Ok guys, so this week I am going to tell you guys about something I have had to learn the hard way.
As a person with autism, I am a little developmentally delayed. So that means that I am extra impressionable. I have to be careful of who I hang out with, or I can easily fall into some of my old habits.
One of those habits is cursing. I can very easily go back to cussing. We all have a weakness, and this is mine.
I have slipped at times, and when I have I realized I have been with someone who also cusses.
Like this past week, I hung out with one such friend. And of course, I fell into the trap. The Holy Spirit gave me a gut check right then. I remembered that I am in ministry and I am anointed! I was, in a way, trading my anointing for acceptance.
This is NOT okay! Nothing is worth trading your anointing for!
I’ll say it louder for those in the back: NOBODY IS WORTH TRADING IN YOUR ANOINTING!
You have a calling on your life and nothing is worth throwing it away!
When you fall into those traps, you hurt your witness. I am not in any way saying it is easy! Trust me, it isn’t. It is so important though.
Be careful who and what you spend your time with. You might end up having to break some ties, but trust me, it’s worth it.
So please, watch your witness and be careful who you hang out with!
Remember, God loves you and so do I!
Hannah Benson — known for her big heart, her kindness, and her eagerness to serve — is the author of the Overcoming Autism blog.
Hannah was diagnosed with Autism at the age of 14, and now uses this media platform as a way to reach out to those living with Autism and other handicaps. Hannah shares tips and coping skills for those with Autism and for family and friends of those who have been diagnosed; she also relates her life to stories in the Bible and chronicles the lessons she’s learned along her journey.
Hannah Benson can be found on Instagram @hannah_benson94 or on Facebook on the Overcoming Autism Hannah’s Story.