Friday, June 22, 2012

Fighting the Enemy

 Linking with Charlotte at Spiritual Sunday & Laura at Beholding Glory & Wendy at Sunday Link-up

“The first step on the way to victory is to recognize the enemy.” Corrie Ten Boom

He told me he was called to shine hope.....and that he had God's favor on him. He's spoken across the country and convinced many he's for real....But I learned that he conned people out of their money.....took things that didn't belong to him....hurt a lot of people.

Some believe in his calling...and hold him high. Some claim he's what he says. But others see behind the deception. They caught the lies....they see his con. 

This is the man stole my manuscript. He's claimed it as his own.  Two copyright lawyers I never met stepped up to fight for me. They're kind people who believe in right and wrong. And they said....what this man is doing....is very wrong.

Every effort to be reasonable....has fallen on a hardened heart. He thinks he'll get rich off my work.  At times he's made me afraid.The lawyers tell me not to be.... and to stand strong....

On Monday I have to make a decision.....how I want to proceed....if I want to file a lawsuit against him or walk away. Some say 'don't give in....others 'let go.' 

I think God knew this would happen. I'm not standing alone......maybe taking a stand then is a good thing....

Thanks for praying Guys...

Into the darkness you shine.....out of the ashes we rise.....

21 comments:

Tracy said...

Nikki,
I'm no expert but you KNOW in your heart of hearts what the answer is already! I wonder if you 'let it go' if you'll always wonder...I have faith in YOU and faith in our God that He has already led you to the right answer for you!
Thinking of you...

Janette@Janette's Sage said...

So, so sorry...but I know "vengeance is my says the Lord" and He will fight for you. Yes, we need to know the enemy...blessings as God shows you the direction to take and as you stand and watch Him take what the enemy meant for evil and use it for His good

Karen said...

Praying for God's wisdom for you and that He will show Himself strong on your behalf.

Wanda said...

Hi Nikki, sending you prayers as you seek God's direction for the next steps. Wherever He leads you He has already gone before you. At times we are called to stand up fight.

RCUBEs said...

I can feel the dilemma sis you're facing. When they first gave me a hard time at work I didn't want to fight. As they lessened my hours, God turned it into a huge advantage. I had resorted to no advice but by His Word. Not only He gave me His peace & joy but when I brought my case to a federal agency which can help me, He is teaching me patience as the process is long. But during this waiting period contentment flooded my heart even more knowing that anybody can strip away things from me but it's ok knowing I will always have God with me.

I fought against those powerful people because no one dared to fight & told others their abuse on their power. Now everyone who's upset about the manager &supervisors are closely awaiting the outcome of my case. But what they can clearly see is Gid's provision & blessings for my life as I go through this tough battle.

I know you have ears...The question now is what will you choose? You have nothing to be afraid of because you are fighting under His banner. I am praying for His guidance & gift of discernment on you sis. You are already a conqueror because of Christ! Thanks be to our good Lord. I'll keep you in prayers as I go to work rhis weekend. May you always be strong in God's mighty power!!!

RCUBEs said...

Sorry for the typo's...I'm typing from my phone. Take care.

RCUBEs said...

As soon as I left after commenting, I had to come back...Sorry...Because the words in your post were still ringing to my ears and my heart began to see that God used your manuscript to expose this evil man's deeds. God bless and protect you.

joy said...

This is a very sad story. Work of the enemy. BUt I am sure God will be with you all the way. Fight or the truth. Stand for the truth. This person must be stopped so that he will not con anybody again. He too need to know the truth.

Reformed rebel said...

Nikki ~ Some scriptures for you...

“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not faint.” Isaiah 40:31 NLT

Ye are of God, little children, and have overcome them: because greater is he that is in you, than he that is in the world.
1 John 4:4 KJV

What then shall we say to these things? If God is for us, who can be against us?
Romans 8:31 NKJV

Blessings...Chelle

Daisy said...

I'm so sorry to hear you are facing this problem. I hope that things will work out for you. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog.

Crown of Beauty said...

It is indeed warfare time for you dear Nikki, as it has always been from the moment you were conceived. What you are facing seems a great enemy, a Goliath, but I am praying that the spirit of David will arise in you, and that you will trust on your God to fight and win this battle for you.

Yes, Rosel is right, this man stealing your manuscript is God's way of exposing him finally. The evil deeds of darkness will be exposed, and God will let His righteousness prevail.

Praying with you, and for you.

I keep on wondering, how can he claim what you have written as his own? If what you have written is your story... well you have a backup manuscript, I am sure... and you can beat him at his own game by having it published ahead... (just thinking aloud... but I know you are on the winning side and God is for you.) He is the Father of the Fatherless...

Much love
Lidia

Pamela said...

I have prayers in my heart for you this weekend. You live close to God and He will guide. Don't you love that?

Finally Free said...

I am so sorry this happened to you my friend. Will be praying for you for wisdom. We are definitely in a battle. Standing side to side and back to back with you.

Hugs,
Tammy

Nana Jul said...

I'm praying for the Spirit to Rise up on the inside of you, strengthening you with the Power of God! Phil 2:13 For God is working in you, giving you the desire and the power to do what pleases Him!
Love ya sister!
Jul

Lisa notes... said...

Wow. I'm so sorry to hear that you've been put in this position! May the Lord give you discernment to know how to proceed. Praying for you, friend. I know you'll make the right decision.

Esther Joy said...

Wow! That's heavy stuff! Thinking of you and will be praying for you!

Nikky44 said...

Sarah, first I want to thank you for your words of support on my blog.
I can only imagine how frustrating it is to see someone steel your work. Tat is terrible :(

Just Be Real said...

Hugs to you Nikki....

A Plain Observer said...

Jesus always stood for what he belived, didn't he? even when it took him to the cross, so why would you not?
Do not quit. You didn't before and you are not now

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

I am so sorry...I do know you are not standing alone...whatever you do, He will be with you

Charlotte said...

I'm so sorry to hear this. I'm adding my prayers that God will lead you to do what is right. My first reaction is to take him to court. It seems like the right thing to do, but I don't recommend it. I honestly don't have the answer. The words of the song I'm listening to right now as I write this are so true. Our God is stronger and higher than any other. I do know that God will honor you in some way in this. His ways are not always our ways so I don't know how it will happen, but I believe it will.
Blessings,
Charlotte