A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
John 13:34 niv
The royal law of love is the counter-agent for hypersensitivity.
First Corinthians 13:5 amp reveals that love …is not conceited (arrogant and inflated with pride); it is not rude (unmannerly) and does not act unbecomingly. Love (God’s love in us) does not insist on its own rights or its own way, for it is not self-seeking; it is not touchy or fretful or resentful; it takes no account of evil done to it [it pays no attention to a suffered wrong].
An overly sensitive person is thin-skinned and experiences feelings of alienation, irritability and resentment in relationships.
The hypersensitive person has usually experienced deep hurt from rejection and needs a lot of approval from others. This individual is excessively sensitive to remarks that may or may not be intended to be hurtful. It is difficult for a person of this nature to trust others, to accept constructive criticism or advice; and this weakness hinders positive relationships. When presentations or suggestions are rejected, that action is taken as a personal attack.
Hypersensitivity is an enemy that can be overcome through spiritual warfare. In waging the good warfare, we have God-given weapons to overthrow our adversary. These weapons include, among other things: the anointing that is upon Jesus to bind up and heal the broken-hearted (Luke 4:18), the sword of the Spirit, which is the Word of God (Eph. 6:17), the shield of faith (Eph. 6:16), and the help of the Holy Spirit (John 14:16 amp), which may come through a Christian counselor, a minister or a friend.
James instructed us, Confess to one another therefore your faults (your slips, your false steps, your offenses, your sins) and pray [also] for one another, that you may be healed and restored [to a spiritual tone of mind and heart]. The earnest (heartfelt, continued) prayer of a righteous man makes tremendous power available [dynamic in its working] (James 5:16 amp). We are overcomers by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of our testimony! (Rev. 12:11.)
Father, forgive me for my attempts to hurt and dominate others. I realize that I have released my anger inappropriately. I confess this as sin and receive Your forgiveness, knowing that You are faithful and just to forgive my sin and cleanse me from all unrighteousness. I forgive those who have wronged me, and ask for healing of my anger and unresolved hurts.
I realize that I am responsible for my own behavior, and I am accountable to You for my thoughts, words and actions.
Thank You for the Holy Spirit Who leads me into reality — the truth that makes me free. You have sent Your Word and healed me and delivered me from all my destructions.
Father, I am empowered through my union with You. I draw my strength from You [that strength which Your boundless might provides]. Your strength causes me to be steadfast and trustworthy, gives me the capacity for perseverance and tolerance and enables me to resist hypersensitivity, irritability and touchiness.
I desire to be well balanced (temperate, sober of mind), vigilant and cautious at all times; for I recognize that enemy — the devil — who roams around like a lion roaring, seeking someone to seize upon and devour. In the name of Jesus, I withstand him, firm in faith [against his onset — rooted, established, strong, immovable and determined].
I am dwelling in the secret place of the Most High, and I shall remain stable and fixed under the shadow of the Almighty [Whose power no foe can withstand].
I purpose to walk in love toward my family members, my associates and my neighbors with the help of the Holy Spirit. Whom the Son has set free is free indeed.
Thanks be to You, Lord, for You always cause me to triumph in Christ Jesus. I am an overcomer by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of my testimony.
In Jesus’ name, amen.
If you would like to continue to pray on this topic, Germaine suggests that you pray the Overcoming prayers in the Prayers for the Needs and Concerns of the Individual section to be found in the Prayers That Avail Much Commemorative Edition.
1 John 1:9 Ephesians 6:10 amp
Mark 11:24,25 1 Peter 5:8,9 amp
Matthew 12:36 Psalm 91:1 amp
John 16:13 John 8:36
John 8:32 2 Corinthians 2:14
Psalm 107:20 Revelation 12:11
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