I have wanted to blog for a few days now, but so many things have been running through my head on what to write about, I thought it more appropriate to wait until my mind had cleared a bit. God says, “The end of all things is near. Therefore be clear minded and self-controlled so that you can pray.” (I Peter 4:7) So by all means I was not going to do it! ha
It’s amazing when you listen – and I say listen in the most intimate terminology – how God leads you in the direction He wants you to go. Or perhaps for some people, such as myself, how listening gives you affirmation for the steps of faith you have recently taken blindly and perhaps a little fearfully in the fleshliness of ourselves. God says fear is not of Him – but the reality of it is we are human and we are going to get scared. The choice is whether or not you push through that fear and allow God His moment to work in you or whether you pass it up. (Which I would never suggest! haha)
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. – Philippians 4:6
I have made a lot of decisions in my spiritual and earthly life recently. Recently for me is beginning back in June of last year. (To get caught up please read my previous blogs). The decisions that I have had to make, I was nervous that they were not the right ones. I knew in my heart something had to change, but as far as what to do or what not to do, nothing of that sort is “cookie cut” for us. We have to make decisions that we feel are going to honor God, glorify Him and give Him reverence. God will always guide us but only if you are willing to listen will you hear it. God is a gentleman! He doesn’t force anything upon us 🙂
“In a dream, for instance, a vision at night, when men and women are deep in sleep,fast asleep in their beds—God opens their ears and impresses them with warnings
To turn them back from something bad they’re planning, from some reckless choice,And keep them from an early grave, from the river of no return.” – Job 33:15-18
I can tell you I have experienced these warnings in my dreams. I have experienced a dream that was also warnings for others. When you take heed of the information God has given you and you put it into action as He has requested, the outcome is astonishing!! I could not believe my very eyes as I watched puzzle piece after puzzle piece come together over a few months time and the end result was a mirror image of my vision from the Lord.
In the last few months I have been blessed beyond belief. I have walked into a church where God has laid before me opportunity after opportunity to help witness and mold children into men and women of the Lord’s army. Not only has he given me these opportunities but he has also been giving me the desires of my heart. Things I have prayed for YEARS that are beginning to come true. I can look back and see a timeline that has started. If you are fortunate enough to experience this you will see the amazement I talk about. You will see the miracles that are performed in your life which makes you WANT to work harder at things, makes you WANT to strive to be that better Christian…
4 As for the deeds of men— by the word of your lips I have kept myself from the ways of the violent.5 My steps have held to your paths; my feet have not slipped.6 I call on you, O God, for you will answer me; give ear to me and hear my prayer. Psalms 17:4-6
Lastly, the people God has cross paths with yours is in perfect timing when you listen. If you are out of sync with what God’s plan is, like I was for the longest time… you meet people who you have these thoughts of what could come out of meeting them, or you will find yourself saying, “Wow, wouldn’t it be cool if…” but it never happens because you are out of sync. God’s timing for a person to speak to you, or you to them, or for an opportunity to open up isn’t there because you have arrived too early or too late. When your clock is in sync with God’s clock, you run into that person at just the right moment where a conversation sparks and the rest is history! I have experienced this in the last few months. I have crossed paths with a certain woman who has touched me tremendously. And while she is guarded, and possibly for good reason, I can see how I am supposed to help her. I can also see how she is supposed to help me. This is not easy all the time because what needs to be helped is often full of pride (which we are not supposed to have but again we are human) but my heart has to be open to it. Why? Because there is a reason God has allowed us to cross paths. My prayer is that she and I will have open hearts in those moments of truth and honesty. She is amazing and talented — a woman I am praying God allows to stick with me for the rest of my life. She and I are a lot alike which is something I can see God’s hand in.
Don’t shun yourself from things that God has placed in your life. Don’t be scared! Know that you can do all things no matter how tall the challenge might seem. And open your eyes to what God is doing for you. Most importantly, don’t rush HIS timing just because you think it should come sooner.
Be patient, then, brothers, until the Lord’s coming. See how the farmer waits for the land to yield its valuable crop and how patient he is for the autumn and spring rains. – James 5:7