One of the greatest challenges as a Christian is to know when to be silent, waiting for God’s vindication and intervention in a situation, and when to confront it. For me, I have often been more prone to wait, letting God work things out, however, in the last while I have been feeling the Lord say, ‘This is the season of confronting for My Bride. That which has been left to ride wild, I am bringing to a stop. For as you set necessary boundaries, I will bring radical change in situations that seemed hopeless.’
For the Lord is bringing healing to relationships. Marriages, family relations, friendships, business and ministry relations… the Lord is prompting His Bride to confront that which is out of place, speaking His Truth into lies, setting boundaries that build Love. For bending low to domination, control, manipulation, or any form of abuse, causes the evil and darkness to increase. Saying ‘no’, and speaking Truth, opens up the way for Love to take root, Freedom to be released, and Change to take place. Truth is a Sword that cuts deep, exposing what’s been hidden underneath. Only the Truth, revealed by the Spirit of the Living God, can set people free.
When you confront, be aware that you might awaken a tyrant. For when the pattern has always been you keeping peace through your silence, brace yourself for a possible violent reaction, and know that it’s ok when you are not liked, despised, rejected, and even blamed or framed! God is bigger than the situation, trust Him to work a miracle in the hearts of those involved, for He Alone is able.
If you have suffered from confronting, and are left with bleeding holes in your heart… take His Words of Love and rub it on your heart, take your eyes off the ones who shot those arrows –forgiving and setting them free – and look only to Him Who loves you as His Greatest Treasure.
For sometimes the price for change is high… your suffering and pain from confrontation might be the price that ushers in the miracle of change you’ve been waiting and praying for.
Not Peace, but a Sword
34“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. 35For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36And a person’s enemies will be those of his own household. 37Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. 38And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. 39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.
1 Peter 4:8
8Above all, keep loving one another earnestly, since love covers a multitude of sins.