we cannot forgive anyone that is owing us, God cannot forgive us and when there is no forgiveness, prayer will become an abomination. When you forgive, your mind will be at rest, it will be free from stress, you will begin to live a happy life.
One who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer is an abomination – Proverbs 28 : 9.
We always try to justify our unforgiveness with reasons. No matter what your reasons might be, forgiveness is a must if you want to get answers to your prayer.
Unforgiveness can cause obstacles to the blessings of God for many years. Unforgiveness might be on things very minimum which you may not take into consideration. Unforgiveness is unforgiveness the only short cut to it is forgiveness.
Some people will say, I forgive but I will never forget. Brethren, that is not forgiveness because forgiveness has to be total without condition. No bypass. When you are living a Holy life, forgiveness will be part of you even when you are right, you will always like to make peace.
Then Jesus said, Father forgive them, for they do not know what they do – Luke 23 : 34.
Jesus did not commit any sin against anyone, but still He begged God the Father to forgive those that persecuted Him.
Unforgiveness will make you to carry irrelevant load which will become too heavy for you to carry. The road we are walking through is a road that cannot allow you to carry any excess luggage.
Make forgiveness be part of your daily life and you experience God’s favor in your life which will now attract His blessings to you.
PRAYER: Father and everlasting King, how mighty is Your grace to forgive us. Help us Lord to have a forgiving spirit that can forgive anyone that has offended us in anyway in the name of Jesus Christ.