Wednesday, May 23, 2018

#WednesdayWisdom - "Let Me Prey for You": The Importance of Protecting Your Promise

Hey everyone, hope you're having a blessed week and making it over the hump. Last Wednesday, we talked about who you should connect to. This week's dose of #WednesdayWisdom is about who you should disconnect from. Today's scripture is Proverbs 4:23, "Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it" (NIV). I've referenced this scripture before, but this time, I'm taking it in a different direction.

When I was younger, my grandma used to tell me, "You can't let everybody pray for you." Back then, I asked, "Why?" because I was raised knowing that prayer is a positive thing. Grandma told me that it is...when it comes from the right place. Now that I'm older, I understand the importance of limiting who I confide in.

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For example, let's say you're ecstatic about something HUGE that just happened in your life. If you told a few people and then all of a sudden, your plans fell through, it's probably because one of your friends told their friend, who told their friend, who pretends to be your friend, but is actually your enemy. Those people you trusted to pray for you may actually be praying against you, preying on your gifts and anointing. Telling everybody your business before everything is set in stone is a recipe for disaster. Everyone is not equipped to cover what you're carrying...and a lot of your "friends" are hoping you'll drop what you're carrying.

If you broadcast things prematurely, you run the risk of allowing your enemies to speak death over your destiny. Before you share your good news, you need to spiritually reevaluate your circle. Ask God to help you distinguish between snakes in the grass and those who are really in your corner. The hard truth is, people want to see you do long as you're not doing better than they are. You might think they're loyal to you, but in actuality, they're loyal to their need of you. They don't really believe in your gift, they believe they can ride your coattails all the way to the top. You were created to be used by God, not by man. The gifts you possess are valuable. When you are confident in that fact, you'll do everything in your power to protect them. Stop letting your adversaries put their mouth on your miracle. You can rejoice at the finish line, but until then, ZIP IT! When you get there, your accomplishments will speak for themselves. In the meantime, protect your promise by knowing when to share it. Timing is everything. #WednesdayWisdom


  1. I love it! Excellent advice. Keep up the good work Siobhan. Your labor is not in vain.

  2. As always #truth! This will help so many people wondering why some things never come to fruition.

  3. I only have a few whom I share a lot with. These trusted friends are wise women and help me grow. I know with out a doubt they pray for me. I also know they can be trusted and don't go around telling everyone everything. While I've known to be careful to watch whom I share the hard things with I've not throught much about sharing the good. I've never thought about how sharing with the wrong person could be harmful. Thanks for sharing the advice.