Every message from the Lord is not going to be a “feel good” message. It’s not all about you being “happy, wealthy and in love.” There will be times when He’s going to call you out on your sin...out of your flesh. Open rebuke is better than hidden love (see Proverbs 27:5).
It is a lie from this New Age doctrine and way of thinking that convinces you to be Positive Patty. No... sometimes you need to know that you are living in sin and need to stop it. Your feelings do not matter when it comes to snatching your soul from Hell’s fire. Narrow is the way to Heaven and very few shall enter (see Matthew 7:13-14).
I have observed so much, and lately I’ve noticed many Christians, including my friends and quite a few popular ministries falling into these New Age ideologies...especially the “be positive” and “prosperity” gospel. I was fooled by this seducing doctrine in the past and the Lord delivered me. I still err in my writings at times, but as soon as I see it, I repent and make sure I delete the garbage. I refuse to be a tool in the enemy’s kingdom.
We are to be holy and set apart from the world. That means having holy boldness to call out sin. You will not always feel happy serving Christ. The Disciples were tortured and murdered. Honestly, if you lose some friends for telling the truth, they really never were your friends anyway. Wave bye bye. Your job is to be obedient to the Lord, not make best friends. Paul stated in James 4:4 that to be a friend of this world is to be an enemy to this Christ. You decide today, “Am I going to live holy and boldly for Christ, or please this world?”