There was a time in my life as a Christian where I felt like everything came to a severe hault. I went through a desert season in my walk with Christ. But Christ was with me every step of the way. I was very involved in my church prior to this season in my life. I attended bible study every week, Sunday services (sometimes 2 services), I was Sunday School Director, I taught the youth in Sunday School, and I taught adult discipleship classes. I don't say this to brag, I say this so you can see the other extreme I was brought to. I went from all of that to nothing. I got pulled into some controversy at my church home and I was completely oblivious to how long it was brewing. The enemy had a trap waiting for me. Here is the thing, I was still very new to my Christian walk, a babe in Christ during this time and I was on fire for the Lord, but with fire and immaturity comes pride. The bible says that "pride goes before destruction and a haughty spirit before a fall". This is a scripture I became familiar with early in my Christian life, but I did not know i would experience it for myself.
I would love to warn new Chritians who know they have a strong anointing on them; take your time, go slow, don't let people promote you too quickly, let only the Lord guide you and pray for a personal mentor to cover you. I did not have that. But God allowed me to go through what I went through in order to be able to help and warn others. The devil sets traps when you are prideful