James 10:10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life and have it more abundantly more abundantly.
When I was four years old I had my first experience with death. I was on a fishing trip with my family. My parents love to fish. I was taught how to fish early on, so this most certainly was not my first time being out by the lake with my family. We all had our own fishing pole, but being an overactive little kid when my parents weren’t looking I grabbed one of their poles and sat in their chair. Before I knew it there was a mighty tug so strong at the pole that it lifted my entire body from that chair and I went full body hard into the lake. All I remember is my face hitting water. I have no recollection after that. My mom said she was the one who jumped in after me to pull me out. When she pulled me out no one would come help. There was only one guy, a white guy who came over to give me CPR that brought me back.
When I was in my early twenties I was crossing the street on my way to see my best friend Yolanda. I had the light, but as I stepped out into the street a woman in an SUV hit knocked me right into the street. The awesome part is I was able to get up without a scratch as the driver was crying and in tears. Officers wanted me to go to the hospital, my mom was at work so I had them just take to my best friend’s house with her and her mom. I walked away from getting hit by an SUV!!!!
Then I remember years later coming home from work late and I am walking down the street by myself, I thought what I heard behind me were just leaves rustling along the sidewalk in the late summer breeze, but it was really a gunman running up on me to rob. At gun point he snatched my purse and ran, the next day a garbage man returned my purse to my house.
Why was the enemy trying to take me out so badly??!! He was already afraid of who I was going to be and what I can accomplish not only for myself, but for the kingdom.
See I have always had dreams, but I hadn’t always been driven. There are and were so many things in life that I want to accomplish, but I was being held back due to fear, doubt, circumstance, heartbreak and finance. There was always something, but those things keeping me from my destiny weren’t of God.
The more I got into my word the more I realized it was the enemy on his job. See the devil knows how amazing you are before you even realize a portion of your potential. So he’ll use whatever he can to distract you from your destiny. If he let you see the purpose and promises God has for you, he knows you’d be a mighty force that he’d have no control over. If he let you realize that God created you for greatness, to have dominion, to live abundantly, then he would lose. Understand that there are other people depending on you to walk in your destiny. Their blessing, their lesson, their plug, their breakthrough could is connected to you. The devil doesn’t want to risk you getting saved and saving others. If he let you see that prosperity, provision, healing, wealth and health are promised to you he wouldn’t have any power.
The devil will make you fall in love with the very thing he’d use to destroy you. He’ll use that relationship, he’ll use alcoholism, he’ll use addiction, he’ll use your own mouth to speak negativity over yourself and keep you in bondage. What I’ve learned is that even if life feels like you’re being crucified, you can be resurrected. What I have had to realize is that even when I feel like I am at my low, my God promises that he will place me high above nations. What I know is that what the devil meant for evil God will turn it around for my good and he won’t allow an attack without advancement.
That my friends is the purpose of this blog. To share my experiences with you and encourage you in God ensuring you that through it all you can always be filled, healed and restored by the almighty God.
From my heart to yours,