Good morning, Mighty Woman of God. I speak blessings of peace, love and joy upon your life. May you flourish abundantly as you follow after our Lord, Jesus Christ.
(Ecclesiastes 4:9-12), Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their work: If one falls down, her friend can help her up. But pity the woman who falls and has no one to help her up! Also, if two lie down together, they will keep warm. But how can one keep warm alone? Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.
I replaced the words (he, him, and man), with (her, she and woman). There are so many reasons why women leave the church. Instead of lending a hand up, your sister gives you a foot down. Some women prey on other women that they can take advantage of or manipulate. Me aren't the only ones seeking vulnerable women in the church. Some women seek out friendships just to make themselves look good. Meaning as long as you can do something for them, they want you around. But the moment your realize that you are being used by them they will cut you loose.
Sometimes women put a lot into a friendship. We trust our sister with our innermost secrets and feelings. When we take our sisters trust and misuse it, we are simply telling God that we can't be trusted. We want God to help us with our ministry and we can't even be trusted. God will not trust you with His creation (woman), because He knows your heart and motives are not pure. There are so many women in the church that have been hurt by a sister in the Christ. Some women are so stuck on getting a title in front of their name. They show no love or compassion towards other women that need Godly advice or Godly friendships, someone that genuinely cares about them.
Mighty woman of God, it's time for us to stop kicking each other down. It's time to stop all that backstabbing. We don't need to push our sisters back just to get ahead. It's time to be a real Christ-like sister toward each other. We need to stop pushing each other down and start pulling one another up. There is no reason to compete if you yourself feel complete.
God says that, "when one woman falls down, we should be trying to help our sister her up". We should not have a motive as to why we are helping our sister, other than we want to show compassion to our sister in Christ.
I have taken a couple of blows in the church but I thank God that He gave me the discernment to recognize that the First Lady of the church was not a true friend. That betrayal happened to me twice. I cried and became bitter for awhile. Then I finally allowed God to heal my heart and keep me moving forward. God told me that it was my fault because I knew those particular sisters were not living according to the Word of God. I trusted man, instead of trusting the Lord. My word to you today is that when it comes to friendships, pray that the Lord will give you discernment and wisdom as to whom you let into your heart. This will save you from what I had to go through in the church. I know that once our trust is broken, it's becomes hard for us to trust again. PRAISE GOD!
Don't forget to sign up for the "Women's Conference", time is going by fast and I am getting excited about what the Lord God is going to do at the conference. Come on out for fellowship, fun, food and a spiritual move of the Spirit of the Lord. I promise you, God would not be sending me all the way from Georgia for nothing. I know that the Lord will show up, but more than that, He will meet us there. Amen! See you soon.