Love is the key to success.
It’s true. But, we don’t generally equate love with success in the natural world.
That’s why God’s Kingdom and how He runs it is counter to the culture that we live in.
Sometimes when we walk with God and we have an expectation that He is up to something good in our lives, we experience opposition, and there are times when you may think that God is responsible.
I would dare to say that not learning how to cultivate our love walk is the source of many of our woes.
How to Let Go of Offense
Accept God’s love that He has extended to you. Ask Him to help you to love Him with all of your mind, soul and strength. And, yes He will even strengthen you to love others who have hurt you. “Vengeance is mine saith the Lord, I will repay”.
So, how do we get there from here? Watch this video from Sister Millie’s Youtube Channel: Kingdom God Matters for more insight about the process of letting go of offense.
“This is something that God has to do”. He can and He will heal your heart to help you let go of offenses, strife, pride.
My most prominent revelation of walking in love when I really wanted to be offended (and I was), was when my husband expressed himself in a way that made me say “really?”. All kinds of emotions would go off in me, and I really did want to be free of them, but I did not know how.
I was offended. I mean, big time. This was really something for me to get over in my spirit. But I did.
When the revelation of “the love factor” manifested within me, I experienced a freedom that is glorious.
These days, I just look at him and smile. Why did I not get this revelation before?
So you know what happens when you stop feeding the demon and submit yourself to God? That’s right. He will leave you alone!
I was willing and obedient. God met me in the way and delivered me as I daily confessed that I honor and respect my husband, and he loves me. Thank You Jesus!
I am still a work in progress, but I recognized that this was an issue in my life that if I did not correct it it would hinder me from going forward.
And I have to add this: The way of Feminism is not going to get you there. You are playing on the Devil’s territory in that space, and even if you do win the earthly prize, it will not profit you in the end.
I also realize that sexism (all of these “isms” stem from the kingdom of darkness) is real, but…
Love is the key to success.
In Psalms 13, David laments about how sorrowful he feels because God has forsaken him. He goes on to say that the Lord is allowing his enemies to triumph over him. In the first four verses, he is in a woe is me state of being.
However, listen to what he quickly concludes in the last two verses:
Letting go of offense is not easy. It takes spiritual maturity to begin unpacking why you feel the way that you do and what to do about it. And this is exactly why you have to begin that journey of taking your focus off of the offense, and using it as an opportunity for spiritual growth.
The Bible says to agree with your adversary quickly. Do not resist. But ask God to help you to use wisdom when you feel offense rising up in you.
When we factor love into the equation of our lives in every aspect of our lives, asking the Lord for His help every step of the way, we will begin to move forward from the bondage of the “isms” to the freedom of Faith, Hope and Love.
Grace and Peace,