Thank you Jesus!
I say this today for the breakthrough that He allowed to happen in my life: Father God FINALLY gave me the eyes to see into the lies of the enemy.
God delivered me: today. From toxic people. Toxic thoughts. They no longer run my life and no longer does passive bullying.
According to http://www.headsup.org.au, passive bullying:
“Can be harder to spot and can often be overlooked as a result. It can include subtle things such as offhand negative remarks or jokes; undermining colleagues through the quiet spread of misinformation; sabotaging a colleague’s work by withholding information; or deliberately socially excluding people. Bullying via email, text message, social media or instant messaging can also be harder for managers to pick up on.”
I put up with passive bullying: for one year. While I choose to not go into what those who passively bullied me did to hurt me, I can definitely say that God’s hand was upon me and that He delivered me from the toxic people. It was an act of God that allowed me to see into the enemy and his lies.
I was more than gracious, allowing my naive, innocent, and kind personality to be taken advantage of by people who I thought were my friends. I thank God for removing them from my life and for empowering me to move forward so that I can use 2018 to do what is necessary to heal and take charge of my life.
“God is in the midst of her, she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns.”~Psalm 45:5, ESV~
I have forgiven the friends that passively bullied me. I have also released them to the Lord. I love them, but choose to not have them in my life so that I can use 2018 as a year to heal from the mental and emotional wounds they inflicted on me.
~”I, I am, he who blots out your transgressions for my own sake, and I will not remember your sins. Put me in remembrance, let us argue together; set forth your case, that you may be proved right.”~Isaiah 43:25-26, ESV~
Even though the mental and emotional scars that God allowed me to go through were painful and I did not understand why God allowed me to go through them, I now understand. God had a BETTER plan for my life.
~”For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope. Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will hear you. You will seek me and find me, when you seek me with all your heart. I will be found by you, declares the Lord, and I will restore your fortunes and gather you from all the nations and all the places where I have driven you, declares the Lord, and I will bring you back to the place from which I sent you into exile.”~Jeremiah 29:11-14, ESV~
God wanted me to go my own way and follow the destiny He had planned for me: with my church family to support me. While I did not fully know the purpose that God put my church family in my life, I can now safely say that God had better people (my church family) in mind for me who are for me: not against me, and will ultimately stand by me in the rough times. I praise God for them!
With that said, I walk into 2018, strong, bold, confident, and full of light and life for my church family and others around me to witness Jesus in and through me.
I go into 2018….
- full of energy.
- destined for greatness (because I am fully confident in the destiny God has planned for me! 🙂 )
- As light, as God ordained me to be.
I thank You Jesus for my life and for those who You can use me to be a witness for in this dark world. Thank You for those who love me. Thank You for my church family. Thank You for the truth that is found in Your Living Word and that it pierces, even the lies of the enemy. May that light You placed in me continue to shine forth as You continue to mold me into the bold and confident woman who you have called me to become, in Your precious name! I release my past and those who passively bullied me into your hands and am ready for the destiny You have for me:
Starting today. I give you all of the glory, the honor, and the praise.
In Jesus’ Name,
Thank you for taking the time to read this blog, dear reader! God bless you and keep you! 🙂
~”For with you is the fountain of life, in your light do we see light.”~Psalm 36:9, ESV~