My Dear Sisters and Brothers in Christ, this message is for a specific group of you: God’s writers.
The Holy Spirit has been burning this message upon my heart for some time now. I have been interceding in prayer over this word and many of those I’m connected with on this very topic, presumably in preparation for what I’m about to release. Beloved, have no doubt, God sees how finitely you focus on things in life that have hurt you (or are hurting you) and in turn, it hurts Him. He asked me to send out a request: Firstly, remember just how many times in His Word he tells us to fear not (exactly 356 times – so at least once a day, annually!). Secondly, the Lord asks that you also remember the advice given in his Word, in a nutshell – fear not by not focusing upon fear!
What you focus your energy on, good or bad, tends to manifest itself. Therefore, if we focus on what has or is hurting us, it will continue to have that power over us.
His actual request is that you not only stop focusing on your pain, but you stop writing about it endlessly. Please – do you not understand that you are falling into the hands of the enemy by penning blog post, after blog post, about your narcissistic current or former husband, mother, father, etc.? About a hurt. By doing so, you are giving attention to the enemy in a way that brings you strife, and unearthing or keeping your focus on fear (which is also a spiritual root of heartbreak, emotional and physical distress…) yet, does not allow you to move on into healing. Being stuck is not God’s plan; the Apostle Peter stated in his epistle:
“Whom resist (the devil) stedfast in the faith, knowing that the same afflictions are accomplished in your brethren that are in the world. But the God of all grace, who hath called us unto his eternal glory by Christ Jesus, after that ye have suffered a while, make you perfect, stablish, strengthen, settle you…” (1 Peter 5:9-10)
God knows you desire to help bring this horrible atrocity to light, protect people from and “deliver” them out…but when you are writing from an emotional place isn’t that really only for you? The Lord needs you to let him be lord in not only your life, but also others people’s lives. By constantly, publicly, discussing and focusing on the fear and pain, writers, how does that bring about healing? It does nothing more than provoke the enemy, therefore keeping that door-point open and inviting him into places he is no longer welcome.
This is in no way meant to to step on the toes of some beautiful sisters in Christ who the Lord has already exalted (brought forth)…However, the Holy Spirit has shared the following: At the time when I shared my own series of Holy Spirit led posts regarding the Jezebel spirit drifting through my life, many others – especially sister bloggers – were sharing their own instances of such abuse. This was not a case of irony! The topic of narcissism moved out into the world like a tsunami…and tsunami waves always come in quickly, destroy whatever they land on, then move back out to sea. The Lord released that tsunami of writers at once to bring attention to very dark forms of abuse to His beloved. But like the waves, He never intended for those he released at that moment, to stay underneath the water. No, it was meant to release His wrath over this spirit and free those enslaved by it!
A word for those of you who began sharing to your blogs about the pain of discovering the Jezebel spirit (narcissism) in your lives many months ago, and are still: God’s desire is for you to move on and stand in the victory of the cross…not the aftermath of the tsunami. He has released the next set of waves, moving you out to sea into both healing and your next assignment. Please, he urges you to let the Lord be Lord of all, and for you to keep walking through the valley of the shadow of death, and to fear no evil!
“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil: for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me. Thou preparest a table before me in the presence of mine enemies: thou anointest my head with oil; my cup runneth over. Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: and I will dwell in the house of the Lord for ever.” (Psalm 23)
A short note to Christian writers: Because God values you and people glean from your writing – please be certain, especially on sensitive subjects, you are being led by the Holy Spirit to witness and therefore minister to readers! If you aren’t sure – keep praying. If the urging in your spirit persists, ask the Holy Spirit to lead in His word before beginning to share. Also, simply because you are led to share, do not be tempted to believe this is also now your “ministry”…it is possible for it to be used to minister to others, but unless you are called to street ministry or counseling, this could only be for a season or specific incidents God puts before you, not your actual calling!