Monday, March 10, 2008

Follow His Lead

Dancing with Destiny: Quotes from Dreamers: “In the Broom Closet of Prayer”

I love Jill’s story. It’s so simple – we’ve all been there!!

I began pleading with God to rapture me! But I was trapped by my promise. God had ambushed me to push me through the “birth canal” and into what would eventually become my destiny.

When we feel pushed into a corner, our first reaction is to plead with God for an escape hatch to open and save us from facing the situation. Many times this is the very thing God is going to use to help us to GROW! If we knew all that we would have to face and overcome, many of us would not have signed up. In high school, I never envisioned doing the things I am doing now. God brought me to this place through the things I experienced on my life’s journey. Don’t jump ahead of God. He has it planned. All things together shape us into who we are today.

Don’t fret – God teaches us as we go. I like this part of her story when she was scheduled to speak at a service:

The Pastor asked her, “Didn’t you write down your story and memorize it?”

Jill answered, “Well, no. I didn’t know I was supposed to.”

He said, “You have to have a script! What were you planning to do?”

“Well, you see,” she stammered, “God, He talks to me, and I listen and then just repeat it.”

He looked shocked and the words fairly erupted from him. “No! You can’t do it that way!”

But that is exactly what He wants us to do. Learn to hear His voice and then obey what He tells us. We are not all going to do things the same way. Don’t try to do what God has called someone else to do – do what He has called YOU to do. The bonus is: it will be much easier to do what comes naturally to you anyway.

I am moving constantly toward my destiny. And so are you! God starts with us every day right where we are—using all of where we have been. The problem is, we lose sight of the movement in our calling and grow frustrated or disillusioned about fulfilling our destinies.

Don’t give up!! You are moving forward. Can you see the earth moving? It is. Ever watch the moon? It doesn’t seem to be moving when you look at it, but look away and then come back and look again. It moves across the night sky – slowly, steadily – until it’s time for the sun to come up. EVERY day the cycle is repeated. How silly it would be to get frustrated with the moon for not moving faster or upset because it won’t go in a different direction after we prayed. God has set it on a sure path. Walk on God’s path for YOU!

Selah Y


Holly said...

beautiful...I love it when she said that God speaks to her, she listens and then repeats....may also do just that!! God help me to hear your voice and say what you say!

Magda said...

I agree with my whole heart! I like how you "wrapped it up" at the end.

Cathy said...

Wow! Keep reminding me. Thanks!