I feel a certain urgency in releasing this word. I believe the enemy is trying to stop the progress of many who are accelerating and going through new doors in this hour. Be careful who you share your dreams and desires with. It's important to discern the motives of those in your inner and outer circles. We would like to assume the people around us would celebrate what God is doing in our lives, but that isn't always the case. Just as God puts people in our lives to encourage and push us towards the things of God, the enemy has assigned people to our lives with wrong intentions and motives to take us out.
One of the best examples of this, is the story of Joseph. In the beginning of Genesis 37 it tells us, Joseph's brothers were jealous of him because his father loved Joseph more than the others. Because of this, Joseph's brothers already had bitterness and contempt in their heart. When the Father places His hand of favor upon you, it will cause those who are insecure in their relationship with the Father to becomes jealous in their hearts. When Joseph told his brothers the dream of them bowing down to him, it was the last straw. They plotted to kill and silence him. The enemy wants to silence your voice. John 10:10 tells us, "The enemy comes to steal, kill, and destroy."Everyone is not for you. While there are those celebrating your milestones, there are those who are plotting your demise. Just ask Jesus, or Judas? I'm not trying be negative, it's a reality. The quicker you can grasp this concept, the easier it will be to navigate and understand when people rise up against you. At times, friends can become enemies of your destiny. Know who the Judas' are in your circle.
Dreams are like babies in the womb of the spirit. Surround yourself with midwives to help you birth the things of God in your life. Those who were like Elizabeth. Her baby (dream) jumped when it recognized what Mary carried. We have to learn to discern our inner circles. It's imperative because, there are times when those who are acting like a midwife are truly an abortionist desiring to kill the dream of God in you. There is no need to walk in fear of those around you. Learn to use wisdom and discernmet in carrying and stewarding the dreams of God in your life.
Father I pray you would expose every plan and scheme of the enemy trying to kill the dreams and purposes of God in the lives of your people. Place a hedge of protection around them, and enable them to carry to term and birth what you've put inside them. In Jesus name amen!
Madeline James is a prophetic writer and voice desiring to release the heart of the Father.