⚠️🚸 caution: you may get enlightened today 🤔
Have you ever been hurt by a religious organization or someone in the church?
I have …..
It’s one of the intersections of my life that I talk about in my ministry …..
This life event for my me was just like a divorce…..
I attended, invested in others, served, gave, others invested in me and was in leadership for 12 amazing years !!!
I was hurt beyond belief, angry and just like in divorce….. I lost a community of people who I thought were my friends!
This happened in 2014 and since then I have the hardest time walking through any church doors….. if I attend, I don’t get involved (just like dating), you don’t want to get too close to anyone for fear of being hurt.
I know that this is all from the enemy and I can see how others would hold a grudge against man or even blame God……
God is not the author of my hurt…..
If you have been hurt and wounded, I am here to say that I understand.
God does not care whether we go to church or not, we don’t go for him, we go for our benefit. The benefits of going to church is obviously to learn God’s word, to enter into corporate worship, to serve, and to align with people and become part of something bigger than who we are.
The enemy comes to create division because he knows that’s where our power is….with aligning with others and learning God’s word and getting to know his character.
And of course he would want to keep you from that…..
Today, I ask if you are like me, and you’ve been wounded, to forgive those who have hurt you, and if you believe God is the author of your hurt, to release forgiveness towards him today…… because he loves you!!
I know that I need continued healing in this area even as a born-again believer, called into ministry, gifted….daughter of God!!
I know that there is power and benefits in community….
Today, I am taking a step towards my healing and I’m gonna walk through some doors today!!!! 🙏👏🏻🖤⚔️➕
It may not be my church home, but I’m going to go and worship the Lord and I’m going to leave my hurt at the altar !!!!