Mathew 12:43-45 speaks of the unclean spirits that haunt a man. Can we think of the unclean spirits as our evil thoughts and actions done to those that do us harm?
“When the unclean spirit is gone out of a man, he walketh through dry places, seeking rest, and findeth none. Then he saith, ‘I will return into my house from whence I came out.' And when he is come, he findeth it empty, swept, and garnished. Then goeth he, and taketh with himself seven other spirits more wicked than himself, and they enter in and dwell there; and the last state of that man is worse than the first. Even so shall it be also unto this wicked generation.” – Mathew 12:43-45 KJ
Just yesterday, I asked someone to help me out with a problem that would not have burdened them at all, but they refused. The person, whom I do not know personally, even lectured me.
I nicely wished the person a good day, and then the burning comment came, thanking them for being no help at all. Was it necessary for me to tell them what they already knew? No. There is that evil spirit causing me to do something that reflects poorly on me.
Fortunately, I realize my error and am working to avoid being that person in the future. But, in the past, I would have only let this demon build and strike out at even more people.
Yes, life is not fair, but then I brought this situation on myself. So, if I want to avoid dealing with negativity as such, I know I need to work harder and be more responsible. I can't allow the actions of others to demonize my heart.
Turning to prayer to remove unclean spirits
I know that when this happens, that prayer is the answer. Asking God for forgiveness for my sins, and acknowleding my mistakes. With his blessing, I am freed up to focus on more positive and enriching activities which happened today.
At the same time, I pray for the person who denied me, so that they might have a change of heart. They will be so much better if they help the next person who reaches out in a time of need.
Maybe, being denied is a blessing for me, as it makes me appreciate how far I have come since beginning my journey just a few months ago. My heart is changing, and my love for those around me is growing, as I learn to love myself. That in itself is a great blessing.