Many times in our lives the enemy will use offense to cause us to be separated from the divine helpers that God has ordained to help us on the road of destiny towards our promise land. The enemy will only attack those relationships that are meant to bless us, those relationships without which our climb to destiny will be so much harder or even impossible. Suddenly you find that everything your pastor, spouse, your sister, your friend does makes you feel mad, hurt, rejected.
There are some seemingly unanswered prayers in our lives not because God has not answered but because we have allowed the devil to separate us from our destiny helpers, we have fought with and rejected our destiny helpers, we have minimized and underestimated our destiny helpers. We must learn to recognize those people that God positioned in our lives to meet a need, fill a gap, provide an answer and honor those people no matter what. Sometimes we are the ones who have been ordained to assist another person but we allowed an offense to take root and we don’t feel like helping and loving that person. When the enemy brings a reason to despise someone who is meant to be a blessing in our lives, or someone we are instructed to assist, let us quickly discern and refuse to fall in that trap.
Acts 24:16 “And herein do I exercise myself, to have always a conscience void of offence toward God, and toward men.”
I pray that all our Kingdom ordained relationships will be restored and that we will eat of the goodness of the land which our helpers are carrying for us.
Ephesians 4:2 “With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering, forbearing one another in love;”
Loving you all on this beautiful Tuesday afternoon💕.
Are you feeling broken from a betrayal by a friend or family? Maybe you loved that person so much, gave so much of yourself to them, invested your time and energy but in the end they left you hanging. They lied about you, sided with your enemies and like Judas even plotted to harm you. Betrayal in all its forms can be very devastating. It cuts right through the heart leaving you wounded. But betrayal is also a powerful driver that can lead you into a pit or into the arms of a loving Heavenly Father. Betrayal presents us with a choice to forgive or to keep grudges: to nurture hurt or to pass a spiritual test and move on to another level in Christ.
Ever wondered why Jesus still allowed Judas in his inner circle even though He knew Judas would betray Him? You see our enemies and those who betray us have a divine purpose in our lives. No matter how much they think they have you where they can destroy you, Gods plan for you will prevail if you remain in obedience to God. We have a God who is master at working ALL things for our good. (Romans 8:28) Judas’ betrayal led to the greatest display of love that mankind had ever seen. Jesus could have focused on the betrayal but instead He focused on the big picture, He understood that He had to pass the test and die for all sinners, for all betrayers including Judas.
If you are facing betrayal today, it is normal to feel hurt but do not dwell on the hurt. Do not let the hurt sew seeds of unforgiveness and birth a root of bitterness in your soul. God will use your betrayal to pull you closer to himself, He will use it to teach you lessons that will equip you for your next assignment. As you focus on growing in love and forgiveness, you will pass your test. How you respond to this betrayal will determine your next level. Your promotion is around the conner waiting for your test results.
If God has given you a mighty assignment and you are manifesting His glory in your calling, you must surely have haters. You will have persecution from people. You will have many who don’t understand you and think you are too much, too proud, too confident, too bold, too loud. You will have people who think you must be silenced by any means. Sometimes your haters will be strangers but sometimes they will be posing as friends, family or your Christian brethren. Some just misunderstand your calling while others are being used as agents of the devil.
David was hated
Joseph was hated
Moses was hated
John the Baptist was hated
Paul was hated
Even Jesus was hated
These people were not just hated but attempts were made to kill them.
If you are called into the office of the Prophet God will give you bold assignments, he will ask you to do uncommon things. This will make you a candidate for gossip and murmuring. If you are not hated, but loved by most, you just may not be legit. If people always like your messages, something may not be right. True prophets are bold in declaring the truth from God, they are not people pleasers.
Luke 11:49 Because of this, God in his wisdom said, ‘I will send them prophets and apostles, some of whom they will kill and others they will persecute.’
Today I pray for every true prophet called of God who is misunderstood, facing hatred or persecuted. I pray for protection from your haters, I pray for grace to stand for and boldly declare the truth without fear. I pray that you will not take offense at family, friends and brethren who think ill of you because you are different in style of ministry. I pray that your haters will not succeed in derailing you from your assignment. I pray that you will not place acceptance above your call but that even in those lonely moments, you will stay true to your assignment.
God knows what you are going through and will reward you for your obedience. Do not be discouraged. Do not run from your calling but embrace it with joy.