Sometimes, bad things happen. For unknown reasons. For unjust causes. Without a warning. It shows up unexpectedly out of nowhere.
When this occurs, we can be unaware of what's happening in the spiritual realm. Some people don't know this is a real thing.
Behind watchful eyes, the enemy ferociously roars. He wants to devour us. He wants to destroy our lives. To kill our passions. To steal our deepest aspirations. To destroy everything near and dear to us.
He despises when we speak truth. He cringes when we boldly proclaim Christ is Lord of our world. He doesn’t want us writing blogs, books, or posts about our faith. He will go to great lengths to oppress us. Even by using other people, places, or circumstances to wreak havoc in our lives.
Please understand that Satan will use anyone or anything, including social media platforms, to kill our dreams, steal our tribe, and destroy our reputations. Most of all, he wants to trample all over our powerful testimonies. He desires to dismantle our faith.
What a better way than having me censored on YouTube and Google? And to have my YouTube channel suspended? For wrongful reasons. For evil purposes. For no justification.
YouTube had become my sweet spot. After six years of slowly growing my channel, a few years ago it took off. Suddenly, my videos were getting thousands upon thousands of views. People, mere strangers, connected deeply to my real, raw stories about fibromyalgia, pharmaceutical mishaps, surviving a near death experience, and my struggle to recover.
As of this Monday, April 23, 2018, I had close to 2,000 subscribers, close to 200 videos, and thousands of likes, shares, and comments. Although, I was thrilled to help people by giving them hope, encouragement, educational information, and wellness tips, I questioned why most people had no interest in my videos on faith?
Yet, my YouTube videos about depression, fibromyalgia, drug withdrawals, and my hellish nightmare received significant attention? I'm talking millions of people viewing, liking, and commenting on those videos. I couldn't keep up with the nonstop comments, questions, and strangers emailing me on a daily basis.
My best guess is that our world is plagued with stress, anxiety, depression, and chronic pain. People are searching for answers. People are looking for ways to taper their own prescriptions. Folks from every walk of life have grown weary from potent medicines causing negative side effects, disabling symptoms, and doing more harm than good.
Most of all, they were desperate for hope, for healing, and for regaining their own health. And God chose me to be the vessel. He handpicked me to offer hope, healing, and vibrant health. It was His divine call upon my life.
A few months ago, I reached a point of wanting to shift my YouTube topics to something new. I didn’t want to record anymore videos on the topic of medicine or how they turned my health upside down. I needed fresh content that my subscribers would be interested in.
Out of nowhere, I was placed onto a new path involving the medicinal plant, CBD, derived from hemp. It’s not psychoactive. It won’t cause euphoria.
It doesn’t get people high; it gets them healthy. There's less than .03% THC in the CBD oil. The good news is a new formula is getting launched without any THC. If you want to learn more, sign up for a free tour of my CBD website.
Over the past month, my CBD videos did excellent. Immediately, I started earning income. Everybody wanted to jump on board this sky rocketing health remedy. They were open to natural options without dangerous side effects.
It was an awesome answer to prayer. Ultimately, the CBD oil significantly reduced my migraines, low lumbar pain, inflammation, fibromyalgia pain, rashes from getting “glutened,” night sweats, hormones, and the severe sleep disturbances I’ve battled for 20 years. I’m finally sleeping! And it’s a beautiful breakthrough!
Unexpectedly, the enemy reared his ugly head. He stirred up trouble for me. And he purposely chose my biggest platform to bring me down.
On Tuesday, April 24, 2018, in the blink of an eye, everything changed. At 1:15 PM, I received a text message from Google. It appeared that something was wrong with my account. Initially, I thought I got hacked.
Within a brief moment, my Google account was restored. It looked like everything was alright. That turned out to be the furthest from the truth.
Google owns YouTube along with three other websites, including Adsense. This prompted me to head over to my YouTube channel to make sure everything was fine. What I unexpected discovered was that YouTube suspended me.
Without notification. Without an email or message. Without a logical explanation. Zero!
In one click of a button, I lost everything. Over six years of hard labor. Close to 200 videos. Close to 2,000 subscribers. And thousands upon thousands of likes, shares, and comments. Gone!
One big concern is that YouTube has no great way to communicate with them. Neither does Google. Same for most social media websites. They have much power, control, and wealth. For unjust purposes they could annihilate you in one click of a button. Just like that. Because they can get away with it. And most of the time, they do.
After repeated attempts to contact YouTube and Google, I received a very vague message from YouTube. They claimed my business opportunity video about residual income is "violent." They deleted it.
Can someone please explain how living out your passionate purpose, being an entrepreneur, and setting goals is "violent?" Seriously, this is a bogus excuse by YouTube.
In addition, they suspended me for three solid months. They won’t even permit me to watch other people’s YouTube videos. They stated that I couldn't create another YouTube account. Because that’s how they roll. (Control freaks who are filthy demons!)
As for censorship on YouTube and Google, it happens often. By people of every gender, race, religion, age, culture, and educational background. No one is exempt.
Censorship is suppressing people from speaking. It's taking away the first Amendment of Freedom of Speech. According to Merriam-Webster, suppression is defined as, "To put down by authority or force. To keep from public knowledge. To restrain from a usual course or action. To keep secret. To stop or prohibit."
YouTube and Google have creative ways of suppressing people. Or messing with your YouTube channel. A few examples are my own YouTube channel as well as hundreds of other YouTubers. A few weeks ago, I noticed that right after my video was uploaded onto YouTube, people were liking it and commenting on it. But there were no views listed. The views should show up each time someone watches my video.
Mysteriously, this particular video appeared as if no one viewed it, due to it showing zero views. Yet, the comments and likes continued. The numbers were not adding up.
I suspect someone behind the scenes purposely prevented my video from receiving the correct number of views. By doing this, it most definitely impacts my videos being seen, getting more comments, shares, subscribers, and likes.
Of course, this isn't the only time I experienced "stranger things" on my YouTube channel. For over one year, I've noticed the number of views were not correct on countless of my videos. There were also plenty of times, YouTube would prevent me from responding to someone's comment on my own channel. Or certain topics in my videos never got attention, especially those pertaining to faith, Christianity, or conservative beliefs.
Which leads me straight into YouTube demonetization censorship. This opens up a whole other can of worm. And my YouTube channel was directly impacted by it. While some YouTubers were throwing a social media tantrum, they had justifiable cause.
With this new demonetization, a wide variety of topics became taboo on YouTube. What it boils down to is that if a creator has videos with taboo content, they can't earn income from it. Some of the controversial topics include mental health, religion, faith, as well as countless others for not being "advertiser friendly."
Despite the long hours and labor involved with maintaining my YouTube channel, I've known that my interests of topics would never earn one cent. However, I was able to promote my books, coaching services, events, CBD oil, and wellness products in YouTube to earn income. Unfortunately, that source of steady income has vanished. It cuts like a knife. After a few days, I still feel the sting.
My heart hurts. The rug has been pulled out from under my feet. Most upsetting of all is that YouTube accused me of doing something that is not true. There was nothing violent in my videos. Not in the entire six years. I have no doubt in my mind that censorship is at the root of this issue.
The bottom line is that if you are a Christian, conservative, talk about your religious beliefs or relationship with Christ, you are pro-life, or you are a whistle-blower, such as with the pharmaceutical industry or corruption within our world, it's likely that YouTube can find ways to silence you.
Even if it means suspending or terminating you from their website. Or working behind the scenes to not let viewers to like, share, comment, or watch your videos.
As for YouTube claiming that in three months my suspension is up and I can gain access into my YouTube channel as well as my hundreds of videos, I will believe it when I see it. They lost all credibility and trust.
There's no saying that if I would return in three months, YouTube could turn around to find another lame excuse to suspend me, again. For no just cause. Because they feel like it. Or they hate what I talk about.
Why should I put my time, energy, money, research, and labor into growing a YouTube channel when it can be quickly taken from me? At this moment, I see no logical reason to return.
For any of my subscribers who are reading this blog, I want to say thank you for your support, friendship, prayers, and encouragement. Ultimately, it's each of you who I will miss.
In the meantime, I'm moving on. I will not permit YouTube or Google censorship to drag me down. I'm confident in my purpose and that God will open new doors of opportunity for me.
Lastly, we have to understand that we have One great God who still sits on the throne. YouTube, Google, or any other big corporation cannot censor the Lord. They can't derail what God has ordained for our lives.
"Everyone must submit to governing authorities. For all authority comes from God, and those in positions of authority have been placed there by God." Romans 13:1 (NLT)
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