THE ENCOURAGEMENT CORNER with Pastor Leisa:
"No prolonged infancies among us, please. We’ll not tolerate babes in the woods, small children who are easy prey for predators. God wants us to grow up, to know the whole truth and tell it in love—like Christ in everything. We take our lead from Christ, who is the source of everything we do. He keeps us in step with each other. His very breath and blood flow through us, nourishing us so that we will grow up healthy in God, robust in love." (Ephesians 4:14-16 MSG)
Speaking truth has caused disconnections in my life. I can't say they didn't hurt, but I fully understand why they happened. I trust God. I know what is meant for me can't be removed or diverted. Sometimes, disconnections are necessary, a part of God's process.
From a natural perspective, I really don't understand people who ask for my insight from the Word's perspective about their situation and then get angry when I tell them what God's Word says. I don't cosign sin, nor will I help you remain comfortable in it. So, if you're looking for a rubber stamp, I'm not your person.
I'm okay with every person who has blocked me, stopped returning calls and responding to texts. Seasons change. Everyone isn't a part of our long-term journey and that's okay. Be thankful for the part they played in it for the time they were connected to you.
We must treat each goodbye with love, always leaving the door open for reconciliation. Sometimes the disconnection is for God to do a work in each of us. Remember, God gave us free choice and we must make those choices as best we can filtering the process through the Word of God. I know I'm not always right. I do try to study God's Word and apply it to my life, trusting Holy Spirit to convict me of error. I also pray that I'm quick to repent when I have made a mistake.
I'm not spending any more time on this. Instead, I'm moving forward in God's plan for this season of my life. He's in charge of connections and disconnections. I just need to be obedient to where He is leading me.
It's my New Year, and I'm looking forward with great expectations to what God has in store for me.
A word of encouragement: When God allows a disconnection, then that connection isn't necessary for this part of your journey. And sometimes He allows a reconnection after He's done work in both parties. Just trust God.
Be Encouraged! ❤