Life Lesson # 9: Run Don't Walk from Deadly Appointments

9/28/2012 Estreitta 0 Comments

Life Lesson # 9: Run Don't Walk from Deadly Appointments

You've heard about Divine Appointments, right? 

It's where the Lord orchestrates a meeting or situation with someone where their true purpose is to help bring supernatural clarity, provision, and/or direction into our lives. I've had that happen so many times in my life that this blog would a be thousand pages long. 

But I want to talk about opposite of that, what I term as Deadly appointments, it's where the enemy tries to lead or direct a meeting or situation with someone that their only role is to bring total and mass confusion, deter us off God's track of our lives and/or make us want to give up or regress to an old way of thinking and living.

Ask yourself these questions, especially, if you are struggling spiritually, emotionally, psychologically: 

  • Is there a person or a situation in my life that is preventing me from drawing closer to the Lord? 
  • Are they pulling me away from my Life, church, Godly friends and family? 
  • Is every time I'm with them I forget who I am and compromise my beliefs?
  • Do I feel bad about myself when I am with this person?
  • Do I feel like my life would be over if this person isn't in my life?  

If you answered YES TO ANY of these QUESTIONS, RUN don't walk! I believe that this person or situation is a deadly appointment meant to lead you to your destruction and demise.  

It's never too late to get out of the situation, trust me! In 1995, I dated a guy that when I got out of it, I realized that it was really a DEADLY appointment.  He was a wolf in sheep's clothing.  He at first said and did all the right things and was going to church, bible school and even worked for a Christian Ministry. 

When we started seeing each other, he appeared to be this "mighty man of God" and in the beginning I had checks in my heart, but I didn't understand cause the packaging looked good to me and even to others who had met him that i trusted their opinion.  But i should have listened to that still small voice telling me to get out of it, I actually would hear the Lord say, 'RUN don't Walk' but for some reason what my eyes saw and what the Lord was saying didn't make sense and didn't listen so I just got deeper and deeper involved with this guy,  and after a VERY short time of seeing each other, he asked me to marry him. I think I was in love with the Idea of getting married more than anything, so I had these rosey-colored glasses on so all I saw was the "good" stuff.

Then the "good stuff" started getting to be "weird stuff". He introduced me to his only friend who was a girl that had some major psychological issues. They spent a lot of time together. Every time we'd talk on the phone (he was in Texas and I was in Minnesota in College) I would cry and feel like a worthless Christian, because he said I wasn't praying enough for him and his ministry. 

Slowly, I began to feel like this DARK cloud was over shadowing me.  I began to feel like I couldn't live without this person. So much that I decided to move back to Texas on a whim, leave school and really make one of the worst decisions of my life.  There are a lot more horrible things that happened that I won't go into, but lets just say that it took me a while to finally see that this person who seemed to be so godly and claimed to be a Christian was in actuality a deadly appointment sent by the enemy.

I remember the last conversation I had with him so clearly, he was going off on me over the phone and in the midst of him yelling at me I hung up and called my pastors Paul & Perrianne Brownback. They said Come over our house right now. 
Paul & Perrianne Brownback - Senior Pastors: The Abby Church in Azle, Texas
When I got there I confessed to them every detail of the relationship and they literally took the months of destruction this person brought into my life and patiently walked me through the healing that I needed in a loving and caring way.  

This was one of the most pivotal life-changing times of my life. God is good like that, whatever the enemy means for evil in your life God will ALWAYS turn it around to bring Glory to him. One of the most powerful statements they said to me that day and I have never forgotten was this:
"Estreitta, you know how to hear from God. You know what His voice sounds like.  You know His word. It's been written on your heart and it has always been there since you were a little girl. The Lord never intended you to go through this, but at the same time, this has taught you to never discount what the Lord is saying to you. When the Lord says, 'RUN don't Walk', you now KNOW to listen"
It was about a year-long process of healing and I wouldn't want anyone to ever go through what I went through. So PLEASE if you have any even a tiny inkling that the person in your life is on an assignment from the enemy and/or you hear that still small voice telling you to get out of there,  Please RUN don't walk!  This will prevent so much pain, hurt, and turmoil in your life.  Yes, God can turn it around, but if the enemy has his way it will be the death of you in every way possible!