Life brings a lot of challenges and it's human nature to complain and sometimes want to give up. It's God’s will for us to trust him and stand on his word leaning not unto our own understanding. In those moments of going through whether it be divorce, children acting up, financial problems, sickness, being talked about , lied on, feeling lonely, being cheated on, church folks mistreating you, family have counted you out, whatever it may be, we must realize that what we’re facing IS NECESSARY. Sounds crazy, huh? Well the word of God says in Luke 12:48, to whom much is given much is required. This tells me in order for me to gain the blessings of the Lord there’s a process to it. And in that process we never know what’s going to be required of us. Here is an example. In order to tell someone the Lord is a healer you’re going to have to become sick. You don’t know what sickness is coming until it happens. It may be cancer, high blood pressure, heart failure, or diabetes. That sickness is NECESSARY!!!! I prayed for my God ordained husband and little did I know I was going to have to go through a process in order to get what I prayed for. That prayer caused me to go through two divorces with men I chose. I was lied to, cheated on, and taken for granted. Sometimes I felt unappreciated and neglected. In my going through I didn’t understand it, but once I got in a place with the Lord I soon realized all that I went through was NECESSARY. IT WAS NECESSARY in order to be blessed with what I have asked the Lord for along with even being prepared to be the wife I needed to be. The process showed me myself - the ugliness inside of me that included bitterness, the inability to forgive, hurt, anger, resentment and rejection. Without the process I would not have ever known what my heart harbored and I wouldn’t’ have ever received DELIVERANCE. IT WAS NECESSARY!!!
As a parent I prayed and asked the Lord to teach me how to be a MOTHER to each one of my daughters. Well, I have three Queens and they are all different individuals with three different minds and three different attitudes. Each of us had our own process to go through to get our wanted and much needed blessing. My God!!!! I went through running away, drugs, stealing, lying, boys, teen sex, smart mouth, one being violated and the list goes on and on. As the parent I cried and wanted to give up on them. I fussed, cursed, whooped their behinds, stressed, and stayed depressed. I honestly wanted to throw in the towel some days. Well again once I got in that place with the Lord I soon realized that it was all NECESSARY for me to become that MOTHER and not the momma I had been all those years. So now I know how to listen and communicate with them. I know how to love them the way they need and want me to be as a mother. There’s no more stressing or even thinking of giving up on them. Hallelujah! Yes it’s easier said than done, but all we have to do is have FAITH and know that it’s going to work for your good. Don’t allow the devil to trick your mind into complaining, doubting, being fearful, or wanting to give up. Think back on all that JESUS endured for us. He was beat, spit on, lied on, crucified - IT WAS NECESSARY!!! Daniel being thrown in the lion’s den was NECESSARY. Shadrach, Meshach and Abednego being thrown into the fiery furnace was NECESSARY. Joseph being betrayed by his own brothers, sold, lied on was NECESSARY. We have to understand that our past mistakes were NECESSARY in order to become who the Lord has called us to be.
What you ask the Lord for in your prayer time is going to require something from you. Prepare your minds and hearts to say YES and endure because at the end you’ll see IT’S WAS NECESSARY!!!! I pray this has encouraged you.
Prophetess LeiTiesha Jackson
We never know how strong we are until being strong is all we can be.This thing called life here on earth can sometimes knock you down and you feel like there’s no way to get up. Well, I know different now after being in that place one time too many. I was knocked down when my ex-husband committed suicide out of no where leaving me with two Queens to raise alone. I was knocked down when I gave my heart to a married man thinking he would one day make me his wife and give me that life of happiness I so much desired. I was knocked down when I found out the man I called daddy wasn’t my biological father. I was knocked down when I found out my child was violated by someone I treated as my own child. I was knocked down when I found out some of my own family members had been sleeping with my husband. I was knocked down when folks in the church turned their back on me, speaking judgement upon me. I was knocked down when I found out my so-called besties were jealous of me and didn’t want to see me happy and with a good man. Yes Hunni!!!! I have been knocked down many times, but I ALWAYS found a way back up and kept pushing. Hallelujah!
The word of God says we are pressed on all sides, but not crushed: perplexed, but not in despair: persecuted, but not forsaken: struck down, but not destroyed (2Corithians 4:9). It’s in the word that I found my strength and still finding my strength today as trials and attacks arise in my life. We have to go through for the Glory of the Lord. The things I mentioned should have caused me to lose my mind and give up on life, but the devil is a liar because I’M NOT EASILY BROKEN!!! Yes it knocked me down, but it didn’t break the warrior inside of me. I chose to fight for my joy, happiness, peace of mind, strength, and my children and for ME. We have to trust and believe in God who said he’ll never put more on us than we could bare. People of God, you can't let that rape, being molested, that divorce, your haters, those lies, the loss of your job or home, the deaths of your loved ones, the betrayal of family and friends, jealousy of others, being cheated on , teen pregnancy, past mistakes break you down to the point of no return. You have to make a choice that you will NOT BE EASILY BROKEN.
Yes it’s ok to get knocked down, but you can’t stay down. The Lord has too much purpose for your life for you to stay down. Your husband, children, wife, mother, father, friend, co-worker, that homeless person, that stripper, that other broken woman, that young girl or boy, that prostitute needs you. Yes, those people need you so you can’t allow the enemy to break you. I know sometimes it’s easier said than done, but because I didn’t break and now I’m encouraging and ministering the word of God to God’s people I know you can too. So tell that devil I might bend to the left and right with tears flowing down my face. I might even get knocked down on my knees and sometimes to my stomach thinking of giving up, but I will NOT BE EASILY BROKEN.
May this word encourage you to push, press, stand and never give up on anything or anyone in life.
By Prophetess LeiTieshia