I HEAR CHAINS BREAKING…
It’s my desire to give gifts to others throughout the year, but often impossible to give to everyone. This morning in my time with the Lord, He showed me a way that I can give a simple gift of suggestion to each one of you.
Several years after deliverance from my awful past of drug abuse. I was spending to much time looking back on the previous 8 yrs and beating myself up for all of the poor choices I had made. I think we all have been subject to the enemy making us feel we wasted so many years. To the point of questioning, how could we ever leave a legacy for our children and our children’s children?
During my time #STANDING for MARRIAGE RESTORATION and TOTAL FAMILY RESTORATION, I never forget Holy Spirit showing me that if He was able to get through to my stubborn self, why would I then think He couldn’t get through to my husband and family?
It was then that I made a conscience effort to start sharing what I hear Holy Spirit speak in our time together.
But why? Why would a come to a public forum to share my ugly past? I was quickly reminded of a scripture I read when I first came back to the Lord. Revelation 12:11.
It is in sharing that I have found freedom and the desire to never go back to using to cover up my pain. Each step I have taken to expose myself to the opinions of others has allowed the Lord to add another link to my chain. Giving enough slack that eventually would allow him to BREAK THE CHAINS that have held me captive; from walking in complete and total victory.
Maybe you are one like I was, that had so many hidden secrets that exposing yourself would cause others to turn from you? I determined that freeing myself from my past and allowing myself to be me (whether or not others approved), was much more important to my continuous growth and advancement in the Kingdom of God. Telling on myself (truth) was actually necessary to still and stop the enemy from advancing in my life.
My gift to each of you this year is a gift the Lord gave all of us…
HIS WORD and the ability to share it with others. I’m not suggesting you tell your past to the point that you harm others. What I am suggesting is transparency. Allowing others to see and understand they’re not alone. We all have fallen and made mistakes… BUT we can get back up and be a positive influence in the lives of others.
The only thing worse than falling is allowing others to believe you have never fallen. ONLY JESUS WAS PERFECT AND LED A PERFECT LIFE.
Give those in your realm of influence, an open door to see you weren’t always a wonderful person. BUT a person with issues just like everyone else. When we have been freed up from our old foolish ways it is our job to teach the younger generation that GETTING UP IS POSSIBLE. It takes a conscience effort and a willingness to expose ourselves to people that may not still want to be acquainted with us because we fell back.
WOULDN’T YOU RATHER WIN WITH ABBA FATHER, SO HE CAN RELEASE EVERY CHAIN TRYING TO HOLD US BACK FROM REACHING OUR FULL POTENTIAL VICTORIOUSLY?!?
Revelation 12:7-11 (NLT)
7 Then there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon and his angels. 8 And the dragon lost the battle, and he and his angels were forced out of heaven. 9 This great dragon—the ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, the one deceiving the whole world—was thrown down to the earth with all his angels.
10 Then I heard a loud voice shouting across the heavens,
“It has come at last—
salvation and power
and the Kingdom of our God,
and the authority of his Christ.a
For the accuser of our brothers and sisters
has been thrown down to earth—
the one who accuses them
before our God day and night.
11And they have defeated him by the blood of the Lamb
and by their testimony.
And they did not love their lives so much
that they were afraid to die.