Hi, precious family of saints!!! Today Father puts it on my heart to talk about distractions from our Father’s purpose.
To begin, can you imagine if God followed us around and continually reminded us of how imperfect we are or how we are just not living up to His perfect expectations for us – not just once, but continually!!! It would get old wouldn’t it and it would get to a point where it actually becomes torturous like a slow steady drip. We would either want to change or separate!!! Our Father always gives us that choice in our relationship with Him!!! He never forces us to choose Him.
The truth is that in real life, that is what our accuser Satan does to us in life and sometimes he works thru other people. He is forever nagging on us and accusing us before our Father. Of course Jesus doesn’t listen to him because Jesus, thru our faith in Christ’s finished work on the cross, sees us as holy, without blemish and without accusation – with no condemnation!!! Of nagging in the Bible, it says this about it:
“It is better to live in a corner of the housetop than in a house shared with a contentious wife.”
The Hebrew meaning of the word contentious is rebellious. In this context, when a man has been given the leadership role in a home or even in a group of people and he finds rebellion from others in his seeking after the Lord’s guidance for him and the implementation of God’s guidance or vision for him as a leader, it is time for conversation!!! Given that conversation, whether it is one on one or with other Godly counselors, if the leader still feels by the Lord to hold onto what he was initially given as guidance from the Lord, the leader has the leadership privilege to separate from that source of rebellion in another person if they continue to work against God’s chosen leader. He is not expected by our Father to live with harassment, continual mocking, nagging, abuse or lack of support in carrying out our Father’s vision given to him. Oh let us be willing to fight for the freedom Christ desires for you to have always because it makes a divine difference in many ways!!!
When someone realizes they need to silence their rebellion, get behind the leader and support where it is Jesus is leading, the divine can happen. Otherwise, the rebellious one working against the Lord may find themselves separated from the effort. For a leader to continue to support rebellion to continue does nothing to help another person overcome their sin and it slows down the forward movement of divine stepping for both!!!
In the Bible is a story of a girl that was under demonic influence that was following Paul and those with him and she kept crying out, saying:
“These men are bond-servants of the Most High God, who are proclaiming to you the way of salvation.”
It was as if they had a personal spokesperson following them around!!! In modern-day times, spokes women can be a good thing in the right divine ways, but in the story with Paul, it was not a divinely-appointed scenario, but rather a demonic nagging spirit that was distracting in a not good way. The girl had not been called by Paul to do what it was that she was doing. Therefore, Paul did not allow it to continue – he put forth separation of the demonic from the girl and them. He did the divine work in her to set her free from the prison that she was being tortured in. She was set free in her mind to be what God intended for her!!!
I am not sure what this speaks to you today, dear family, but it is what our Father is sharing with me to share with you here. If there is somewhere that nagging rebellion is happening against a vision in carrying out our Father’s will, plan and purpose in your life, take the steps necessary to bring about the separation from it as is needed!!! Is it in you or in someone else??? How is our Father telling you to deal with it??? Perhaps it will require you and Godly counselors to resolve it. Oh, I’m a gal open to my Father’s heart for the divine to happen always!!! When you are sure of your calling in life and in unity as a team, it is delightful place to be!!! I’m happy to be doing life here with you today as a result of godly leadership that looks to our Father’s vision!!! I am sooo proud of you for seeking Father’s heart for the divine plan for you, too!!! Strong and courageous leaders is what our Father needs, to not let the enemy win in our Father’s forward movement or in His people’s individual lives!!! I love this song here about how our Father gives us brave hearts to stand for Him!!! Let us ruh, ruh, ruh in doing what is of His heart, because it is always the divine life!!! Sisterly love to you wherever you are!!!