Good afternoon, loves! Happy Tuesday! So, today, I want to talk about the tragedy that recently occurred in New Zealand on March 15, 2019 (the same day I signed out of all social media accounts), and the tragedy that occurred in the Philippines as well (When did this happen? I don’t know. You may want to fact check this). First, my condolences and prayers go out to every one who has been affected by these tragedies. There were 50 Muslims who were killed (and 50 wounded) at a mosque by a white supremacist in New Zealand, and there were 30 Christians killed my Muslim terrorists at a church in the Philippines (again, you may want to fact check this). Secondly, a terrorist attack is damaging – to people, to churches, to organizations, to businesses, to ministries…the list goes on. And to be honest, a terrorist attack can happen to you. A terrorist attack can also BE you. With damaging words, with damaging thoughts, with damaging behavior and actions. You can kill, you can steal, you can destroy, you can bomb someone without actually having a bomb or a weapon. Our words are weapons. Our thoughts, which almost always become learned behaviors and actions, are weapons.
I think about my calling, and it hurts me to think that someone felt it necessary to bomb me with their words and their behavior and actions to the point where God told me to sign out of all of my social media accounts (as a result of continuous hate, disrespect, and harassment from those on Facebook after repeatedly voicing that I do not welcome comments so that I can focus on the work of Christ; then days later, being blocked from posting and seeing all of my previous posts on Facebook – which is a violation of freedom of speech and freedom of press). So, I continued to post for the next few days (purposely skipping a day), then I followed God’s leading and signed out of all of my social media accounts on March 15, 2019 – thinking I would not return until the new year (and, in the midst of this, I was and am doing much behind the scenes for God and for Christ. My entire life is a representation of the One who loves me and the One who has saved me). Then, Instagram crashed. New Zealand happened. Philippines happened (possibly). This is not a coincidence.
You see, when you prevent God’s purposes from happening in one capacity, He will allow His purposes to happen in another capacity. It’s called sovereignty. I was reaching the lost from everywhere. I was saving people from everywhere. From all tribes and nations; all peoples and languages. With purposes higher than even I know. And now, I return (intermittently). My words and my work is powerful. When people try to make it powerless, things like terrorist attacks happen.
I’ll keep the rest of this short and sweet.
A word of advice for those who are reading this: Never try to thwart God’s plans. You will regret it. Never underestimate someone else’s gifts, talents, and calling. You will regret it. Never kill, steal, or destroy with your words, your hands, or your weapon. You will regret it. Never let a terrorist attack be you. You will certainly regret it.
Again, my prayers and condolences go out to all of those affected in the recent tragedies. Newest views on the blog from the Bahamas, Nigeria, Philippines, and the Netherlands.
You can also read more about my purpose and calling here: Finding Purpose In Christ
With God’s Love,