Are you a spiritual wimp? I am. Unhappily, I am a spiritual coward. I know, a bit, the Word of God. I have had revelatory teaching and prophetic teachings where I worship. I have read the Bible stories and the exhortative parables that Jesus taught His disciples. But …when it comes to confrontation, facing a lie, or facing the truth, I shrink back. Or let me say I have been shrinking back.
In instances where I know the truth about a situation or an event I shrink back. When I have been faced with exposing a sin or a lie where a friend is in a bad situation…I do not help. I shrink back. When a loved one was dying and repenting of incidences in life that were regretful, I loathed to add to the guilt other things that I knew about. I started to shrink back then.



My cowardice amazes me. Why cannot I find my voice in these situations? I certainly can speak when I am defending myself or explaining my opinion or actions ( in the flesh of course) but when it comes to spiritual confrontation, I am a spiritual wimp. What do I fear? Not looking good in the eyes of the one in dire straits? Being rejected because I tell the truth to that person? Defending an indefensible action, a friend in conflict, a loved one, convicted, preparing to stand before the Lord? Oh my God, forgive me!
Spiritual cowardice is a sin. Sara gave the scripture a few days ago, “
But my righteous one will live by faith. And if he shrinks back, I will not be pleased with him. But we are not of those who shrink back and are destroyed, but of those who believe and are saved.” (Heb. 10:38-39) It was well that God gave her that warning for me. I am in dire straits, myself. 

I have, once again, purposed in my heart to begin to confront myself on these issues and to seek the Holy Spirit of the Living God for help and deliverance from this sin against my brothers and sisters. In the Body of Christ.
That old spiritual tells my story…
“IT’S ME, IT’S ME, IT’S ME OH LORD. 
 STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER 
NOT MY BROTHER NOT MY SISTER BUT IT’S ME OH LORD
STANDING IN THE NEED OF PRAYER
Will I succeed? I must. For shrinking back brings destruction. Oh my God, forgive me. And my brothers and sisters, forgive me, in Jesus’ Name.

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