You get stripped down to nothing. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again: God won’t compete with anything else. So He will begin to pull off anything that might distract you from Him. So. I’m just saying. Get ready to lose a bunch of stuff. People, too.
You spend a lot of time alone. Did I mention that people disappear? It won’t be all burned bridges; however, people will just kind of disappear. Relationships fade away. God is wanting your full attention, and you’ll find yourself with a dry phone while everyone around you is still doing stuff.
Then comes the crushing. There’s this unspoken assumption that God’s anointing falls on you like James Brown’s cape. Nah, b. It is inside you. And just like an olive, God smooshes you to get out the oil. You’ll regret the day you asked for it, but God is “no backsies” kinda God. Once you are in the press, issa no turning back situation.
And I guess I’ll leave it there. Anointing requires brokeness, the kind of crushing that kills everything but the God thing. And the crushing is always about something or someone that you really love, truly value.
And. You will never be the same.