He used his words whether, he was aware or not to be manipulative. He coaxed unknowingly or knowingly to position her heart. She desired to date. She desired to bond. She desired attention. He used his words to persuade her to move from grounded and guarded to releasing within herself what she wanted to be there, but due to fear she withheld her emotions. She did not want to be alone in feeling a connection. Because of this she truly wanted to follow his lead. She wanted to be led by a gentleman sent prayerfully from God, whether choices were made in the process that were not of God or not, she was hopeful about the current situation, the potential friendship. He used his words to soften her heart. He probably does not have a clue how he slowly worked his way through a brawny domain in her life. She’s fought to get to this place of peace. She’s been supported to unfold this space. She’s anticipated this place to desire love. She’s been reluctant about this space. He used what she preferred to believe was authenticity. He used what she wanted to accept as honesty about her to open her heart, only to uncover the truth. The truth that hurt her terribly. It hurt her terribly because of the hope that she has embraced and has contemplated sharing with him more of her heart, mind, soul.
How can a heart that was not given to someone be broken? A heart can be so bruised that it feels as if it is broken. The period of healing is rather swifter when it is bruised. She’s been broken and God has mended her, but in the process the healing heart has suffered a minor tear. It will not be much longer before it is repaired. Yes, repaired by love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self control.
When Jesus was in the wilderness after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was physically tested, his ability was tempted and his faith was tempted. Needless to say, He was so weak. Satan used the word to coax Jesus to sin against God. Because Jesus had the word hidden in His heart, He was able to recognize the adversary, He was able to access and rely on the word, He was able to respond with the word. It was the word that saved Him from slipping into temptation. It was the word that caught Him before he stumbled into temptation. It was the word that resided in His heart that rescued Him when the enemy lifted his head.
Do you believe that there is an enemy who comes to abort blessings? Do you believe that there is an enemy who invites misery, doubt and fear onto your path? As a believer, our obligation lies in hiding the word in our hearts so that when things that do not concern us or should not concern us comes against us, we can recognize it and stand against it. Sometimes, the heart wants what it wants. In those times, distractions intercept the truth, which may land you in an unexpected circumstance. Although, you have goals for your career, your potential relationship, be sure that in all of your acquiring, you acquire wisdom, Proverbs 4:7.
In prayer, she could hear God saying, I have given you the word and just as he used his words, you use THE WORD. I will lift up a standard so that you will not have to fall into temptation. I am your strength. Strength like no other. Use what you got, the word of God. I did not create you to fight alone. I am your shield. I am your strong tower. I am your buckler. I am your banner. I am your creator, the one who cares about your heart. Undoubtedly, I will handle it with care. There is indeed a blessing in the pressing. Do not stop believing!