I invite you to read Stacye’s post on Women Walking with Jesus…
Often times we walk around with our Eyes Wide Shut and we don’t realize it. What I mean when I say “Eyes Wide Shut”? I mean, we walk around looking at the very issues that have bound us for generations, yet we can’t or just flat out refuse to confront the issues.
I grew up in a family that held onto the notion that “what happens in this house stays in this house” and “we don’t talk about our problems with other people” and “children don’t speak, unless spoken to” and “don’t you ever speak of what happen to you…no one will ever believe you!” I often reflect on these man made rules and although some of them shaped us into well-mannered adults, it also caused deep rooted curses to take hold and rob us of our voices.
As I grew into a fearless Woman of God, I’ve grown to understand the Apostle Paul even better in 1 Corinthians 1:25-28 (amplified) [This is] because the foolish thing [that has its source in] God is wiser than men and the weak thing [that springs] from God is stronger than men. 26 For [simply] consider your own call, brethren; not many [of you were considered to be] wise according to human estimates and standards, not many influential and powerful, not many of high and noble birth. 27 [No] for God selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is foolish to put the wise to shame and what the world calls weak to put the strong to shame. 28 And God also selected (deliberately chose) what in the world is lowborn and insignificant and branded and treated with contempt, even the things that are nothing, that He might depose and bring to nothing the things that are.
Walking With Jesus has taught me that what the world considers weak and foolish, God considers strong and wise! It took placing my faith in the hands of Jesus and learning to fully surrender to His will for my life, to understand without doubt, that I am fearfully and wonderfully made and nothing by any means shall separate me from the love of Christ! Walking With Jesus gives me the strength to face family members that are determined to throw past decisions in my face and past failures at my heart and because I NO LONGER walk around with my Eyes Wide Shut, I can say with self-assuredness, He who is without sin throw the first stone and because I serve a forgiving God, my sins have been forgiven and greater is He that lives in me than he that lives in the world and I am saved by grace, no longer bound, but FREE! I’m Walking With Jesus with my Eyes Wide Open and I’m loving the view…how about YOU?!
We aren’t bound by what Daddy did or what Mommy did or any of our family members have done. We can be made free, if we look each situation straight in the eye and declare that No weapon that is formed against me or my family will ever prosper and every tongue that rises up against me in judgment thou shalt condemn! Walking With Jesus…yeah that’s a good way to start!
Stacye Earl. A native Washingtonian, Minister Stacye Earl was educated in the public school systems of the District of Columbia and Maryland Suburbs; she also attended Bowie State University. A servant at heart, Minister Earl’s desire is to be a servant to ALL of God’s children and to teach others the importance of being a SERVANT in the Kingdom of God! Minister Earl is the Founder of Standing Ready Ministries and the voice behind “Standing Ready w/Minister Stacye” and “The Morning Mustard Seed” in the Leap of Faith Network and the author of “Electrified…Tapping into the Power of Positive Affirmations” and the Executive Administrator at New Hope and Deliverance Church of Holiness in Christ; Broad Trustee and Christian Education Superintendent for the Church of Holiness in Christ Organization. Please connect with Minister Stacye on facebook.com/StacyeEarlMinistries or on Twitter @MinisterStacye