Thursday, January 19, 2012

When they try to suppress you

Years ago when I was first starting out in the ministry an older minister took me aside and sternly said these exact words:

"Deanna, if you're ever going to be successful in the ministry you're going to have to learn to suppress yourself."


I knew what the word suppress meant but just to get a fuller picture I went home and looked it up in the dictionary.  

Sup·press

[suh-pres] 
verb (used with object)
1.
to put an end to the activities of (a person, body of persons, etc.): to suppress the Communist party.
2.
to do away with by or as by authority; abolish; stop (a practice, custom, etc.).
3.
to keep in or repress (a feeling, smile, groan, etc.).
4.
to withhold from disclosure or publication (truth, evidence, a book, names, etc.).
5.
to stop or arrest (a flow)

After this comment was made I quickly decided to suppress anything that person ever said to me again by stopping it at my ears and never letting it get into my spirit.

God never saved anyone to suppress them. 



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