FAMILY vs. FAMILY

When you begin your walk in the Truth and start to gain wisdom and understanding, you realize there are many changes one has to make.  For some, it’s easier than others but the one change I have seen affect people the most, including myself, was the separation from our family members.  I came in to the knowledge of the Truth thinking everything between my family and I would be the same, but I was so wrong.

As soon as I understood who the chosen people of the Most High were, I couldn’t wait to tell my family. I felt like I had won the lottery and wanted to share my riches. I thought for sure my family would accept it like I had.  To my surprise they didn’t.  My mother was and is completely against the Truth.  My siblings respected my beliefs and went as far as having family events on Sundays but that was it. They were curious as to what I follow but didn’t believe in making any changes.  We were no longer like-minded. That’s when the pain and separation began.  I couldn’t understand why things had to be that way.

The Truth brought me closer to the brothers and sisters at the congregation.  We were all, for the most part, on the same page.  It was and is beautiful to come together and be like-minded with the brethren.  From celebrating our Feast days, to getting together for a bar-b-q or simple game of kickball, our minds are always on the Most High.  I love that I never have to worry if someone is going in my personal belongings that are left unattended or if my kids are being influenced negatively and that the food and drinks are always lawful to consume.  We all know and follow the laws of the Most High and keep ourselves on point. I began to fill that void I was feeling, but it still bothered me.  Finally I spoke to a sister about my situation and she explained to me that everyone goes through this, she told me about her personal experience and how she dealt with it. My husband gave me some scriptures and I realized the Truth is not for everyone. The Most High and Yahawashi choose who they want! I was chosen, I’AM a winner!

John 15:16; “Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you…”

Deep inside though, sometimes, I still miss my family. When this happens, I remind myself of the negative things that happen when we get together. I also know I shouldn’t be sitting with people that disobey our Father on a daily basis. So when I begin to feel sad or lonely I remember I am not alone, I have a huge family at True Nation so I call one of my many sisters in the Truth, I shake off the feeling and continue on my path to righteousness.

2nd Corinthians 6:14; “Be ye not equally yoked together with unbelievers: for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness? and what communication hath light with darkness?”

2nd Corinthians 6:17; “Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you.”

1st Corinthians 15:33; “Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.”

Know that on your path you will definitely miss your family and will contemplate joining them for gatherings or holidays but remember what Yahawa and Yahawashi say  and understand that you are not alone in your walk. We are all here to help and support you, including the Most High and Yahawashi!

Romans 16:17-18; “17 Now I beseech you, brethren, mark them which cause divisions and offences contrary to the doctrine which ye have learned; and avoid them. 18 For they that are such serve not our Lord Jesus Christ, but their own belly; and by good words and fair speeches deceive the hearts of the simple.”

Luke 11:23; “He that is not with me is against me: and he that gathereth not with me scattereth.”

People always say blood is thicker than water, but in my realm TRUTH is thicker than blood.

Matthew 12:46-50; “46 While he yet talked to the people, behold his mother and his brethren stood without, desiring to speak with him. 47 Then one said unto him, Behold, thy mother and thy brethren stand without, desiring to speak with thee. 48 But he answered and said unto him that told him, Who is my mother? and who are my brethren? 49 And he stretched forth his hand toward his disciples, and said, Behold my mother and my brethren! 50 For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and my sister, and mother.

4 Comments

  1. It is very sad to see that not all of our family will accept the truth. I am very thankful to have at least my immediate family(parents and siblings) with me in this walk of faith. I am also thankful to have a big congregation that is trying to do this truth, and we all have each other, and the Most High and Christ.

  2. Excellent article!! No doubt its hard to let go, but just keep ur eyes on the prize of salvation!

  3. This article and scriptures are perfect. I am currently going through a lot with my family and sometimes I second guess myself as far as being “too harsh” about distancing myself and my child from there foolish actions, but I’m not harsh at all just protecting my family’s souls. I definitely needed to read this. Hopefully my connection with true nation will fill that void. Thank you so much

  4. I struggled for a while trying to get one very important person in particular to understand the Truth. Finally one day I realized you can’t force anyone to do anything they don’t want or desire to do. It just creates a resentful environment. I remembered that last day, and this past situation answered the following question, “Can two walk together, except they be agreed?” The Answer is NO.

    Thank you for sharing your experience and this topic with us my SISTER Ruthy! One member to my true family…

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