God Wants You To Clear It Out
There lived a girl in a small town. She always felt troubled with one of her school teacher. For every little thing she would complain to her mother and the mother would go and bash that teacher. Ten years later, after she gave her life to Jesus, one day the Holy Spirit reminded her of all the things she did in her schooling and the hurt she gave to that teacher. She immediately repented and asked the Lord for forgiveness. She felt in her spirit that she needed to do something more. One day she met her teacher and humbly asked him for forgiveness for all the hurt she gave him. The teacher was shocked to see the transformation in this girl. She also testified to him that the reason for this transformation in her is Jesus Christ. Both of them together praised God for His marvelous deeds. The Lord, who saw her obedient heart, has blessed her very abundantly later.
Many times we hurt people with our words or our behavior knowingly or unknowingly. We apologize sometimes and sometimes we ignore it thinking it’s not a big issue. What is of least concern in our view might be a bigger thing to others.
The Word of God says in Matthew 5:23-24, “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.”
It is often easy for us to ask for forgiveness from the Lord but we struggle to take one more step and to apologize to the person whom we had hurt. It requires humbleness to reach that person and ask for forgiveness. God says to get reconcile with the person and then come and offer your gift the Lord. God wants you to clear it out so that He could bless you more.
Who is that person coming to your mind while reading this? If the Holy Spirit is convicting you to apologize to that person, show obedience and do it today. The Lord shall surely bless your step of obedience. Jesus replied, “But even more blessed are all who hear the word of God and put it into practice.” Luke 11:28
— Shabna Nikhil