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by Penny LeClair on October 23, 2014

 

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As most of you know I have left the world of social media. My reasons for leaving are Holy Spirit led. I struggled with this choice for a few months. I reasoned, I compromised, I said to myself, I will cut back time on Facebook and everything will be just fine. It comes down to this, I disobeyed God.

After two months of ignoring the Holy Spirit nudging me to separate myself from Facebook, I woke up this past Tuesday a.m. very early, I started praying and I heard as clear as day in my spirit, get off of Facebook. I could no longer ignore it.  I put a message out to my private Young Living group first alerting them of my decision.  I then announced it to my personal page and my Kingdom Mindset Practitioner page the very next day.

I received awesome awesome support and understanding from many of you, THANK YOU!!  and I received negative responses without understanding. I cannot help those who do not understand.

The conviction and urgency that I felt in my spirit to separate myself was so strong, that I had to ignore those who did not understand.  I have only one other time in my life heard such a clear spoken word to my spirit about something and when I obeyed there was a blessing on the other side that to this day still blows my mind.
But even though the urgency and conviction was strong, I struggled with this choice, back to reasoning and questioning the Lord why? and then I would hear myself say, but Lord, I use it as a ministry to encourage and be a watchmen. Thank God for his patience in my ignorance.

This is what I heard, your time here is up, who are you reaching here anyway? Everyone you are connected with thinks as you do, they believe the same way you do, and the ones that don’t have blocked you or hid your from their feeds. You are NOT REACHING the lost here, it is time to get from behind the screen and get face to face, there are people out there in this world that will never see Facebook, do not know what Facebook even is, and  the ones who do not think like you do, the ones who are not saved, they need to know me now, for the time is short.

I know that many of you expressed the loss of the encouraging posts I made daily and I get that, whatever I shared was something I was going through and needed encouragement in myself.  Thank you for loving my posts and expressing to me how they helped you!  But I personally believe it is time to be like David and talk to our own souls and encourage ourselves so we can get out there and encourage, witness and love the lost. I heard Joyce Meyer say one time if you want your problems to disappear, do something for someone else. That my friends is the answer to life’s problems, give the lost and lonely some hope. We who are born again have that hope in Jesus, it’s time to share HIM.

I have to tell you though that what I heard the Lord say to me was the scariest and most exciting words I have ever heard. Exciting because I have been itching to get out there, witness, pray and lay hands on people and scary because I have no clue how, when or where the Lord is taking me.

As far as my Young Living business, that scared me too, because I would be leaving behind all my friends I have made with Facebook. I also would no longer have the tool of training, meeting and marketing the oils to a vast group of people.

So, I said to the Lord, if you are calling me to do this, then you have to show me how to grow my business, because I have been told by many that the statistics show that social media grows businesses and you can’t be successful without social media etc, and I heard in my spirit, you think I can’t bypass those statistics Penny?  Remember the story of Joseph you and Karlee just did as a study in school Penny, he was taken from a pit, sold as slave, BUT because I was with Him he was successful and everything that he did I caused to prosper. The statistics didn’t look too good for Joseph on the slave block did it?  The LORD was with Joseph, so he became a successful man. And he was in the house of his master, the Egyptian. Genesis 39:2  That is what I will do for you, will you obey?

I just love how God speaks to me! He is awesome.

I know some of you are going what? She is nuts… well whether you think I am nuts or not, I just wanted to share my reasons for leaving Facebook.  I also wanted you to know that I am still going to be sharing, it will just be done differently. A wise women by the name of Dani Johnson once said, look at what everyone else is doing and do the opposite. That is what I am doing, God is not the kind of God who has everyone do the same thing, he is creative and diverse, no matter what the statistics say and whoever hears the call to follow Him, He will give them their own personal plan for their life, if they will listen, obey and trust.

Psalm 16:11 says, You make known to me the path of life and Proverbs 3:5-6 says, Trust in the LORD with all your heart And do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge Him, And He will make your paths straight.  I am ready to hear the Lord tell me to go and I go, do and I do, say and I say. I am ready to listen, obey and trust.

As I close, I want to thank each one of you for your heartfelt encouragement over my decision and I pray that God pours out His love on you, and that you are rooted and grounded so deep in His love that no demon in hell can touch you, destroy your or steal from you. I ask that the Lord put a hedge of protection around you and your family and that everything you put your hands to prospers and succeeds just as Joseph did! In Jesus Mighty Name.

Blessings to you,

Penny LeClair
Kingdom Mindset Practitioner

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