I spent the first forty-four years of my life running from who I was, and more importantly, from what people assumed me to be. I was the third mammary gland, the outcast, the one perceived to be different. Women hated me, my family didn’t know what to do with me, and I had a drinking problem so severe? That sealed the deal on my social status. Period.
I didn’t realize how truly alone I was until a few years ago, when the bottom dropped and I was left with not a shred of respect for myself. Codependency issues combined with nonexistent self esteem plagued the inner workings of my mind. My heart lay in a trillion pieces and the only thing I knew how to do was fight, fight for my place in the world. I had not one person on my side but my husband. I gave Jesus the wheel and began the process of coming to life, a day late and a dollar short. Bloom I did, and I have Him to thank for my awakening. You see, what was at the center of my dim view of life was my dim view of me. I just didn’t know any different.
In grade school I was bullied for being overweight. In high school I was bullied for being anorexic. Out and about in society, I was persecuted for being exactly who I was-something that can never, ever be taken from me. That’s right-it isn’t about the likes on social media, the bravos from the secular world, or even what your mother in law calls you behind your back.
Ask yourselves this question: who am I in Christ? Better yet? Ask Abba who you are in Jesus. He will answer you, and in the darkest of nights He will shed His loving light on the mystery of just how powerful you are as a child of God.
You see, [THEY] don’t want you to know. That’s right, the elite, the powers that be (God is pulling them out left and right, no, wouldn’t want to be Prince Andrew or Kanye right now) want you helpless, hopeless and unawares.
How many of you have read Revelations? One of the reasons I left my last church is because our “Spiritual Director” admitted to me that she couldn’t open that book.
“I am afraid to read it. I’d rather get a good Rick Warren devotional.”
Feets, don’t fail me now, read my thought cloud.
Revelations is the only book in the bible that can describe to you who Jesus really is, what Heaven will be like, and yes, who you are and how you fit into the Kingdom as a follower of Christ.
And they sung a new song, saying, Thou art worthy to take the book, and to open the seals thereof: for thou wast slain, and hast redeemed us to God by thy blood out of every kindred, and tongue, and people, and nation; and hast made us unto our God kings and priests: and we shall reign on the earth. Revelations 5:9-10 KJV
What does that mean?
God’s message of salvation and eternal life is not limited to a specific culture, race or country.
Anyone who comes to God in repentance and faith is accepted by Him and will be part of His Kingdom.
God has made His people kings and priests, and nothing in this entire universe is more powerful than one who inhabits the Holy Spirit.
Repeat after me: I am the Storm.