“I’m thankful that my life-journey was not designed by me. This isn’t a self-promoting gimmick. This is a GOD-thing & I won’t apologize for it.”
This is a post I shared on social media after having an interesting experience earlier today. I was told by someone whom I considered a friend and who knew me intimately that “You like your name in lights. I’m not like that.” I believe that the Holy Spirit made me SHUT UP because I would typically GO IN on comments like that.
I realize that not everyone understands the motives behind the message. But if you’ve read my life-story “It’s My Life and I Live Here: One Woman’s Story” you would realize that “having my name in lights” is the LAST thing I’d ever want to do! I would be VERY comfortable with sitting in the background somewhere, watching everyone else and applauding and supporting others from behind the scenes. But God had other ideas, and because I trust His plans for me, I am getting with His program.
I knew that God cautioned me in my spirit about this person before; now I know that what He showed me is NOT my imagination. God’s Word doesn’t lie, folks: “for out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaketh.” Matthew 12:34b KJV
Let’s realize that our lives are not ours. If someone else criticizes you and you know that your motives are in line with God’s Word, step aside and allow God to fight your battles. He promotes and elevates whom He desires. Remember that if we speak out against what God is doing in the lives of others, we will have to live with the consequences for doing so.
I am determined more than ever to live my life ON PURPOSE, for PURPOSE.