I recently had the pleasure of attending a Women’s Renewal Conference, the theme was Lord Help Me I’m Stuck: When Moving Forward Seems Impossible. I was so blessed by the Conference I thought I’d share with you, my readers. There were three things the speaker touched on that could keep us stuck preventing us from moving forward in the things God wants us to do. Believing the lies Satan tells us, having been hurt, disobedience or all three. She also mentioned that if we thought about it, and said I used to be stuck however, I’ve worked through my issues and still can’t seem to move forward. If that is the case, then you are in a holding pattern. That means God has to prepare the place where we are to go, or God has to prepare us for where he wants us to go.
Today I’m going to focus on the thing that had me stuck for years, and that is believing the lies Satan was telling me. Some of the lies Satan told me was, I wasn’t good enough, he made me feel shame and guilt because my mother committed suicide, I had shame and guilt because I was sexually abused therefore I felt unlovable, unworthy of anything good. I was told I was stupid and would never amount to anything. So I believed all those things preventing healing to take place. As long as I kept my mouth shut about everything and continued to believe the lies, not only would I stay in bondage, I wouldn’t be able to help anyone else who may be struggling.
God wants us totally healed therefore, we have to trust him when he allows certain things to happen in our lives. Nine times out of ten the things we go through are for someone else. We are all in this together, so we have to tell our story and in doing so we get healed and also heal someone else with our testimony. The speaker used me as an example when giving an analogy of how telling your story heals two ways. She mentioned I had been carrying around and believing all the lies Satan had been telling me since childhood, and in obedience to God I wrote a book (Revelation at Cliff House) about my past to help others. In promoting the book I needed to tell my story, in particular, the thing I was most shame and guilty about which was my mothers suicide and the sexual abuse I endured as a child. She mentioned how when I told my testimony the first few times I couldn’t get through it without crying, that was the first step to my healing once I was able to conquer that, I would be able to be used by God to help someone else.
Also it is not our fault when those things happen to us things like that are out of our control therefore we have nothing to be ashamed of or guilty about. When Satan comes at us with those lies we need to shut him down with the word of God. We are who God says we are, we are his righteousness. We are fearfully and wonderfully made, we are more than conquerors, we can do all things through Christ who strengthens us and one of my personal favorites, no weapon formed against us shall prosper. We have to know how to fight the enemy with the right weapons, because we war not against flesh and blood but against principalities and the evils of this world. The weapons of our warfare are not carnal but for the pulling down of strongholds.
The workshop wrapped up by telling us we need to STRAP UP! It is a acronym S means sit still T means tune in R means release distraction A means apply Gods word P means pit on the armor U means unify surrender to Gods will and P means proceed with power!