Abuse is never acceptable! In many of my past relationships, abuse, whether it was physical, verbal or emotional, played a common theme in them all. Hurt people, hurt people! You’d be surprised at the level of disfunction in some people’s families or relationships. Unfortunately for some it’s the new normal! Causing years of trauma, pain, and delayed dreams and visions. For some, visions and dreams that never make it to see the light of day. Is that you?
For a long time I thought it was alright to be cursed at, or hit on. At one point it became my new normal and suddenly I was hitting back and cursing back. If only I had known what I know now about God’s love and about the gifts of the spirit, my path would look very different.
The Lord tells us to judge them by their fruit. The fruit of the spirit is a sure way of telling the true character and heart of a man.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law. (Bible gateway)
Many of us women, deal with lots of invisible monsters. Are you dealing with an invisible monster? Something only you can see or give witness to? Abusers. Cheaters. Noncompliant fathers. Financial struggles. All of these, just to name a few. But everyday we get up and we keep it moving! Everyday we wear our ” makeup,” to hide and ” conceal,” our scars, when God is saying enough! He’s saying enough daughter! Let me take that. Lay your burdens down. Let me remove you from that. Let me heal your scars!
See, we can hide our pain from our kids, our friends and our family! But what about our Father in Heaven? He sees all things! When you see failure after another explosive fight, or an ugly reflection looking back at you in the mirror after receiving a black eye, He sees beauty! He sees gold. He sees a daughter living a life of hell that she was never meant to endure!
Let me ask you this—how much do you value yourself? Are you in a relationship that reflects God’s love? Or the gifts of the spirit? Or are you in a situation where you are being abused and treated badly? A situation where you know you deserve more and should have left yesterday?
It’s never too late to start over. I don’t care if it’s been 10 years. You can still pray for God to make a way for you to leave that situation, Job, or friendship! Think about your purpose. Think about your kids. Think about what our father in Heaven would say about this. Would He approve?
In honor of you awesome ladies, and our annual event ” Woman Rise & Evolve,” we want to let you know that we are hear for you and we see you! Come and join us June 15th in Albany 9-12:30pm. Let’s start fresh. Let’s rise up together in the name of Jesus and dance into 2020 launching that businesses, that ministry, and living the life God ordained for us to live!
Remember, be fearless and be fierce! 🌸
Xoxoxo AWP Team 👑