Where you are truly loved and truly needed, you are to be received and treated as a gift from God.
A gift from God is to be treasured and nurtured so that it will grow in the soil of forgiveness and acceptance. No relationship can survive betrayal, lies, and deceit.
Secrecy, lies, and pretense is a slippery slope that destroys trust and lives. If there is no trust there is nothing to hold the relationship together.
For where there is strife and contention there is every evil work. When jealousy and envy come it calls to itself division and a house divided against itself it shall not stand.
Pretty much after these things have ransacked the relationship it won’t survive unless both parties seek deep counsel and are ready to work together and when one won’t do the work it prolongs the inevitable, it won’t survive.
If you are the faithful believer in Christ and you have done all the work and continue beating yourself up in condemnation and guilt, it is misplaced.
You must forgive yourself first and forgive the person. Part of being able to forgive is that we must love your neighbor as yourself. Loving self is hard to do if you are down on yourself with blame and shame.
You cannot make someone love you or love God. We are not God or The Holy Ghost. Conviction can only come by The Holy Ghost not you. After doing all to stand, you stood.
However, after a long time, you found yourself slipping and backsliding and you found yourself regressing from your destiny and steadfastness in Christ.
You follow God and take back everything the devil stole from you. However, man has a free will to choose and you won’t be able to interfere in that.
There are things God can’t do. He cannot lie and he won’t take our free choice or free will away.
God can’t even answer a prayer that goes against the person’s free will. The only thing left is to forgive them and let them go.
You can become so spiritually sick, when you hang on to a dead situation, especially when the situation is taking you down in the process.
Hope deferred makes a heartsick. Forgive yourself, forgive them and let them go.
Rizpah was a mother of two sons who were hanged and when she found them she stayed there with her two dead sons from the days of harvest, not allowing any wild beast or birds to land on them, and she tried to make her sons live!
But she was out of her rational mind, yet she was a mother guarding the bones of her sons just hanging there, for she would not leave them.
You can get spiritually and physically sick when we hang on to dead situations. Are we like Rizphah?
Do we have situations that are not working and you have tried to keep them alive for a very long time?
Sometimes it is hard to let go and move into closure and be healed.
“But the king took the two sons of Rizpah the daughter of Aiah, whom she bare unto Saul, Armoni and Mephibosheth; and the five sons of Michal the daughter of Saul, whom she brought up for Adriel the son of Barzillai the Meholathite: and he delivered them into the hands of the Gibeonites, and they hanged them in the hill before the LORD: and they fell all seven together, and were put to death in the days of harvest, in the first days, in the beginning of barley harvest.
And Rizpah the daughter of Aiah took sackcloth, and spread it for her upon the rock, from the beginning of harvest until water dropped upon them out of heaven, and suffered neither the birds of the air to rest on them by day, nor the beasts of the field by night,” 2 Samuel 21:8-10 KJV.
When you have done all you know to do, there comes a time when God will sever the baggage and bondage you are under.
Dust your feet, change directions, and move into the pathway of destiny. Move out of spiritual abuse into freedom in Christ!
To those who are being elevated by God, just realize people will be envious and jealous of the favor of God on your life; even in our own homes.
Those who are insecure will seek to hold on to you and convince you how wrong you are to obey God.
In their own estimation, they compare themselves among themselves. Everyone has their own gifts and anointing, why try to compare yourself and mirror your image to a person?
Let go, beloved of God, let it go, let it go, and move into exactly the location God has for you.
It all starts with our personal relationship with God. There is a major work in secret.
We are to work on our own relationship with God. God will do all the advancing as He is the author and finisher of our faith. He sees your determination and obedience and He will reward you openly.
In HIS Grace and Mercy,
~ Sherry Edwards Mackey