I recently found myself under spiritual attack. The Holy Spirit had been nudging me about what was coming but I wasn’t sure of how to respond. Before I knew it I was thrusted into making a major decision that I honestly was not prepared to make at the time. Confusion set in as I evaluated my circumstance. Trying to make sense of it all, I prayed about it. I also asked for advice from those I trust. Not long after, God began to reveal to me what was taking place in the spirit. So I took a step back to see clearly what it was that the Lord was trying to show me about my situation. I felt it would be beneficial to let others know by bringing some light to what happened and why. My hope is that others will avoid the red flags by taking heed to the warning signs. So let’s chat about how your Silence Can Protect you as you Wait for God.
Maybe you’ve heard or maybe you haven’t but we’re in a new year. Yes finally 2021 has come and I’m sure we can all agree that getting here was a significant challenge. 2020 handed us so many curve balls that we just couldn’t quite keep up. Looking back at the year, most probably focused their attention on COVID-19, political injustice and all of the turmoil that we’ve seen in the media. But I challenge you to consider that we lost much more in this past year than what most have been focused on. That’s not to take anything away from the millions of people who have suffered and lost loved ones to that horrible disease! I myself lost several family members to covid in 2020 and it was such a tragedy. But I’m not talking about the loss of physical lives, businesses and finances, although all of those things DO matter tremendously. I’m speaking of other losses that we may have never considered due to all of the chaos we see going on around us.
The truth is that 2020 was a year of death to more than just lives. It was a year of death to all things old! It was a year that forced all of us to face ourselves with nowhere else to run. We had to sit down and take a very hard look into the mirror of our own souls and evaluate if we really liked what we saw. The losses of last year looked a bit different for everyone but I’m certain we all loss something! Personally, I loss some of the most valuable friendships and relationships of my life. Mostly because all of these relationships were out of season. The busyness that we all consumed ourselves with daily came to a screeching halt. We had to choose how we were going to go about our day instead of having someone else plan it for us. We had to look at how much time we had been wasting on everyone and everything else instead of spending quality time with God, our immediate family members and even with ourselves.
We loss our comfort, we loss our ability to push away those parts of ourselves that we don’t like to face. We loss our control. Then we found what matters most. We found that we cared more about each other than we realized. We found that we needed to love ourselves more. And that we needed to take better care of our physical and mental health.
When I began this discussion I told you that recently I found myself under spiritual attack. The reason why I mentioned that is because shortly before going into the new year is when it started. We have not only come into a new year and new season, but we have also entered into a new era. The enemy knows this and he recognizes that God is now manifesting promises in the lives of his children. He also knows that he can no longer hold us back from what God releasing to us and he is getting nervous! So he’s doing all that he can to distract us, discourage us and he’s trying to cause us to retreat! The enemy knows that he cannot cause us to go back into the chaos and turmoil of the last season, so he’s attempting to cause us to stop ourselves from going forward into the new place with Christ.
So I noticed that over the past couple of weeks the Lord had been warning me in my spirit of something. For one week I couldn’t sleep, I literally kept waking up from a shaking in my bed. Then I began noticing subtle signs of issues in one of my close personal relationships. Before I knew it, confusion and discouragement began to set in. I had to pray and ask God to break it off immediately and to help me to endure with patience and praise! Now I can clearly see that one of the major things that I did wrong over the past few weeks is that I spoke about what promises I was waiting on God for. Let me repeat that. I started talking with others about what God is doing in my life right now and suddenly all hell broke loose mentally and emotionally! No physical changes occurred at all, but suddenly I was struggling in areas that I previously wasn’t. Now looking back I see that when I released what God was doing to the wrong individuals, satan started attacking in those very areas where God is blessing me and increasing my territory. I knew that I had to help you see how important this lesson was so that you can avoid it or detect it early.
So take a look at your life right now and be sure to terminate any place where you may have given the enemy ammunition against what God has promised you. Do not allow him to steal what you have so patiently suffered for. Stand strong in the Lord and know that whatever you are waiting on God to produce in your life during this new season is exactly what you will have in due time! God’s words are never void and his ways do not change! He will do what he says he will do, but we must trust him and wait silently for all that he has spoken. I pray that the blood of Jesus will cover you and your loved ones. May his shield protect you from all storms, attacks and discouragement. I pray that the Lord will shower you in this time with his glory and blessings. Until our next chat, be blessed. ❤️
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