God, how can I tell when I am being manipulated?
My dear child, do not be misled or lured by the lies of the enemy.
The enemy is full of trickery and will even use your loved ones to pull you away from me. Look with your spirit and see the shadow for what it is.
You have my light within you. When you are unsure, shine your light outward toward that which you doubt. If the enemy is present, he will shrink and shriek in my light. He will be filled with anger and reveal himself to you.
You must walk away from temptations that are meant to pull you into the darkness. The joy they provide is short-lived, and you will be left feeling empty, unhappy and unfulfilled.
The path of the light is not always easy, but there is peace to be found within. In the end, your reward will be worth all the struggles and effort that you put forth, for, in Heaven, there is no sorrow, only joy.
I know it is hard to resist temptation, but you have the power within you to do it. You have been given the gift of knowledge. This gift allows you to know right from wrong and recognize when someone is trying to manipulate you.
Do not let your love for another blind you or allow them to manipulate you into becoming someone you are not meant to be. You are my child and loved by me. Draw on me for your strength and hold fast, even when it is challenging.
Love, forgive and be alert. You do not have to stop loving someone who has opened themselves to the enemy. Remind them you love them but reject and deflect any darkness they push into your path.
There will be times when you have to walk away from the one you love because the enemy has grasped a hold so strong you cannot free them. When this happens, all you can do is pray for them and continue to walk in the light.
You are an example to all, my disciple and teacher. This includes teaching someone that you will not tolerate lies and deception nor be lured into the shadows.
Not everyone knows they are being used as a tool by the enemy. Manipulation is his tool. When there is love, honesty, truth and trust, manipulation does not exist.
Those who think only of themselves are the ones who try to manipulate others so they can get what they want. They think nothing of you, and their attempts at sincerity will feel insincere.
If you are asking the question, my child, you already know the answer. Look within and trust your light to guide you. Do not open yourself up to the enemy, child, and do not be misled.
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