Saturday, May 3, 2008

You're not welcome here anymore.

No more!
I'm done.
Go on.
You are not welcome here anymore
You have been here far too long and you are not welcome here anymore.
I will not take another punch, another kick or another slap.
I won't be bruised by your condemnation any longer.
I will not take you pushing me, tugging me or toying with me anymore.
I will not dance for you any longer.
When you try to tell me that I'm nothing,
when you try to tell me that I am disgusting,
I will not hear you because I will no longer listen.
I will not listen to your voices of condemnation,
because I know I'm His, washed in His blood, set aside and filled with His love.
I will take your abuse no more, I'm kicking you out and shutting the door.
You take up too much space, too much thought and you waste too much of my time.
It's time for you to be moving on.
You are not welcome here anymore.

If you have a problem with this, take it up with the Master.
Hit the road Jack and don't ya come back no more, no more, no more, no more.
Hit the road Jack and don't ya come back no more.... Whatchoo say!
Wow. That felt good.
His love covers me,
His love fills me,
His love holds me tight.
I will fill my heart with His truth and live in His light.
I know He adores me and I believe He loves me..... just as I am
For those moments that we forget we are beautiful and when we forget we are His.
When we doubt that He loves us just as we are and when we forget that He adores us.
For those moments we struggle hearing Him because the voices of hatred, doubt & condemnation has drowned out His loving, gentle voice.
I'm learning to say........
"You're not welcome here anymore."

Thank you Lord for loving me, for beckoning me & asking me to be as you've made me.....yours.
Praise you.
For anyone reading this, I apologize for the lack of paragraph seperation. I have tried to adjust and fix the problem, but no matter what I do, it doesn't seem to work on this post.


Anonymous said...

Wow, I have goosebumps! I may save this in essence as a "reply" to my ex husband the next time he tries to label or condemn me. Thank you for this!

Joni said...

I am cheering you on in the background!!! I loved the SLAM of the door in the enemies face. I pray that God will continue to give you eyes to see the wide open places in which He places you and the destiny and purpose that He has for you. Freedom girl!!

Stephanie said...

Thanks for the support ladies! It is much appreciated. Hugs to you all too!

Broadway Church said...

I was just surfing and found your blog via "SisterFriends Together". I am a gay man who attends a gay-affirming church in Kansas City that is starting a blog. The others of us on the "blog team" are women, although, of course, any member or non-member is welcome to comment.

I found your "You're not welcome here anymore" post to be quite powerful. I have just had to close the door in the face of an "enemy" as well. Thanks for expressing this so mightily!

You definitely give a pocketful of hope.

If you would like to visit our collective blog, you can do so at Broadway Brouhaha.

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