I would like to start by saying I am so grateful we have the freedom to share Christ on social platforms, we are so blessed ! I met so many wonderful people and believe me , I’ve cried at least once thinking of how many have edified me , loved me and prayed for myself, and others. It’s a beautiful place …. sometimes.
The Lord prompted me last month and I’ve tried to ignore it so let me set some things strait for the body of Christ , who seem to enjoy gossip ..I’ve seen the hurtful things and I forgive you I was never here for attention, I never was seeking it , ever. . My intentions were good, I love the Lord , I love his people, I love those who are not his people as well. I have been wrong so many times , in my posts , I have leaned on my own understanding and when we do this on social media , it’s for the world to see , judge and sometimes hurt others because it’s so “anonymous”
These attacks are fine. GOD fights for me…. and you… why am I addressing them? Because I’m human and we have a desire to be heard and Understood….
Address the rumors Lizzie … …. I’ve received emails from folks and screenshots of “why I left..” and “glad she’s gone” and “she’s a legalist “ “she made the wrong Choice she’s weak” I’m weak? Your opinion will never override God’s calling on my life and his direction…when he says GO I will GO …. I forgive you. No one is perfect and I would encourage ALL of us to not heap up judgement for gossip, slander , lies and hatred. Let’s not lack forgiveness and assume we know others hearts based on the Internet where eye contact isn’t shared and voices aren’t heard. I’m sorry if I ever offended you , I’m sorry if my theology was not perfect or if my idea of holiness (delete Netflix) isn’t yours. I tried to stay biblical at all times .. I believe I shared what I knew best on my time on Twitter , I believe I loved many more than I knew possible … I also believe I could have responded softer , listened more , forgiven more and loved Even MORE.
We are all guilty of everything I’ve named and then some… My challenge to you is to sit before the Lord and ask him if he wants you there (I believe he does want many there !) examine why you are there and if it’s his purpose. It may be! For me, it’s not at this time.
I did not leave for political reasons. I did not leave because of certain people who had it out for me since day one. I left because the voice of my savior spoke lovingly and softly to my heart that he wants me to speak TO him and not ABOUT him on social media … he wants to be with me… and me with him, instead of staring at a computer screen, being offended , and having to forgive people I’ve never met (but love). I didn’t want to make a big to do, I wanted to bow out quietly and pursue my savior and not a computer screen, and yet some won’t let me… again… I forgive you … I want to know his word more and not what someone else says his word is. I want to be in the moment and not be consumed with who’s saying what. We are to edify, and learn from one another… for me personally, I believe the Lord Wants me to do this in person, face to face.
Thank you all so much for the love and prayers so many times. I love you… whoever may read this …. I did my best , failed a lot and learned a lot. Love one another as he has loved us. If anyone would like to stay in contact I can email you.
Love, Lizzie (and the farm)