I have been called a lot of things. Some people call me an encourager. Some have called me Barnabas. Some say I ruin everything. Sometimes the same people say both.
I came to the realization the other day that I think they go hand in hand. I think I am the encourager but some people don’t want to hear the encouragement or be encouraged in that area so they take it as me ruining things when in fact I am encouraging them.
Awhile ago I came to the understanding that I don’t think God has me in the position to reach the lost with my voice. What I mean by that is I don’t post and write strictly for unbelievers. Strictly to help win souls. I write and post to encourage, strengthen, embolden and reroute Christians.
Most of the people I am taking to profess to be believers. I encourage you to look in your bibles, to know scripture, to trust it. To pray and lean on God for everything. To get rid of idols in your lives and smash strongholds contrary to God and his word.
I encourage you to look into the spiritual food that you are in taking and to clean it, purify it by good discernment and biblical teaching. I encourage to stand up and speak against things that are posing as God’s word that aren’t.
In doing that I ruin things like false teachers, unhealthy music, dangerous practices like yoga and the Enneagram. I ruin comfortable devotionals and self help ideologies.
There are times I just want to close my mouth and disappear. Though God wouldn’t allow that. If I close my mouth it burns inside me just waiting to escape.
I feel like if I shut my mouth and don’t say anything that I am contributing to the stumbling blocks put in peoples way. Like a bystander that sees something horrible happening and doesn’t help or try to warn the person what is happening.
I know all too well this Battle between Flesh and the Spirit and I desperately want to help as much as I can, others learn how to live at peace and blessed in this oh so fallen world.
God has given me much grace in the realm of peace. In learning to lean on him, to trust him and give all of me to him. I’m still learning but I just want to share so others might be encouraged. Be emboldened. Know they aren’t alone. How to find peace, he is there and waiting for you to lean on him for everything.
Love you Guys