My dear friend,
I have been watching you closely these last few months, from a distance, kind of like an out of body experience and tonight I have decided that there are a few things I need to say to you. So, get comfortable and listen closely.
I know better than anyone what you have been through. I know your pain. I have experienced the rejection, the words that cut like a sword. I know your loneliness. Look into my eyes and know that I have seen your struggle and please know that I am not minimizing what you have been through but, my darling friend, it is time to let all this go. It is time that you stop allowing all that has happened and all that may happen to defeat you. Do you not realise who you are? No? Well, let me tell you.
Beloved, you are a child of the living God. You know the God who created the heavens and the earth? The One who created animals, and starry nights, and waterfalls? The One who created rainbows, and snow, and daisies? The One who created Kind David, Jeremiah the prophet, and the super brave Daniel? Yes, that One. Well, He created you too. When I look at you, can I tell you what I see? I see the true you. Not the you with the carefully constructed façade to keep everyone at arm’s length. No, I see you as the Creator sees you. I see strength, a fearless lioness. I see joy and a quiet confidence. I see boldness to speak the truth in a decaying world – I have watched you get rejected because of this truth that you speak; and I have watched you get back up, dust yourself off and carry on, so why now, friend, are you giving up? If you have run with footmen, and they have wearied you, then how can you contend with horses? Keep going, don’t give up, for you are made to contend with horses. Don’t you know that with God you are unconquerable? Don’t you know the amazing plan He has for you? Don’t you know that you were born for such a time as this? Speak the truth, friend. Speak it with boldness and courage, for the mighty Lion of Judah roars over you, fiercely protecting you. His promise is on you, child. It’s time to believe it, because you’re a warrior, a soldier, part of Yahweh’s army.
Forget what people said about you. Forget what they think of you. Forget all that because Yahweh is doing a new thing in your life. Stop being so hard yourself. Stop striving for perfection, it is unattainable. Let me let you in on a secret: you’re human; you are going to make so many more mistakes in your life. Give yourself grace, stop all this bullying. Love yourself. Treat yourself like you would your dearest friend, in fact, be your own dearest friend.
Lovely, it is time to sing that song. Sing out loud and let your voice be heard, for it’s a song of victory and it’s written in the earth. Believe in yourself. God had so much faith in you that He put you on this earth, He knew that one day He would tell you, “Well done, My good and faithful servant.” Have that same faith in yourself. And when times are tough, because there will be hard days, know that whatever the future may bring, that I am rooting for you. I believe in you.
It is time.
All my love,