I experienced all of these symptoms to some degree, some stronger than others, but I was indeed under attack.
Before moving to Georgia, a prophet stated that the enemy is trying to sift me like wheat, and I began to feel his hand in every area of my life. The python spirit had caused me to place myself in a state of spiritual hibernation. My spiritual temperature lowered, and my breathing and heart rate slowed down. I was in a dormant state. For some time, I had been inactive and indoors. When you spiritually hibernate, you are in survival mode, and naturally, you do what you can to survive. Rather than doing what you think you need to do to keep going. Spiritual self-preservation kicked in.
During this time, I reflected on my relationship with God, what was, what is, and what it should be. Thoughts of what God has been in my life brought joy back to my spirit. Ministry school taught me never to put your hand to the plow and then look back. I made a vow to God that once I began plowing, I’d never look back. No matter how low I may have felt I knew GREATER IS HE THAT IS IN ME THAN HE THAT IS IN THIS WORLD. I AM WHO I AM has sent to me to this world. I Am an Armed Woman of Power, and I’m READY FOR BATTLE!
I raised in my Christ-given authority against python; the battle was on.
While I was in the grip of the python spirit, I experienced physical and emotional pain. My name and ministry were being slandered. I was hurting and was losing my authentic identity. At this point, I had several options: lay there, and lick my wounds, complain to others about everything that was happening to me, or abandon my purpose.
As I laid in my place of hibernation, I realized that I had gotten a little too comfortable in my self-preservation state. I felt the grip of python loosen, allowing me to breathe but prevented me from moving. I was still bound. You see, hibernation can be an excellent way to survive the winter seasons of your life, yet its time to awaken when Spring comes. I was immobile, unable to move forward. I wasn’t living life at my full potential. I was still dormant and inactive.
Staying in this place of hibernation for too long was placing me in imminent danger again. God began to sound the alarm in my spirit, informing me that it’s time for me to awaken and activate and not only me but all of His people that are ASLEEP! He said, “AWAKEN SLEEPING GIANT!” He then revealed to me that this is why I felt a disconnect with other believers that had been on this spiritual journey longer than I.
I realized that everything I went through was equipping me to help other believers to AWAKEN! God was exposing the enemy’s strategies to me so I could lead His people out of this form of bondage.
I began to regroup and get more strategic with my destiny and my plan to help others! I continued to seek God, and I always found Him- when I knocked the doors opened!
The python tried to kill my purpose, steal my destiny, and destroy my life, but “Praise be to the LORD my Rock, who trains my hands for war, my fingers for battle. He is my loving God and my fortress, my stronghold and my deliverer, my shield, in whom I take refuge, who subdues (my enemy) under me.” Psalms 144:1
During this time, I dreamt I was pregnant, and the baby’s name was Spring. Spring means to move or jump suddenly or rapidly upward or forward. In the dream, a female prophet said that she had a message from the Lord, that I must start teaching the drivers (the drivers are the leaders).
So, drivers, Spring is here, and I’m AWAKE, ACTIVATED, AND IN MOTION, it’s time for driving lessons!
My mandate is to help you UNLEASH the GIANT within! No more sleeping! GOD is calling you to awaken from your place of sleep. His will for us is to walk in what He has created and blessed us to be, “fruitful and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.”