In a letter to the visitors of my website, I wrote the following:
"...In this year I aim to let my light shine in all the areas God desire for me to shine. I would like to encourage you to do the same. As Kurt Carr, in his song: 'Don't Let Your Light Go Out', says:
"When your light touches my light, that's enough light to take away the darkness of the world...together you and I are bright enough to illuminate the world."
Therefore, I'm encouraging you to let your light shine this year, if like me you've allowed the spirit of fear to keep you bound in 2011. Someone is waiting on you to stir up the gifts within you and begin to shine a light into their dark world. God has invested in you the gift(s) necessary to fulfil His purpose in your life. There is no better time than now to begin to shine. "You and I are strong enough to make a difference in the world." Unfortunately, the enemy of our souls doesn't want us to realise the truth, and so we live our lives in doubt and fear. But we were warned of this, in St. John 10:10. Satan comes to steal, kill and destroy. I personally have allowed him to rob me of my joy. But the Scripture verse goes on to say that Jesus came to give life and give it in abundance. So I have purposed in my life to live a more fulfilled life this year and continue to move forward.
I learnt how to claim the Word and activate the power within me to love...to forgive...and to keep praise alive. I learnt that God gave me the spirit of power, of love and a sound mind. I learnt that He gave me the garment of praise to replace the spirit of heaviness. The more I learn of Him and apply His word to my everyday life, the more chains have been broken and the more I am experiencing freedom to live again. I learnt that he who the Son sets free is free indeed. And this is what I am trying to share with you here on Write 2 Shine.
So go-ahead! Start your journey of discovering a deeper, more personal relationship with God this year and allow Him to free you from captivity. Jesus is the truth and knowing the truth will set you free. If you have already found the truth then share it with others, that's how we spread the love. God bless you and thank you for visiting W2S.
In His Service
Your sister in Christ
19th January 2012."
Today, just over a month later, I find that I need to apply this advice to my life. I am seriously struggling to move forward with what I know I am supposed to be doing. I am angry and frustrated so I am searching myself and asking: Am I fainting? Am I failing to stay in His will? Am I falling? So I am reaching out to the wider community asking that you remember me in your prayers as I continue to seek God's direction. At the same time, encourage yourself in the Lord and don't let your light go out either. We need each other to survive.
The darts come from many directions and it hurts more when it comes from the ones we expect to help us over our hills and mountains. It hurts when we are in a place of darkness and it seems like those individuals do not care enough to get their hands dirty in helping us see the light. I want to be among people who have a heart for hurting souls, people who love enough to help a fallen soldier get back on their feet. When this is lacking it makes me angry and that puts my soul in danger. I don't want to lose my way, niether do I want to see others lose their way but I'm finding getting the balance right a real struggle. Then I get angry with myself for not handling things better.
I am holding on to His promise that He will never leave me nor forsake me. I have faith that God will work through someone, through nature or whichever way He desires, to fulfill His promise in our lives, today.
Thank you Christian and to the rest of your who have been praying. Thanks for your continued support in prayer and friendship. I was blessed by your encouraging emails and FB messages. Prayers are working and God is moving. Be blessed and continue to be a blessing to others. I love you!
First, I am continuously praying for you, my sister. This is an excellent article and inspiring. Let us stand together with our Shields of Faith. Like the spartans of old we can hold a phalanx and defend against the fiery darts of the enemy. Put on the whole Armor of God! Having done all to stand...stand, sister. Keep serving!