Do you know that old saying, ‘bury your head in the sand’ referring to denial? I know full well about denial, and if you know anything about my story, you know that I pushed a part of my life so deep that I had a hard time believing it happened to me.
Yes, we use denial to protect ourselves, but we must find the strength inside to work through it. I mean, there has to come to a point when we need to face the thing that we fear, or it will control us.
But you may ask, what if we don’t know we are in denial? Yes, I understand that too. Again, if you know my story, the Lord had me on a journey in my healing. And I had to trust Him that it was going to be okay as we uncovered the layers of protection that I placed to safeguard my heart.
We can be in denial about things, such as human trafficking. Some might say what we hear, or read, is bogus and not reliable information. I mean, our culture isn’t that evil, is it?
I had a friend who doesn’t get sucked into the whirlwind of conversations that some people can consume themselves in. I trust her discernment in what she shares with me and know that it is probably something that I should take note of.
A few months back, she shared a video with me about the subject mentioned above. It was 30 mins long but I have to be honest, 15 minutes into it, I had to turn it off. I was shocked by the information.
I had to move, get up walk away. Do anything to get my mind busy to silence the spoken words of evil exposed. I went to my bedroom to make the bed and gather dirty clothes to do laundry. And this was dropped in my heart: “Georgia, what are you doing?”
I responded: “I can’t listen to that stuff anymore, Lord. I have to get busy and get things done around here.”
The voice inside said: “You now know the truth, and you have responsibility.”
I responded: “What can I possibly do about this issue?! I mean it so big and so dark! What can I do?”
The voice inside: “What is it that you do?”
“I intercede,” I said back.
“Then that is what you do.”
So I did. My heart connected with Father God’s heart, and I prayed for that situation. I engaged my heart and my mind and saw my words. When I say see my words I mean to use my imagination to ‘see’ the angel armies coming to rescue these men, women, and children.
Now to him [God] who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his [Holy Spirit] power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.
I understand there are many things in the world that we know in our hearts is wrong. We do not need to be a Christian, read the Bible, or go to church to know this.
But what do we do?
Close our eyes, pretend it’s not there?
No, we do what we do. If it is intercession, do it. If you have a testimony of how God has delivered you from drugs, share it with someone who struggles with addictions. If you have had physical healing, share your testimony, especially with someone who needs healing.
I once heard a sermon stating that the word “testimony” means “do it again” in Hebrew. When God does something for one person, it reveals his heart on the matter, and he wants to do it again.
So, please understand the power we have. We shouldn’t let the darkness of the world intimidate us. When we do it’s like saying that the darkness is above the name of Jesus, which is a lie from the pit of hell.
God exalted him to the highest place
and gave him the name that is above every name,
that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow,
in heaven and on earth and under the earth,
and every tongue acknowledge that Jesus Christ is Lord,
to the glory of God the Father.