God's Protection

These last few days, I've been thinking how many times GOD has stepped in and Protected me! He has given me many insights over the years. Protecting me from those who would have caused me serious harm. Had I not walk away, when He told me too….a lot of times I didn't understand it and I even cried. When He said: No, Coasta walk away. It was hard many times....but GOD stepped in right on time to protect me! Oh, to be kept by Jesus!

I have many examples but here is a couple:

Ten years ago, I miscarried a child. Then a few years later....the father of the child I was carrying and I were dating again and were talking marriage. In the midst of us dating, this Pastor, came to my church at the time...and said there is a woman in here - and she wants to know if this guy is for her. He was like I don't know who you are but he's not for you. Run. Get out of that relationship. I was like is he talking to me? I was like no...he's not talking to me b/c I know this guy and he’s for me. Ha! 

Two weeks later...I found out he was MARRIED and had a kid with his wife. He even had 2 extra kids (from a previous marriage)....that I knew nothing about. I found all this out from his current WIFE! She called me, after seeing my number in his phone… she said, she was wondering who he was talking too giggling, etc. So, she checked it. She told me, that me losing my child that I carried with him was a ‘Blessing in Disguise’ as painful as it was….b/c we were planning on getting married back then…and losing that child caused us to drift away and kept me from marrying him. Had I had the child, I could have possible be in her shoes. She was not mad at me....b/c she knew I didn't know of her...and by everything I told her...she knew, I wasn't some random person - that we had history...b/c I knew too much about him to be someone he just met. She was relieved in some aspects....b/c she had finally had someone who understood what she was going through and finally had evidence that she could use. She said, that no one believed her when she spoke ill about the guy…b/c he was a very respectable man. Anyone, who knew him would never think anything negative about him. Looks can be soooooo misleading. Let me tell you! Oh,  I’m so thankful…we DID NOT sleep together during that phase of dating! Lord knows, what else would have happened!! 

Another scenario: In the past, I was always helping people with their business. I was helping this one person with their business and all of a sudden. I felt in my spirit. I should not work with that person anymore. I was like Lord…but why? I can use the extra funds. Hello! Why, Lord!?!? He didn’t answer me. I just knew I needed to stop working for that person. I cried for all sorts of reasons. However, I listened to my Heavenly Father. I told the person, I could no longer work for them. They didn’t like it of course. Later, I saw why God told me to stop working with that person. It would have caused me hardships and possible ruin my reputation b/c of their bad business practices. 

They are several others, who have asked me to help with their businesses…but my spirit says ‘No’…so, I do not. We have to be sensitive to the Holy Spirit! 

The other day, I had an encounter with a spider….creeping up on me from the side…and I saw it in the corner of my eye. That illustrated to me, God will warn us when something is coming that could cause us harm. Therefore, we won’t be blindsided! 

Yesterday morning, while looking for something. I killed a bug without knowing it was even there. I notice I killed it b/c it was attached to my leg, after the fact. Eww! That illustrated to me, that there are times when harm is near us and God steps in and block it, without us knowing it even existed. 

Sometimes, things don’t make sense to you. You don’t know why you shouldn’t do something. LISTEN & Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit!
GRATEFUL for His PROTECTION…even when I may not have understand! He Kept Me!

My child, listen to what I say,
    and treasure my commands.
Tune your ears to wisdom,
    and concentrate on understanding.
Cry out for insight,
    and ask for understanding.
Search for them as you would for silver;
    seek them like hidden treasures.
Then you will understand what it means to fear the Lord,
    and you will gain knowledge of God.
For the Lord grants wisdom!
    From his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
He grants a treasure of common sense to the honest.
    He is a shield to those who walk with integrity.
He guards the paths of the just
    and protects those who are faithful to him.
Then you will understand what is right, just, and fair,
    and you will find the right way to go.
10 For wisdom will enter your heart,
    and knowledge will fill you with joy.
11 Wise choices will watch over you.
    Understanding will keep you safe.