I mentioned in part one of this post,Moving RIght Along, about going to a church to check out something, that I kind of knew God was through with, but sometimes because of circumstances, we make the decision to do what we want to do.
The truth of the matter is God had spoken to me about someone in my church observing me and trust me this was a very attractive man. And just when he and I were about to get acquainted, he left the church because the founder came back. Truthfully, in the beginning it was hard because I was sure that he and I would have some sort of dating relationship, even if he was not the one.
I have requested and deleted his friendship on Facebook a few times, because I was going back and forth for a while about the whole thing. But the truth is, God showed me in a dream what it was and He let me know that was over. It was not meant to become more, period case closed.
Recently, something happened that discouraged me, so I decided to revisit this dead situation once again. This time, I decided, I am going to go see if there could be more even though the Lord already told me there would not be. After all, why get involved with someone who is NOT your mate and risk getting tangled up in a relationship and possibly marrying someone who is not mean for you. Those are my thoughts now, but at the time, I didn’t feel that way.
So I asked the Lord about this situation and promised the Lord I would abide by what he showed me and not rebel. So this morning I told my friend that I had gotten the address to this mans new church and she was excited and she said to me “let’s go for a visit”. I smiled and said yes, let’s do that.
As service transpired, my Pastor was sharing from his heart as he does and began to share a story about extending an olive branch to a man who left the church and started his own ministry. Well my Pastor did just that and the minister’s assistant responded to my pastor and told him he was full of you know what and yes they used profanity.
My friend and I both gasped and looked at each other and I whispered that I thought it might be that Pastor and she agreed and she said to me “we won’t be going there”. God gave me a clear answer.
Now someone might read this and say, well that was his assistant, how do you know he even knew what was going on? All I can say to you is that to me was a big STOP SIGN and I will not go past it.
The good thing about it is that I have no emotional ties to this man, so for me, I may have been curious and really wanted to see and visit, but I will not go pass this stop sign. That door is closed.
For someone reading this, God is showing you blaring caution signs, but your emotions are getting in the way and you are still thinking about doing something that God has already said no to. For some, it’s matter of the heart (love situation). For someone else, it’s just a desire to do something that you want to do, but God has said a big blaring no, but you are still consider doing it.
Listen, if God has shown you that person is a liar, beware, because they may lie on YOU. If God has shown you the true character of that man or woman, yes, don’t judge them, but don’t connect with them either. If you do you will live to regret it.
For me it’s easy. He is gone and it’s over. No need in me tempting fate. And this time, I am deleting him from Facebook for the last and final time. There will be no going back. After all God told me there is another man COMING. 😉
1 Samuel 15:22-23
Amplified Bible (AMP)
22 Samuel said, Has the Lord as great a delight in burnt offerings and sacrifices as in obeying the voice of the Lord? Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice, and to hearken than the fat of rams.
23 For rebellion is as the sin of witchcraft, and stubbornness is as idolatry and teraphim (household good luck images). Because you have rejected the word of the Lord, He also has rejected you from being king.