8 But let us, who are of the day, be sober , putting on the breastplate of faith andlove; and for an helmet, the hope of salvation.1 THESSALONIANS 5:6-8
I feel this pressure to write this post. I don’t have the full plan of how this is suppose to go but I’m learning to trust God. So he said write and that is what I must do. So here it goes.
I believe that this post will likely target young men more so than my ladies. I was thinking about my past relationship and particularly on why I was so angry and frustrated with him. I realized that it was because this guy has a raging war inside of him and the enemy was winning. The enemy had lulled him to sleep. Not only was he now in a deep spiritual sleep but the enemy strategically placed people all around him to keep him asleep.
When I first met him he was in the church, preaching and participating in kingdom activities. At first even I didn’t realize he was sound asleep. Ladies we often get caught with the spiritual sleep walkers, they look like they are doing God’s work in the church etc. but yielding no fruit. People who sleep walk can function almost exactly how they would if they were wide awake. They converse and walk and do things as normal. Its not until you look at them up close or until you really pay attention to their conversation do you notice, something is not right. He was doing all of these things but it was all talk and no proof behind it. He was just coasting. I still approached him and thought that we could do this Christian walk together. The first year was great. We were in sync. Tells you a lot about my spiritual walk back then too. For over a year, I could not realize that he was spiritual sleep walking. But then the enemy’s lullaby got louder.
My ex was actually thinking about the future. He was actually thinking about scripture and God. He was starting to wake up. The enemy then placed him with a crew of people who were doing illegal things, partying, drinking, smoking and strip clubs. He and I began to clash, BIG TIME. God was leading me on one path and he was drifting towards another.
Now let’s talk about this for a minute. Why did the enemy need him to stay asleep so bad? I’ve said this many many times before in previous post about my ex. He has the potential to be a spiritual giant. There are some people who have a powerful presence that can change the game. He is one of those power players.I would tell him that he can be great and do so many amazing and incredible things in this world. If he….. WHEN he wakes up from this sleep hold the enemy has him under, he is going to change lives. In this day and age especially, when young men don’t really have anyone to look up to. Young men struggle to find themselves and they struggle so much with God. My ex is one of those men that could help so many other young men come to Christ. It would frustrate me so much. In part I was frustrated on why God would show me the greatness in him only to let me watch him sleep walk through life? Its like seeing the anointing over David but he’s in a deep sleep and Goliath is busy destroying all the young men around. Knowing that David, with a single throw of a stone could kill and destroy Goliath and save so many lives. But he is asleep.
Honestly, it began to bug me that I could not wake him from this slumber. But I quickly realized that I was not strong enough to wake him. In fact, the lullaby used to keep him asleep was rattling up the sinful nature in me. What I mean is, I became nasty, mean, and my heart was growing dark. However, this is the part that I’ve yet to understand with God. God did not allow me to move too far from him. As I was getting spiritually sleepy and I was moving little by little away from him, he did not allow me to go far. I could not even think of stepping beyond the boundaries he had for me. I realized, there were things I simply could not do, things I could not say. I would ache for God, if I even stepped an inch past where he wanted me to go. This story is still going so I guess, I’ll find out later on why he didn’t let me go as far as my ex did and why he didn’t allow me to fall into the same slumber as my ex.
I write this to say to young men. Even if you don’t see or you don’t know, there is another young man watching you. Peeping your moves. You cannot stay asleep. The kingdom needs you. We, ladies need you. Take a good look at the world around you. You cannot let the enemy win. Wipe your eyes, stretch out, stand tall, speak life which is the Word of God and show proof by your actions. Do not be fooled by the spirits around you. The Word says to test each spirit. (1 John 4:1) The Word also teaches about Godly fellowship. There are some people that simply cannot be your friends. Yes, because of what they do, how they act and the things they say. (Proverbs 13:20) You need Godly friends. Friends that will tell you the honest truth, (you know the real deal that might have you in your feelings) but is good for your soul. These are the men and women that will pick you up when you fall (Ecc 4:9-10)
I don’t want to seem like I’m desperate with this topic. But it is one that is of critical attention. The bible teaches that men are the families covering. You, guys are the women and children’s protection. When you guys are caught in the devils slumber, that leaves open season on us and on your future (generations). So many of you have your pride misplaced. You harden your hearts to the very beings created to HELP you and you love the things that keep you AWAY from your purpose. Men, wake up! Please Wake up! Before its too late, wake up and take your place.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be watchful, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong.
1 Timothy 3:2
Therefore an overseer must be above reproach, the husband of one wife, sober-minded, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach
Love Ya to Peace,