How to know if you’re entertaining a counterfeit

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Sis, over the years I have encountered some counterfeits in my life. I was so in love…sorry let me rephrase that. I was soo in lust and wrapped in a soul tie that I couldn’t understand why I couldn’t break free of these relationships. Let’s talk about what a counterfeit is before we start discussing the signs. A counterfeit is a fraud, it means to imitate something else. Now that I have a relationship with Jesus I can identify if someone was sent by God or the enemy. I want to help you identify if you are or have ever been entertaining a counterfeit.

Their actions don’t align with their words 

We’ve all heard the saying actions speak louder than words. But did you know this saying is really bible? 1 John 3:18 says let us not just say that we love each other but show the truth by our actions. Our actions aligning with our words also show our character. You want to be with someone who can do what they say they will do and be who they said they are. 

The Bible talks about what love is, love is patient, kind and doesn’t envy, etc. If he isn’t kind, that’s not love, etc. I’ve learned in my walk to dissect someone’s actions and character by what the bible says BECAUSE the Bible is the truth. 

Constantly Argue 

Understand that when you are on two different spiritual paths you will clash. Everything will be misunderstood. You may try with all your heart to communicate and show that you understand them or their point on a certain issue but they won’t take it as such. It seems like everything will always be a war. But think about it God and Satan are light and day. It doesn’t mix. Satan’s plan is to steal, kill, and destroy which means he can use people. He can send a man to make you think he is all you ever prayed for. This leads me to my next point 

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They display all you want in the beginning 

Now we talked about what a counterfeit is. The enemy sends this person packaged nicely how you think they would come by God but they will truly show who they are. Remember, their character won’t align with God. They will talk a good talk but that’s it. It may seem like he is everything you prayed for but really he’s nothing like what you have prayed for or whom God has shown you that he has for you. Please pay attention to his fruit. 

I dealt with someone who told me he loved God. I soon realized he didn’t have a personal relationship with God. I even heard him listening to worship music. BUT the enemy knew this was new for me. Because I’ve never encountered a man that listened to worship music I thought this was the real thing. NO. Absolutely not. He didn’t know the Bible, he didn’t spend time with God. When he would drink he would be a different person. His character at the end of the day didn’t reflect what the bible says. The mask of this man will fall very soon at least within the first month. 

Always confused 

This man will cause you to be confused. Have you feeling like you are the issue but you’re not. This relationship will have you going in a circle of emotions a lot. May be good for a while but then you’ll be arguing and confused again tryna figure out why you are not on the same page. You may have even tried to walk away from this relationship but have found yourself continuing to go back. That tug of war is something serious. This is all confusion, chaos, and toxicity. The Lord will never be in the midst of confusion and chaos. 

If any of this resonates with you please know your worth and let this relationship go. Pay attention to what the Holy Spirit is telling you. If you take anything from this post I pray you pay attention to the fruit in your relationships. All relationships because a counterfeit can also be sent in friendships as well. 

I love you but God loves you more. Remember to let the Holy Spirit guide you in all things. 

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God is for you, Never against you!

Y’all I’ve been going through it these last maybe 3 months. Struggling with self doubt, rejection, intrusive thoughts, compassion, betrayal, being lied on and slander amongst a bunch of other things. 

I’ve been angry, impatient, anxious and just feeling like God doesn’t love me anymore. I’ve been facing issues in my household with my children, being betrayed and lied on at work, and feeling rejected.

I have learned we go through all this for a reason. The people that has hurt us, lie on us and betray us were assigned to play a part in our life and that part was a lesson. The Bible says all things work together for our good even these hard times. 

Jesus revealed to me He went through EVERYTHING that we endure. He was perfect, did nothing to no one and he was lied on, talked about, looked down on, beaten and crucified. He was committed to His assignment. If Jesus went through it all, why wouldn’t we?

The Bible says take up your cross Daily and follow him. That means we take our cross on our back and we continue to walk toward him; seek him. We continue to be more like him, develop his characteristics. In the midst of our hard time. This is our training. He’s training us through the hardship to become holy, to be loving and humble. 

I want you to read Psalm 18. The Lord told me to read this scripture. He woke me up about 1am and I remember hearing in my spirit Psalm 18. Let me add really quick how this made me feel that I’m at place in my relationship with God to hear him tell me places to go in the Bible and this made me so happy.

Anywho Psalm 18 is written by David and he’s praising God for rescuing him from his enemies. Saul was soo envious of David he wanted to kill him from the start but David remained loyal to God and God always had his back. It’s the same for us. The bible says that God will never leave us nor forsake us (Hebrews 13:5)

You are his – Isaiah 43:1

You are loved – John 3:16

You are chosen- Ephesians 1:4 & John 15:16

You are his prize possession- 1 Peter 2:9

Remember God if for you. It doesn’t matter  who is against you Romans 8:31

I want you to take the negative thoughts captive daily 2 Corinthians 10:5 and replace it with what God says about you above. Speak them OUT LOUD to yourself DAILY. Even multiple times a day. 

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