I have received many encouraging prophetic words lately (any word from the Lord is, by definition, a “prophetic word”). Most of them have come from other people. I suspect these words are intended to confirm to me that I’m heading in the right direction in working through this rejection issue — namely, moving from a posture of rejection to a posture of acceptance.

To be honest, though, I’m having a hard time receiving them. Even while they’re being given to me, I recognize with my head that they are prophetic words but doubt with my heart. That little voice of rejection comes up: “That’s not from God. That person’s just saying that because they want to make you feel nice.” Or, “God doesn’t really think that. That person has it all wrong. It’s nice, though, that they tried.” And I can even recognize that the “little voice” isn’t me speaking, and it isn’t God speaking, so… I’m working to take those thoughts captive and submit them to God, which is the truth of the word being spoken in that instant.

Any case, in the spirit of believing God is working through people to speak straight to the depths of my heart, where no mere word of man can reach, I am including in this blog a very meaningful note that one person shared recently. It’s poetry like, and I believe it is a word from God to me because it is consistent with the heart of scripture; it has supported, encouraged, and comforted me; and it was sharp enough to pierce to the depth of what I’m going through — something only God would know.

I’m also including it here as a gesture of “shaking the fist” at the deceiver who has been trying to convince me that this beautiful note was not for me and not true. By preserving it and going public with it, I’m claiming it as true and for me. It is the voice of Truth.

Dear Kelly,

I see you.

I see you.

I see your beauty.

I see your kindness.

I see your selflessness,

And martyred heart.

I see when you’re hurt,

And angry, and confused.

I see when you work.

I see when you work harder.

I see when you hold it together,

And fall apart.

I see you when it’s dark;

Remember, I brought you to the light.

I see when you’re alone.

I see when others don’t see.

I send others to see,

To remind you that I see,

And can make them all see.

I see you.

I see you.

Do you see me?

Just look for me.