No, you can’t have access!
No, I am not available!
Enough is enough!
Not today! Not another day!!
All kinds of alerts warring for my attention, from ring tones to beeps to dings to voices singing,” Venning, minister, Lennie, honey, momma etc,.”
I had, had it up to my skin of chinny-chin,-chin. I had to finally say, “enough is enough!”
After nearly dropping to my knees, a question dropped in my spirit as I quieted myself; “Why are you so accessible, Lennie? Does God have as much access as everyone else? How accessible are you to Him? In what order does He come?”
I had to do some assessment and quickly. I had come to realize whether it’s night or day, when a call or text signals, I usually drop everything. When there is a knock at the door, I answer. If I am praying, I even stop to check, thinking it’s my children or my husband. Yes, I have to answer them because they might be hurt or need me, wow right?
I never really thought about it until I had, had enough. I believe it was God’s way of getting my attention. My phone had been actively going off all morning and with each answer, I became more and irritated because it was medial matters, some of which I had to stop and say to myself, “really, did you call me for this?”
I had to do some evaluation, because even if my children was in trouble; I couldn’t immediately do anything. They live hundreds to thousands of miles away from me. I had others calling to share thing I had no desire to know. They weren’t asking for advice; they just wanted an ear. I had others calling to talk about people I knew nothing about.
I had to come face to face with myself and said, “Lennie you got to get it together girl. You have become an open door ministry to somethings that shouldn’t enter your spirit. You are eating and drinking somethings that you shouldn’t be consuming. You cannot be nobody savior, because there’s only one and you need that One yourself.”
Mind you, this is not the norm for me, because people don’t usually chose my ear for dumping. Now I know why I became vexed in my spirit. Each opening to our bodies can potentially contaminate our soul. We must remain steadfast in tearing it down before it destroys. Don’t use foul or abusive language. Let everything you say be good and helpful, so that your words will be an encouragement to those who hear them. Ephesians 4:29
- We tend to take on cares that the we weren’t built to carry. “Commit your way to the LORD, Trust also in Him, and He will do it,” Psalms 37:5.
- We have to guard the door to our spirit. We have to keep an open door to only Him, so let’s proclaim, “Hallelujah! Thank God! Pray to him by name! Tell everyone you meet what he has done! Sing him songs, belt out hymns, translate his wonders into music! Honor his holy name with Hallelujahs, you who seek God. Live a happy life! Keep your eyes open for God, watch for his works; be alert for signs of his presence, Psalms 105:1-4. Let’s take Paul’s advice, “Finally, brethren, whatever things are true, whatever things are noble, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report, if there is any virtue and if there is anything praiseworthy; meditate on these things,” Philippians 4:8.
- It’s alright to not answer every call because when we do, we sometime do more harm than good. We have to be mindful of how people see us, because we can become their “god.” He has warned, “Thou shalt have no other gods before me,” Exodus 20:3.
- A tangible and accessible god, yes, ever since the beginning of time, the people desired a god they could see. You do know when we appear to have the answer to their wants, they (not intentionally), will call on us before calling on the only God.
- Warfare, yes that’s it, spiritual warfare. It is the enemy’s desire to destroy us and he is quite cunning so therefore, we must recognize his plots. He has his, but “He” has His as well. The thief doth not come, except that he may steal, and kill, and destroy; I came that they may have life, and may have it abundantly, John 10;10. We don’t have to fear because He has given us a way of escape. He has laid down His life for us, which makes us more than conquerors.
Some of us have opt for an unlisted number. Some of us block our numbers. Why, because we don’t want to be bothered by tellermarketers and robocallers. Laws have been formed allowing consumers to take action to stop unwanted calls, text messgaes and faxes, by registering their numbers on the “do not call” list, but like most things, there is a way around it. I have come up with my own law and that is, “CALL, BUT I WON’T ANSWER!” This is to protect my soul from being contaminted by unsolicited information. That has become my action plan and I have found it to be quite fail-proof. You won’t find a way around it.
I am dancing in The Word, for there is a Word for everyone of our situations. Use the Word and let it cause you to dance too!! Come on and let’s dance together!!