As a man or woman of God, there will be trials and tribulations, ups, downs and disappointments. You may wonder there is a way of avoiding being falsely accused but there is not. If you find yourself in this position, the best thing to do is get on your knees to fast and pray. It doesn’t hurt to ask someone to intercede or to talk to someone to release your frustration. If you are single, there is less warfare but when you get married, it is twice the battle and warfare. Why? There are two people instead of one and the devil would like nothing better to chip away at the foundation you’ve built and to sift your marriage like wheat. This is jot the time to run or create distance between the two of you, but it is a time to pray. Trials are supposed to bring you closer together, not apart. I will say this and listen carefully. In marriage (or single), there will be battles you will need to face alone for your own spiritual growth and to draw closer to God. Any challenges we face in life should and will bring you closer to Him.❤
Why am I being persecuted?
Well. Without the testing of your faith or you going through, there would be no testimony nor glory to give to God. I want to make this perfectly clear. What you are going through right now is to help someone else. There is purpose for the constant attacks, blows and false accusations. This is the time where God will step in and show His power, vindication and glory in your life.
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not to your own understanding. I all ways knowledge Hi. And He shall direct your path.
I wrote this book for the single men and women of God. There have been many ladies in whom I’ve counseled and ministered to over the years who were having issues dealing with their singleness and felt frustrated. Some of those ladies are courting, engaged and married now, but others still are waiting (some will not be for long 😊). I shared my testimony out of obedience and hoping it will encourage someone else. If you have not gotten a copy of my book, you may go to https://payhip.com/b/cKnV. The cost is $9.50 and it will bless you! Share this link with others and let’s encourage everyone we can! There are no preview pages so you will need to purchase before reading.
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I just want to let you know that God is a just God and He loves us so much. You must understand the love He has for us is to be shown to other people. In this world, you are going to run into some difficult people; some will grow to like you while some never will. You must keep in mind we are not here to be liked but to win souls for Christ; not to be be well known and popular.
Some of the assignments God gives can be revealed to you right away, along with the details; some will not and details be hidden for a long period of time. You will feel as if an assignment is so clueless and wonder, “What is going on?” In those moments, lean on God and He will show you everything you need to know. Some things you will feel “blind” to until due time. God knows His children and some of us have a stubborn streak that will not wait. In spite of the assignment, remember everything will work out for your good (Romans 8:28). Keep your eyes on the prize. God is pleased with your obedience. Trust Him.
Everyone is going through hard times and there are things we go through that are quite unexpected and overwhelming. You feel like your back is against the wall and no one seems to understand your frustration or pain. Some of you are living from paycheck to paycheck; day by day and just financially treading above water. It’s like you pay one bill and here comes something else. You are staying with relatives and no one is getting along; you can cut the tension in the air with a knife. Peace comes and goes and you just can’t wait to be out on your own and paying rent at your own house. People know you are in need and will not help nor refer you to someone that can assist you. There is so much to do and think about all at on time. Your loved ones don’t ease the frustration so what do you do?
The first thing you need to do is pray and place your burdens in the hands of God. I know it is hard because you can’t see Him or what He is doing but God is present in your times of blessings and when you feel troubled. Cast all your cares upon Him for He cares for you. Nothing surprises God; He knows the end from the beginning.
Pray and pour your heart out to God. Have a good cry and let it all out. Put on some praise and worship music. Worship your way out of the hurt and frustration; thank God in advance for your upcoming breakthroughs. There id nothing that God cannot do. He can do anything but fail.
There was a time where I questioned why I was not married and had no mate. I had went through a trying and painful time but I felt ready to be in a relationship. I saw people getting into relationships, having engagement parties, bridal showers and getting married. I had my share of feeling alone and left out but I didn’t allow my feelings to rule me. Facebook was a platform I used (and still use) to minister to other ladies. I had no idea I’d have a ministry to encourage other ladies who came from different walks of life but wanted to walk through the same door; having a godly love to call our own. This ministry suddenly manifested in the midst of me dealing with residual heartache, pain and spiritual warfare. The biggest battle I came up against during my singleness is the battle of the mind. I conquered the battle by professing the Word of God over myself, reading my Bible, praise and worship and being encouraged in the Lord. In my singleness, I found purpose for my pain and in exchange God would later give me beauty for my ashes.
Excerpt from “What Is The Reason For The Single Season”
Just like gold goes through the necessary steps of being purified, your flesh goes through a process during your season of preparation in your singleness. Some parts of this season you will feel isolated and at times alone but God is with you. Being purged is the step that you can’t skip and must go through to be cleansed of those things that are not of God (ungodly soul ties, unclean spirits, pointless relationships, etc) and in turn (once this step is complete) to be filled with things that are of God and reflect His character and attributes. Remember…new wine cannot be poured into old wineskins!
But the fruit of the spirit is love, joy, peace, long-suffering, gentleness, goodness, faith
Meekness, temperance; against such there is no law.
I must tell you the truth and be honest with you. Being purged is not easy and it is very uncomfortable, especially for your flesh; for it always at war with your spirit. Your flesh goes against the things of God (sexual perversion, etc.) while your spirit yearns and comes into agreement with the Word of God (sexual purity, humility,etc.).
There is a blessing in the pressing so don’t grow weary in the process. Let God cleanse you and clean you up. It will be well worth it. ❤
Excerpt from "What Is The Reason For The Single Season"
In this life you will go through may trials, tribulations and disappointments. Some things will happen to you that could have been prevented while other things occured out of your control. Going through certain things weigh and pull you down; making you feel weary and drained. Our trials tend to take the most oontrol over us when we try and fix something using our own strength. We must stand on the Word of God and rely on His strength to bring us through. We must have the mindset above the norm and put on the mind of Christ.
Phillipians 2:5 Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.
We have to stand strong and lean on God; hold onto Him with all of our minds, hearts and souls. Keep our eyes on Him and trust that He can fix anything because He is God.
My brethren, count it all joy when ye fall into diverse temptations; knowing this that the trying of your faith worketh patience
But let patience have her perfect work that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing.
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I am writing this post for a specific reason. It has been awhile since I have blogged but it is because I was working on a book 📚 (which is completed and published) and dealing with tremendous warfare (comes suddenly and without warning) and busy with the daily routine of life. First and foremost I want to say this. As Christians, you will be persecuted and the people you least expect will turn their backs on you but God will give you new friends to speak a word into your life to refresh 🔃 your spirit and give you encouragement. The battles you are facing right now is nothing compared to the glory God will reveal in your life; among your friends, family and foes. Trials and tribulations will come. You will suffer loss but will be restored. You will suffer slander and betrayal but will be vindicated and your enemies and those who have come against you will be put to shame. I must be real. The years 2016 and this year have been the most hellish of all time. Of course I know I’ve dealt with warfare but these years have been mor intense and it affected me physically, to a point where the stress of last year was causing my hair to break off and last year having to wear braids (weave) to get it back to growing. In August of 2016, I lost my car 🚗 in the Cincinnati flood, was asked to leave my apartment (due to the ignorance of my eldest daughter’s boyfriend and her having issues on our apartment complex property and in my apartment…(what a mess!)…) …I was forced to resign from my job due to no means of transportation and having to move before my lease was up. Fortunately (Thank God!) my landlord knew what I had been going through and she gave me a notice to move with no eviction attached to it. In September, I moved out of state sooner than I expected due to my circumstances. Doors had closed and finances dried up, making things uncomfortable.
Before I go any further I must say that people will not agree when God moves you or when you at obedient to Him. You still must go forth and press on towards the mark of the prize. Kids will not agree. Friends will not agree and most definitely your enemies will not agree but be obedient.
September of 2016, I relocated out of state and 15 days later I landed a job working at a place I enjoyed at a warehouse (seasonal) that paid more than my previous job and offered more hours. In December I was laid off. I saw a job opportunity but then I didn’t pay attention to it. The very end of January I saw the opportunity again, applied for it and was told my start date. Now. The devil hates when God blesses you so he sends distractions. During the time of starting this job came much warfare and the enemy did not want me to have this job. He tried to get me to give it up but refused. This one paid more than the last one and I was surprised and shocked because I was willing to accept the previous wage I had! My hair started growing and even my nails. In about six months I found my hair back to where it used to be and growing like dandelions in grass. I found peace and felt like I could breathe a little more. God restored some things I didn’t even pray for but He knew I wanted and needed. When I relocated I was able to finish my first Ebook! Praise God! ❤ When you feel like you are swimming in trials and tribulations, you have to keep your eyes on God as things come. Look at what is going on in the spiritual realm more so than the natural. Keep focused and pray without ceasing. If you find yourself falling asleep while praying, get up and walk around until you are finished. The devil hates when you pray. When you find yourself in a place to bless someone financially, do bless others as unto the Lord. When you are in a spiritual battle, you must fight back, even when you feel like the heat of the trial has burned you…hold onto your faith. I must tell you that everyone will mot be happy when you get blessed and elevated by God. Some people are not looking forward to your breakthrough season; for you to receive that house or even want you to have someone to call your own. As much of a heart you have for people, they will not have the same heart for you. The biggest warfare you will face is when you are either in the midst of a breakthrough or right before it…In less than a month I found myself with no car, no place to live and lastly no job. Doors were closed and folks wanted me to stay in a dry land and be on a constant struggle. People thought I had done something wrong when I lost these things and laughed behind my back and in my face, saying that God was punishing me for something. I rebuked them and made it clear that there is a reason for everything. God is in control. I didn’t know what God was doing ad even cried about things but I had to worship, pray and praise anyhow. You have to take time and laugh in the enemy’s face and fight him back with the word of God. Don’t back down because he got a hit out on you. Utilize your authority and remember who you are in God. Keep looking up and keep your eyes on God. He will make a way in the wilderness and cool off the fire. You will come out as golf and not smelling of smoke. Trust Him.❤ There is purpose in your trials, pain and tribulations. Press through. God has His eyes on you.
God is the One you will always need and He should always come first and foremost and without hesitation be priority. You must understand that human beings can only do so much and are imperfect and will bring forth disappointment. There will be times where you will be going through spiritual warfare and no one can help you but God; a man/woman can pray for you but it is God that will bring you through that difficult situation. When you find yourself feeling alone on the battlefield, God is right there with you and protecting you from all weapons of the devil and you being in the shadow of His wings, you will find refuge. The peace that passes all understanding is nothing that can come from a man or a woman, but it especially comes from your Heavenly Father, the Almighty God. Before you decide to give your heart to a man/woman, make sure you place your heart into the hands of God. Trials and tribulations come to purge, strengthen and draw us closer to God. You must know that God doesn’t get joy in seeing His child suffering but His joy comes from you loving on Him; praise and worship and getting the glory out of your life. He loves to see His child smile and communicate to Him in prayer. Your heart is fragile like glass and it is to be handled with care. God love you and has a wonderful plan for your life and your best interests in mind. He will give the joy you never had and peace through the storms. Give Him your heart. You will be glad you did. ❤