If you’ve been following me for some time now then you know that I have purposefully dedicated this year to getting a jump start on my relationship with Christ. I just realized that I’m actually fasting from “dating” for the year. I truly want to have a solid foundation with God before I even attempt to entertain the thought of being with someone.
During this time, I have been listening to the bible using my Bible App. My favorite app EVER!! Taking notes, highlighting, etc. yea, you should totally get on this app. you can even pick your version that you best understand. Of, course I have also been journaling, praying, and worshipping. It has been freeing but very… VERY challenging! Which is why I titled this post The Veil.
I find myself in this mental battle with the enemy, quite often. It’s like he’s trying to make me believe that I am not enough, that God is not pleased with me, that I’ll never get married. He has even tried to bring up past sins to trick me into thinking that God is going to get me back for them. IT’S REAL OUT HERE..MMMKAY?! I sometimes find myself literally battling, crying, rebuking, praying to God about these things. It’s a fight that I have to petition Christ to strike back FOR me because I break down all the time. (Ephesians 6:12-13)
I just held my first event called Faith Filled & Fabulous, where I spoke to young women about their walk with Christ. We spoke about honoring him, being purposeful about our walk with Christ and trusting him. It seems immediately after doing that event to empower women, the enemy has just been attempting to have a field day in my mind and with my emotions. My fast from “dating” has become that much more difficult. It would be easier to deal with if it were something physically in front of me or something I can see with my eyes or touch. But it is not. I want to honor God. I want to follow Christ. I want to serve God wholeheartedly. I want to do these things but I feel like I’m failing. (Matthew 26:41)
Lifting the veil is tough to do. Its really tough but very important for Christians to do so . Our transparency can help in the growth and development of our brothers and sisters. The Word tells us that we are one body in Christ. (1 Corinthians 12:12-13) If one part of the body is suffering and we don’t know, we can’t help. It also affects the functioning of the remaining body. On the flip side I believe it’s our duty to let others know that we too have suffered and that we got through it. We can encourage one another, pray for and with each other.
This post is to lift my veil. Yes, I am working for the Lord but that does not exclude me from battles with the enemy. If anything he wants to attack more. I will say though, the more I intently serve God and seek him the more the enemy attacks. But the more he attacks, the more I pray to God and the deeper I go into him. The deeper I get Peace, Love and Protection, etc. I lift the veil so that others can see the journey to God in this world is tough but take heart because Christ has overcome the world. (John 16:33) Maybe someone else is serving God but going through difficult moments of depression, frustration, jealousy etc. We must pray for each other and with each other to overcome these traps of the enemy.
We have to pray for spiritual visors. ( you know like the racing horses have) Focus on Christ and living as his disciples. I know it’s not popular to truly FOR REAL, FOR REAL live for God. False prophets, crazy TV shows falsely portraying Christians, music that stirs up every spirit but the Holy Spirit of God, etc. Wars, Elections, Climate Changes, Fashion, varying beliefs, so called Secrets of Life etc. So many distractions but we have got to make up our minds that we are going to fight spiritually, mentally, emotionally, physically to follow Christ. We are here on earth for about 90 or so years. Let’s keep this question in mind….Where will we spend our eternity??
Love ya to Peace,