When the Holy Spirit told me I was salty and presented this revelation I’m about to talk about, I’d be honest I was not the least bit amused and was in denial for a couple of days but He painted the picture so clear I couldn’t even front that it wasn’t the truth. It didn’t stop me from being a little angry though I mean look at all my effort and in just a sentence He exposed my folly.
And it came to pass, when they had brought them forth abroad, that he said, Escape for thy life; look not behind thee, neither stay thou in all the plain; escape to the mountain, lest thou be consumed. – Genesis 19:17
So one day I don’t even quite remember how exactly it happened, whether I was participating in a self mannequin challenge or I just decided to freeze in the middle of my house but for some reason I looked behind me and the image well, my image of Lot’s wife hit my mind. If you don’t know the story of Lot’s wife, it’s in Genesis 19. I would have retold it but you guys know I’m a talker…. I’d say so much this post would have to be put in series (hehehe). Anyway so when the image hit my mind, self-righteous me said “foolish woman, you had one job bruh!! One job!! Don’t turn your head but noooooo you just had to, now you salty!!!” (Lol) it made me giggle a little “ha! You salty!!” Then right there in my spirit I heard “well you salty too”
But his wife looked back from behind him, and she became a pillar of salt. – Genesis 17:26
Ummm what??? Now what did I do? You don’t see me stuck at one place so how am I being placed in the same situation as Lot’s wife? You don’t see me fixated on Sodom and Gomorrah now, do you? Then He said but you are!! You can assume you aren’t but on the inside you have things you are fixated on, stuck! Just like Lot’s wife… your life physically seems to be progressing but part of your mental, emotional and spiritual state is right there salty and staring at a person or a situation. I’m still wearing my filthy cloak of self-righteousness so I’m like rolling my eyes like “I’m no where in this” and then He continued, let’s take a walk through memory lane. Remember when I told you to give your life wholly to me and let me do my work through you, what was your response…. that you weren’t ready to give up certain things and you were young to be a boring Christian with no clue of what’s happening in the world and not being able to dress the way you wanted to. That’s you turning back to see the “gems” you would be leaving behind when I clearly asked you to flee and not look back. That’s you being “salty” right there.
Remember when I asked you to forgive that girl who hurt you bad, just let it go and you said but God look at all she’s doing… that’s you again being salty in your emotions. Yes, you are aging and doing well, spreading the good news with me but you are still a pillar of salt emotionally, who is deciding to look at the past and pain instead of just letting go and not turning back like I asked. Remember when I asked that we speak and have fellowship EVERY dawn so I can teach you, give you counsel and further unlock your gifts but you choose to come talk to me whenever you like? That’s you being stuck like a pillar of salt spiritually. I have bigger plans ahead of you but you are looking back at the things I’ve already told you, already shown and given you as enough, as though that’s my limit. I’m ready to offer you more but you are stuck looking at what has already been given you… now who’s salty Jewie? Shall I continue?
After the third example I was terrified about which other cards He’d pull out. The Holy Spirit really doesn’t know how to play (lol), I mean we were just playing and He’d just taken the thing to another level. I was not amused at all but it set my mind thinking real good. What???? Physically I may not be standing as a pillar of salt but in some areas of my life I was standing there stuck emotionally, psychologically and spiritually, because I chose to exalt and value things and beings above the Most High.
I’m sure just like me, someone is denying he is salty! For your own good however I want you to take a trip down memory lane, think of the times God required you to move on from something or someone but you chose to ‘look back‘ and hold on to it. That relationship that God told you to leave behind and not look back, but no God can’t possibly give you better than her(him) so you may physically walk away but emotionally you are stuck like a salt pillar fixated on her. The parent God said to forgive that you haven’t? That’s you being stuck salty in the past. That school or job rejection that you can’t seem to let go off, that’s you being stuck salty. Some of us, just like Lot’s wife are stuck salty staring at the ‘goodness’ of the world, staring at what we’d be leaving behind, staring at our cool tag we are walking away from, staring at money we get from being corrupt or being worldly small when God has clearly said come with me and don’t look back, there is nothing good there. We value the old when God says I have better.
So yes, physically we might be aging, operating in some level of our gifts, we might be doing well according to world’s standards, we might be ‘ahead’ of others physically but on the inside we are just as ‘salty’ as Lot’s wife because we are holding on to, considering, paying attention to, regarding something that God has told us to walk away from. I can assure you that you can never hit your full potential if you are still subconsciously staring back and stuck at certain things and beings. Luckily for us, God’s mercy is never ending and sufficient. You need to revisit those moments and points, ask for forgiveness and surrender it all unto Him. Cast that burden on Him and watch your life become richer, more fruitful and watch God help you delve into areas and unlock potentials you never knew existed!
But you need to ask … “what am I stuck being salty over?“