I want to share something that has been on my heart for several decades now and I am sharing it in order that it might help many love the people within their churches, groups and in the community by understanding an important issue. One of the hardest things I have ever experienced in my Christian life in the Christian community is trying to fit into church community and fellowship as a woman alone. I believe that there are times when our Father calls us to be vulnerable in an effort to make a divine difference in the world. You would be amazed at the stories that I could tell you about my experiences!!! For many years I tried to fit in to the church community in an unequally-yoked marriage relationship that I entered into at 15 years of age before I even knew Christ and His love for me. While there were always things I could do to help in church, there was always an underlying attitude amongst men and women of the church that because I was there without a man on my arm, I was questionable and untrustworthy, even though I had never done anything to earn me that reputation. I am not saying that all Christians made me feel this way, but many!!!
Setting out into life to be who God made me to be and to be His vessel of love and light has brought much mudslinging and hurt with implications that because I sought to be a sister to brothers and sisters I was as a harlot, a dog, not worthy of respect or inclusion.
Most of the time I continued to hold my head high and plow forward as Jesus’ heart moved me to love anyway, to reach out anyway to be who He created me to be, however there have been many times when the fight gets sooo old that I am just tempted to walk away as people continue to flip at me reminders time and time again how marriage is something to be respected. I agree with that and always have and I would never take away that gift from a couple and have always viewed my outreaches as one in purpose with Jesus who said:
“For I know the plans that I have for you, plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”
That has always been my heart for ministry for all people as individuals, trusting Jesus to guide me in relationship with each one and to be involved in the places He has felt it was where He wanted to work thru me. It is that same way to this day!!! This “misfit problem” is a problem I have experienced in the Christian community for many years and I don’t suppose it will go away any time soon as long as insecurities and weaknesses remain in people. How about you??? Has society made you feel as a misfit in the eyes of the world??? If so, I want to encourage you that you are not in the eyes of Jesus!!! Jesus was viewed in His day as a radical and a misfit by many, too and He persevered in His mission anyway!!!
The devil tried to stop Him, but Jesus had the forever victory!!! WOOOHOOO!!! Oh I am sooo thankful that He did because we are both forever blessed by His faithfulness to His mission in life!!!
Jesus desires that you just keep going into the world as He guides you, too, BEING DIVINE YOU and ME BEING DIVINE ME and if people don’t like it, that is TOO BAD BECAUSE JESUS LOVES IT AND JESUS IS OUR ROCK THRU WHOM HE MOVES POWERFULLY!!! TO THAT I SAY: “LOOK OUT WORLD, I AM STEPPING OUT TO BE THE DIVINE ME AND JESUS TEAM AS HE SAYS TO ME “GO HERE, NOW GO HERE, NOW STAY BACK FROM THERE, OK GO THERE AGAIN IN THE TIMING AND THE WAYS THAT I MOVE YOUR HEART!!!” I KNOW THAT JESUS WANTS TO USE ME FOR KINGDOM PURPOSES AND I AM A WOMAN ON A MISSION FOR SURE!!! HIS PROMISES TO EACH OF US:
“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes upon you and you will be my witnesses…” Acts 1:8
“Whether you turn to the right or to the left, your ears will hear a voice behind you, saying, “This is the way; walk in it.”
WOOOHOOO!!! GOING FOR JESUS AND SOOO HAPPY TO BE!!! HIS HOLY SPIRIT HAS DONE LIT A FIRE UP IN MY SOUL FOR HIM AS THIS SONG SAYS HERE AND I’M GOING FOR JESUS INTO LIFE EVEN IF JESUS AND I GO ALL ALONE!!! ARE YOU WITH US??? I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU ALONG ON THE JOURNEY WITH US AS JESUS LEADS US OR JOURNEY ALONG WITH YOU AS JESUS LEADS US!!! WHAT SAY YOU???