As Believers, we must continue to develop in God’s unconditional love. However, when we harbor negative emotions, we halt our growth process. As a result, we will limit the plan of God for
our lives and remain contained in Satan’s plan for us. When we grow in
unconditional love toward God and others, we will fulfill God’s plans
and purposes for our lives.

  1. In these last days, people will be lovers of themselves only (without love for God or others) (2 Timothy 3:1-5, AMP).
    1. They will also have a form of godliness but deny its power.
      1. The Bible says stay away from these people.
    2. Some Christians believe they can conform to the world in subtle ways. Here are two of those ways:
      1. Reveling (wild partying, mingling in bars and clubs for pleasure).
      2. Dishonoring marriage vows (in marriage, our objective should always be to love our spouses without conditions).
  2. Why do some Believers refuse to change?
    1. Negative emotions stop us from achieving the ultimate potential of God’s grace and calling on our lives.
      1. In fact, the enemy keeps a file of every hurt, pain, disappointment, and condition we experience.
      2. Those experiences cloud our judgment and thinking and keep us trapped in the negativity of our past.
      3. When we dwell on negative experiences and emotions, Satan can keep us contained.
    2. In order to develop in unconditional love, we must make a decision to love without conditions despite how we feel.
      1. Development is the process of growth and progress.
      2. When we nurse negative emotions such as hurt, disappointment, and rejection, we remain stuck in the past, waiting for those feelings to vanish.
      3. We cannot wait for the feelings to disappear. Instead, we must step out on faith and love others unconditionally.
      4. Faith people are not moved by feelings; we do what is right because it is right.
      5. When we step out on faith and begin to love unconditionally, the feelings will show up.

Scripture References:

  • 2 Timothy 3:1-5, AM
Pastor Robert Bagonza
Redeemed Church