The moment you stop allowing the people in your life to disrespect you is when the same people will accuse you of disrespect. This negative behavior all stems from an egotistical sense of self-importance. Unhealthy conceit often becomes defensive when faced with spiritual challenges and the realization of one’s own sin. This is in line with Proverbs 16:18, which states, “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.”
Indeed a narcissistic individual sees no problem belittling you or handing out backhanded comments or compliments and smearing your name before strangers, but when you reply honestly to them, watch all hell break loose in their spirit. The question is, what spirit? It’s not the Holy Spirit.
In the present spiritual seasons, God reveals people who claim to be solid in their person but are the opposite. Ironically enough, those same people guilty of doing this to you or speaking poorly about you to others also accuse you of thinking that you believe you are better than them. When, in fact, this insecure senseless demeanor of unworthiness coupled with envy and overinflated feelings of irrational self-importance contradict one another. This confusion shows that none of it is accurate. It’s how the struggling person sees you; their insecurities are therefore projected onto you falsely.
The Bible warns us about the danger of being double-minded. James 1:8 says, “A double-minded man (mankind) is unstable in all their ways.” Thus it’s crucial to avoid this trait, as their inconsistency can lead to chaos, instability, false witnessing, and family, ministry, and business-related conflict and discord. Honestly, the narcissist thinks you are better than them and are enraged by it, even though it’s not how you feel about yourself. After all, they get hurt by their feelings and offend themselves out of a split self but blame you. Isn’t the enemy a trickster?
Another thing to remember is in these current spiritual shifts, God’s wisdom is not kindly appreciated by people who live dastardly lives secretly and through Christ are being turned inside out openly through God’s people. It’s not flattering, so they are embarrassed; and scared, so they try to embarrass you. God is revealing things to the body of the church and showing that nothing is hidden from His sight. A good healthy dose of the fear of God would help to rectify the problem, but pride is their error.
At the same time, Jesus is doing something so generous for the body of Christ by revealing so healing can take place, but pointing fingers is an easier pill to swallow. Another thing is when dealing with the public, whether on social media or any public platform, people will make it a habit to compare themselves to you, again, actions derived from subjective feelings, having nothing to do with you but their issues, they are the most difficult to deal with but do your best to love. Father says we are not under obligation to answer questions about our life; altho it’s nice to share, sharing is caring. However, people who believe you owe them a response show that it’s not from a genuine spirit of concern to celebrate.
The Bible says in Proverbs 11:25 says, “A generous person will prosper; whoever refreshes others will be refreshed.” This verse is refreshing because altho you are not obligated to share your life story with anyone, sharing and showing kindness can be a beautiful thing when both parties have good intentions. Being generous is refreshing to others and can lead to genuine gifting of prosperity and love in return.
The Lord is keen on sharing His wisdom so that we all generously benefit from His counsel. Indeed good things are just ahead and vastly approaching. God sees the heart of gold looking more like a stuck baked potato. Do not flinch, dear ones. Jesus has everything under control. It’s all taken care of, and like a baked potato, it’s fully cooked and ready to be presented at the table when the timer goes off.
Can you smell it? 💨
God Bless you,
C. Brejcha ©️