God always speaks to us in a way we understand.
You may hear Him differently than I do.
This is one way that I heard him.
I’m so grateful.
God: Oh dear one, don’t worry. I see you. I see your real identity and it will so shine out and sparkle for everyone to see. The Christ is here helping you navigate through the clouds of darkness that seem to surround you.
Me: The many mistakes I have made; so many temptations – none of them resulting in anything lasting or satisfying.
God: But don’t worry you are now living the life I want you to lead. So much evidence of who you really are surrounds you.
Me: I’m so grateful I resisted; I’m grateful I pulled through. Thank you…thank you for healing me. For enabling me to see who I really am; to see my God-given dominion and authority over the darkness.
God: You’re so welcome. You couldn’t express or do anything different. You can only be what I made you to be. You are loved, so loved. Don’t worry about past mistakes. I forgive you. You are wiped clean. I have washed you clean.
Me: When I see others who didn’t have to go down that broken, stupid path, I feel left out. I am jealous. Why couldn’t I resist the darkness and they so naturally and effortlessly could?
God: My dear one, everyone goes through struggles. Some of them you don’t see. While your struggles were visible and hard to hide, others have internal struggles. They may seem to be fine from the outside, but inside they have to overcome material limitations just as you did. You all have to follow in the path of Christ and overcome hardship. No one has it easy or gets a “free-ride”. Not to worry.
Me: Ok. So even though our struggles and temptations may look different from the outside, they are still the beliefs of materiality – the cross or the world – that we have to overcome. They aren’t personal. They don’t belong to any of us. We get to see through them all.
God: Yes, dear one. They aren’t part of anyone’s identity. You all are band together with the bonds of unity, harmony, spirit, love – made in the likeness of me. You can’t be separated from anyone. You can’t be torn apart from one another. I love you. I love all. I made all. You exist in my universe that I created.