The purpose for which I created you and the destiny I ordained you into before you were born determines the set of trials, challenges, tests and experiences I will allow you to go through from childhood.
What the enemy will often do is try his best to keep you sad, hurt and bitter towards those who were involved in fuelling the fires you passed through.
Will you dare to believe that I love you and I cause ALL THINGS to work together for your good? Then, begin to change your focus mentally and in your prayers.
Do this by asking Me to anoint and send you to those who are going through what you went through and are in the depths of the waters right now. Ask Me to send you.
As you begin to go, you will not only find pleasant surprises along the way, like being used in ways you never imagined Me using you, and meeting people you never imagined meeting, but also you will experience a joy and satisfaction you never had before.
Your wounds will heal until not even a scar remains. Your painful past will be completely forgotten as you pour yourself out to others. At first, you will not feel up to the task. You’ll feel inadequate and unprepared. But be like the 4 leper. In their leprous, outcast state, they refused to sit there and die of starvation. They walked to the enemy’s camp.
You know what happened? I waited until they began to move, then I began to move. I made their weak, unsure leprous footsteps sound like the movement of a large army. The enemy’s camp heard this Sound and fled. When the leprous men arrived at the enemy’s camp, they only needed to collect the spoils.
They didn’t need to fight or resist the enemy. What they and whole nation of Israel needed was right there, out in the open, for them to carry away, effortlessly. There are things you have been worried about, striving about and waiting that are waiting for you on the other side of your taking a step of faith to help those who are going through what you have been through since childhood.
Even your complete healing from the wounds you carry is hidden in there. Here, take My Hand. Let Me raise you up, My Love. Let Me teach you how to walk again, My little one. It is time to arise from the dust and ashes. Then I will seat you your throne together with the great, and cause you to shine before the nations, that they may walk in your light.
2 Kings 7:3-10
The New Living Translation
3 Now there were four men with leprosy[c] sitting at the entrance of the city gates. “Why should we sit here waiting to die?” they asked each other. 4 “We will starve if we stay here, but with the famine in the city, we will starve if we go back there. So we might as well go out and surrender to the Aramean army. If they let us live, so much the better. But if they kill us, we would have died anyway.”
5 So at twilight they set out for the camp of the Arameans. But when they came to the edge of the camp, no one was there! 6 For the Lord had caused the Aramean army to hear the clatter of speeding chariots and the galloping of horses and the sounds of a great army approaching. “The king of Israel has hired the Hittites and Egyptians[d] to attack us!” they cried to one another. 7 So they panicked and ran into the night, abandoning their tents, horses, donkeys, and everything else, as they fled for their lives.
8 When the men with leprosy arrived at the edge of the camp, they went into one tent after another, eating and drinking wine; and they carried off silver and gold and clothing and hid it. 9 Finally, they said to each other, “This is not right. This is a day of good news, and we aren’t sharing it with anyone! If we wait until morning, some calamity will certainly fall upon us. Come on, let’s go back and tell the people at the palace.”
10 So they went back to the city and told the gatekeepers what had happened. “We went out to the Aramean camp,” they said, “and no one was there! The horses and donkeys were tethered and the tents were all in order, but there wasn’t a single person around!” 11 Then the gatekeepers shouted the news to the people in the palace.