The worst thing any of us can do be it to a leader, a spouse, or even a friend, is to uncover the nakedness of the one whom you are assigned to cover.
The Lord taught me this lesson very early in my walk as I worked with my leader. It was an even tougher lesson, when I had to cover my spouse, who left me uncovered. And to cover a friend who set out to sabotage your life, is rough.
It is somewhat difficult to teach people how to maintain a walk of righteousness, when they are controlled by their flesh and emotions.
My leader was hard on me, growing up in ministry. There were times I had to take rebukes for reacting to the things people said and did to me, that were unfair, but he taught me character and how to keep a level head when faced with opposition.
He taught me how to always gauge my reaction and words according to the word and character of God. No matter how people treat you or how they talk about you don’t allow it to distract you from your assignment. Because of learning this discipline and taking the correction I was able to yet walk in love and stay in character when faced with a marriage to a man who did everything he could to break me.
To this day he is yet trying to figure out how I was able to yet treat him like a husband, do for him, and respect him as the head, when he treated me like nothing and less than a woman.
One thing the late Mother Geneva Washington taught me is never to never allow a man who is not secure, entrap you in his insecurity. Maintain your position as a virtuous woman even when you have a do wrong man. That always stayed with me!
Staying on course even with those that were friends that secretly wanted me to fail was a challenged that I quickly learned. I learned to discipline my emotions so that when separation had to come, even if it hurt, I was yet able to forgive pick up and move on.
Have people misunderstood that action? Yes, because I have learned not to let anything paralyze me in my progress. I never allow situations to bring me to a point of despair and hopelessness.
I don’t allow anyone but God to have that kind of control over me. Learning these things have help me to continue to maintain my assignment be it covering someone in leadership standing beside a mate or interceding for a friend.
I never allow anything to push me out of my purpose and will of God for my life. If we can always govern ourselves according to the word, ways and character of God we will see great change in our attitudes and character that will cause others to learn from our godly behavior.
No matter what always remember your assignment to the person God has connected to your life!!n The Lord would speak to me and say, I am counting on you daughter to always maintain your position! That’s what a good soldier a dedicated wife and loyal friend does.
~ Apostle Barbara R. Thomas
|Apostle Barbara R. Thomas is founder of I Come to Heal Ministries, A Woman’s touch Ministry, The Next Dimension Global Outreach Ministries and Spoken Word School of Ministry and she is on a mission travelling the world proclaiming the Gospel for soul to be won to the Kingdom of God. She has a mandate on her life to help brings others to their divine purpose.|