#3 — Stop Corrupting
When we look at corruption, we often see it as the worldly definition of being dishonest and stealing in some or other way. When I received “stop corrupting” as #3, I had to pause and think about what Abba Father actually says about this.
Corruption for me has a very deep meaning:
• Saying things to hurt someone else
• Slandering someone else
• Speaking the opposite of what you believe to be true
• Not keeping to your word
• Not being true to Abba Father’s version inside you and others
• And not dealing with trauma or false beliefs
Why do we corrupt ourselves and others?
• We feel entitled instead of being humble
When things go wrong, our minds VERY easily move into entitlement. It is super simple to turn into a victim and blame someone else for the situation or emotional state we find ourselves in. Victimism is actually inner pride because it’s an unconscious confession that Yeshua’s (Jesus) sacrifice was not enough.Pride is a factor connected to the flesh and will always try to have its way in our lives until we actively CHOOSE to allow the Holy Spirit to remove it. This is a process … Patience is key!
The best definition of humbleness to me is:
Be willing to be made low before the Lord and he will exalt you! (James 4:10 — TPT)
And reading this, I cannot deny the fact the entitlement needs to be kicked out of my life. Everything that happens to us is an opportunity to move closer to Abba Father, to grow, to transform, to renew, to restore and to turn into His unique version of each one of us.
Unfortunately, the mind only changes when it’s uncomfortable so you NEED to be in a situation that triggers stuff in you that requires changing.
• We lack knowing what the impact is on ourselves and others
And the tongue is a fire! It can be compared to the sum total of wickedness and is the most dangerous part of our human body. And corrupts the entire body and is a hellish flame! It releases a fire that can burn throughout the course of human existence. (James 3:6)
I have read this scripture countless times and I have felt that fire burn through my life in so many ways. I have come to realise that the Holy Spirit sometimes call people to say certain things to us to unlock other things. Yes, the things said can be painful, but when we process what was said and evaluate our feelings and the triggers, we will find what is the “spot” that needs to be removed from our soul to move forward. I have found a couple of times that people say something to me, but while they are speaking, the Holy Spirit shows me something else I have to take from their message. Even though, they did not say what the Holy Spirit showed. THUS, who are we to decide what to say and what not to say? Only the Holy Spirit can show us in the moment.
It happens that people do not speak and say what they are called to say because they fear to hurt others. Yes, this is valid, because the consequences of the tongue can be super severe. That is why it is important to listen to the prompting of the Holy Spirit.
• We want sympathy
The unconscious mind wants approval and recognition which is also connected to the flesh. Again, it is a process to have the flesh removed and praise be to the Father that it is possible by the Blood of the Lamb.
Wanting sympathy for me came from the root wound of being rejected. Rejection wounds can cause us to overexplain, overjustify or wanting sympathy.
Sympathy actually confirms that you are a victim in the situation allowing your unconscious mind to move into inner pride and blaming. Blaming IMMEDIATELY removes you as a conqueror. You unconsciously give up your position in Jesus to be an overcomer when you blame.
Empathy is a different thing and something that the Love of the Father instil in us.
• It is easier to blame others than to deal with root issues or wounds
Most of the time, the people hurting others are not aware that they are. Let’s face it, WHO HAS THE TIME TO SIT AROUND AND THINK OF WAYS TO HURT YOU?
I do not have the time to do this. Most people do not. People live and sometimes our choices hurt others. Let’s look at hurt — what does hurt say unconsciously? The longing for something through that person was rejected.
Most of the time, the longing was not fully comprehended by the other person or not completely expressed by the other. Relationships take hard work, communication and a constant decision to see conflict as a cleaning process to remove the things that hinder Yahweh’s version of you to manifest. Relationships are also the Holy Spirit’s playground. It is in relationships that our wounds also restores.
• Fear has consumed us in believing things will happen again and we need to protect ourselves
Fear is the mind’s way of protecting us. When we consciously choose to solve trauma, triggers, process emotions and change false beliefs, we challenge fear to FACE Father God.
Yes, I know, it is not easy to deal with things that happen to us. I do believe processing things is part of the wonderful gift to move closer to Abba Father and experience Him more. Our trauma creates snares that bind us and others we care about if we do not process and release the trauma.
It is my deepest prayer that trauma will be removed from your life, so you can enjoy the gracious gift of LIFE in abundance. If you need help, I am here, if our Father wills it.
At the beginning of this year, a friend told me about a vision he had. I love visions because it feels like a new FRESH message from Abba Father. In this vision, he saw arrows approaching him. They were moving fast and fiercely which brought about fear and anxiousness in his heart. As the vision continued, he saw specific people’s faces connected to the vision. And when he told me about it, I immediately felt the arrows being other people’s opinions, words, reactions and feelings towards my friend.
Their words can only turn to arrows when the words have a target in our hearts. What is the target? A wound. If there is ground for the words to hit in your heart, they will.
I believe we will reach a point where nothing that other people say will be able to steal our joy, love, compassion or zeal for life. How is this possible? By removing the “ground”, processing the trauma and allowing it to heal.
I am SUPER grateful that our Father made all of this possible through the blood of His Son, Jesus. Wow, all we need to do is make the choice to process and heal. The Holy Spirit will then start the process. I say again — if you need help and our Father wills it, I am here, and have many affordable options to help (visit www.takealeapcoaching.co.za).
In short, how can you stop corrupting then?
• Be willing to be made low before the Lord and he will exalt you! (James 4:10 — TPT)
• Allow the Holy Spirit to direct your tongue
• Process trauma and heal
As a result of this, he has given you magnificent promises that are beyond all price, so that through the power of these tremendous promises you can experience partnership with the divine nature, by which you have escaped the corrupt desires that are of the world. (2 Peter 1:4 — TPT)