And the reason for that was we were going through a very hard time being attacked from within shall we say. I felt I had to protect my heart and my words and not let "those" people know I was here. I was scared of giving the enemy any information about my life or my family's life.
Then my husband needed a facebook page for his business, which required him to have facebook. So as I figured these things out I did a little "who is out there?" investigation and discovered that my enemies were living their lives. Carrying on as if nothing of what was going on, was going on. I was livid!!! To say the very least.
But I was not angry at them. No, I was angry at me for allowing them to "fear" me into hiding who I am, who God created me to be. I was angry that I could not be me because of fear of them. And in that same day I came across this scripture out of the blue (we all know God loves to do that!) Prov 29 v 25: The fear of man brings a snare, but whoever leans on, trusts in, and puts his confidence in the Lord is safe and set on high.
So, immediately, I opened my own facebook page, and gradually I became me online. I have strict terms for myself. For example, only positive stuff and Godly and encouraging stuff on facebook. My twitter account and who I follow, only Christian women and organisations and real family and real friends. I felt a huge release and relief in that I was able to be me.
Funny thing though, once my enemies discovered me there, they started hiding themselves and their stuff. Interesting!
My encouragement to you is to be who God created you to be and don't let someone else intimidate you or their opinion of you stop you from doing what God has put in your heart. Mentally take that person out of the equation and then decide if you would then do it and if the answer is yes, you know its fear of man and not something else.
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