|Posted by pinkiv on September 27, 2010 at 9:13 PM|
Luke 7: 37-50 And, behold, a woman in the city, which was a sinner..... 47 Wherefore I say unto thee, Her sins, which are many, are forgiven; for she loved much: but to whom little is forgiven, the same loveth little. 48 And he said unto her, Thy sins are forgiven. 49 And they that sat at meat with him began to say within themselves, Who is this that forgiveth sins also? 50 And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.
We have seen Rahab, the harlot, the freak of the week, every man's mistress, every man's play thing, every mans fantasy and plaything, a sistah with a secret, YET, a woman of Devine Destiny and one who walks alone. A lady of the night, street walker, red pump mama. She shops at the finest boutique to fulfill her fantasies. She's been around and around and around. Not your everyday run of the mill that you just wanta take home to meet mama. But... in the secrets of her heart, her spirit, her being... a woman of faith, destiny, purpose and works. It was her works that saved her, and her family. Often criticized for her past, her occupation, her character, still a woman who was vital in the lineage of Christ. The Bible doesn't mention any friends, prayer partners, support team or people who were there to encourage her, Rahab, a woman who had to WALK ALONE. The Bible is full of women who walked alone, women of faith and destiny. From Eve to Eunice, Sarah to Suzanna, Rachel to Rahab, the Woman at the well, Mary Magdalene, Esther, Hannah and dozens more. No one wants to walk alone, but your Destiny, your Purpose, YOUR Anointing will have you in seasons where everyone has backed away from you. And because God has REVEALED the power of the Destiny, your Purpose, Your Anointing, in those season, you can't even get weary, teary or fretful.
Even the woman with the alabaster box, of whom I am partial to, walked ALONE. I can relate to her, I was her! A sinner in the city, oh we all know her, we have labeled her as a prostitute, the Bible just says she's a sinner. She could have been a liar, a thief, a gambler, a dancer, a crack head, a lesbian, extortioner,... but a prostitute, come on. She walked in defenseless yet defended against righteous piety and religious rhetoric. In lieu of the facts that were stacked against her, she was a woman who came alone at night, She had heard that He was just on the other side of the door. Although uninvited, she entered in the room and the room went silent. When you are a woman who have seasons where you have to walk alone, painful as it is, when you come in the room, and the room goes silent you are inclined to wonder what the conversations were prior to you getting there. BUT, destiny would have you to continue the journey to fulfill your Divine Prophetic Destiny, you CANNOT stop walking, even if you have to walk alone. Some stared, some whispered, some were shocked, but she was determined, to get to her destiny. One thing about her, she was not confused between destination and destiny. She didn't allow the distracttion to delay or deny her. You have got to THIS PLACE, ALONE, you cannot back up now from your destiny. When you are in pursuit of the destiny and purpose of God for YOU, You will break the rules to get to it. All they say you can't do, you'll see that you can do thru Christ. Are you determined to get from God that which you are willing to do, even at the pain of doing it alone? When God whispered your name, HE called YOU. When you come into contact w/Christ, there are some radical changes.
I just believe these Deacons, Elders, Reverends, men of God knew her in a personal way. How else could they know about her "sin" without "knowing" her. God has called you to walk into places where YOU might be the only one to Invoke Change, you might be the one to engage in REAL worship, are you willing to go, even if you have to WALK ALONE? Now even though, no one spoke to her, she kept on walking. Can YOU keep going when people have shut you down, shut you out and disengaged themselves from you? Can you keep walking even if you have to walk by your sister/brother in Christ, knowing what you know and that is that they see you. IF PETER TOLD JESUS HE WOULD BE WITH HIM ALWAYS AND WOULD NEVER LEAVE HIM, AND HE DID, KNOW YOU NOT CHILD OF GOD, PEOPLE WILL LEAVE AND LEAVE YOU TO WALK ALONE. Take your pain to the Cross of Calvary where the BLOOD of Jesus brings healing and keep walking. Keep walking! Destiny is close enough to touch. When the sign on the door says "for men only" a woman walking through dark places and walking alone don't have time to read the sign on the door. A woman that walks alone is not intimidated or easily persuaded to stop, sit down or turn around. She has a one track mind, her destiny. We miss our destiny when we get to our destination and read the sign on the door, when we really need to just keep walking..we miss it when fear and intimidation pulls on us, paralyzing us in our tracks. But to the women and yes to those few men who's anointing is so great that even you find yourself walking alone, the woman, the man of faith and destiny.... I want to admonish you, to keep walking. Faith without works is dead.
We all have a place in the body of Christ, a position to fulfill. Hers was at the feet of Christ to prepare His body for the gruesome cross. What about you? What has He called you to? What won't leave you alone? Determined women keep walking WHEN PEOPLE WALK WITH THEM NO MORE. Don't confuse my destiny with where I am. My destiny may be your destination and my destination may be your destiny. Woman of God, know your destiny, and keep walking. If it takes you all night, all week, all year, KEEP WALKING! If you lose some "friends" along the way, KEEP WALKING! Adversity, opposition, pressure, tests and trials -- KEEP WALKING! God has blessed every woman of faith and destiny to bring something to the body of Christ. This one brought a costly box of alabaster with fine perfumed oil. What precious thing do you have to offer for God? Is it a secret, a habit, a hangup, a job, a lover? Bring that to Him. When you know God has a purpose and a plan for you, a destiny inside of you --KEEP WALKING, and like Abraham, you'll know it when you see it. If where you are is not where you're destined to be--KEEP WALKING! Although a sinner, she was determined to change. When you are on the road to destiny and opposition comes, you don't need to walk in character that is not conducive to godly behavior. Jesus will defend you, Jesus will protect you, Jesus will speak for you. Although murmured against by the men in the meeting, at the place of her destiny, Jesus spoke up for A WOMAN WHO JUST KEPT WALKING!