This may be one of the unpopular posts after it is all said and done... But something has been weighing on my heart all day. For years, I have followed this Pastor on social media. Before he ever got a position in the pulpit, he was always encouraging people thru the real problems they were having in life. I have him set to come up as one of the first posts I see when I log into Facebook. The last few days, the message has only been about "steps to your financial prosperity", prosperity this, prosperity that. Am I against people being financially prosperous? No, not at all. What good is prosperity when you feel like you have nothing else at all to live for?!
We have seen it in the news. Celebrities and athletes who have "everything" yet they are miserable. What good is having all the money in the world at your disposal and not having peace in the depths of your soul? The hidden places no one sees. Behind the mask of a falsetto smile you share daily and everyone around you thinks you have it all together. Those are the areas we need to be there to help those around us. Otherwise, they will continue to be weighed down by the things in their past and will never advance to being able to live out the greatest life.
Today, the post struck me in a way. I am not bashing the pastor by any means. But what good does it do to preach on prosperity when we have a world out there that is hurting?! There are people that are "broke" financially. But there is a world out there full of "broken" people. We need to be encouraging those who need to see prosperity in their broken places of their lives. They need to have the healing from the wounds of the past which are continually holding them back from advancing forward in their lives. A broken home. A failed marriage. A loss of a loved one. A job loss. A dream that didn't come true. A chance they didn't take. A diagnosis. There are so many things that affect us all so differently.
Being able to be content in the life you are living now even if you only have two pennies to rub together, that is the richest life you can live. Not letting all those things in the past repeatedly hold you back from going out each day and living the fullest life you can live. Successfully living life.
The last few months I have had my eyes opened and am more aware of how many people are still holding on to the past and they are not moving forward because they are stuck in the past. For a while, I was that person. By the grace of God, many tears and many prayers, I finally found my closure and I found my place of healing. It wasn't overnight. It is a process. Daily. Of putting one foot in front of the other. Being so determined to get thru the pain. Desolation. Hurt. Rejection. To find me and live the best life I can. To help others along the way by sharing my story and every ounce of encouragement I can give them to not throw in the towel just yet. You have a lot of life yet to live.
Where is our heart for those that are in their broken places?