God has given me the ability to speak truth and life into the people he allows me to encounter on a intimate level. However, he didn’t make me the sugary pie in the sky type person. He created me to be a mirror of sort; in which people can see themselves as they are. I think it’s because I’m very introspective and analytical when it comes to myself. I see myself as who I really am and am constantly adjusting to come more into alignment with the truths of the Word of God. People initially see that and aspire to be the same, so they are drawn to come get a closer look in effort to model themselves after that type of living. I’m always open and honest and when asked something I reply as I would to myself.
One hard thing about being the type person I am is that I’m often rejected by the very people I’m given to minister to because I tell people what they need to hear rather than what they want me to say. I’m OK with that because I know that sometimes a wound has to be cauterized to stop the bleading so that true healing can begin, and that cauterization is a painful experience. The words God gives me to speak into their lives is often the source of that initial pain. It is only natural to back away from something that hurts so badly and most don’t want to risk experiencing that pain again. It gets kind of lonely, but for me the reward is seeing wounded people made whole as God continues to work in their lives well beyond our initial interaction.
God being glorified in the life of my sister or brother makes it all worth it. I wouldn’t change a thing.
Much Love ~ Dawn