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How to Forgive Yourself A Summer Series, Day 6

10 Reasons you should forgive yourself.

Reason 3

You will receive inner peace and freedom from guilt.

Stop listening to the enemy. There is nothing to compare with the peace and freedom that comes from total forgiveness. 2 Corinthians 3:17, “Where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.” There is complete peace and freedom waiting for you when you forgive yourself. You will feel like a bird released from its cage that has been set free. You will wonder how you allowed the enemy to keep you in bondage so long.

I can’t stop thinking about how Peter felt after his betrayal of Christ, how Jesus forgave him. Jesus totally let Peter off the hook. When that moment happened, it released Peter to continue growing in the Lord and he was completely sold out for Christ. It set him free on the level to where just 50 days after the Resurrection of Jesus Christ, he was in the Upper Room along with 150 others and they were all praying and seeking the Lord. They were all filled with the Holy Ghost, speaking with other tongues. And then it happened… Peter felt a boldness come upon him and he PREACHED the gospel of Jesus Christ and over 3,000 souls were saved that day!!! If he had continued to allow Satan to keep shame, guilt and regret on him, then he would not have felt the freedom Christ gave him. Peter would have never had the courage to boldly proclaim the gospel of Christ like he did and the church would not have been birthed that day if he had stayed in the mentality, “I don’t deserve to be forgiven. I’m just going to sit here in my pity party instead.”

Come on Saints! There is too much work to be done for the Kingdom of God. Embrace the forgiveness Christ gives so freely to every single person and live boldly like Peter!

Susan Bolinger - Bloom Ladies Ministry

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