Wednesday, June 16, 2010

I have been able to spend some time listening to a very good friend of mine struggling with some spiritual battles that really do not make since to her right now. She is at a place in her walk and in her life where things should be good and she should be happy...And she is not. She is walking away from something that looks so why is she walking away? Because on the inside she doesn't feel like it's right.
How many times have we been in her shoes? We may be looking at a situation or circumstance that looks so good and like we should be jumping on the opportunity but something is telling us to wait, to hold on, and that it is just not right. It doesn't make sense to us or to anyone around us and when we try to explain why we are walking away, we look stupid to them. They try to convince us that we are losing our mind or that it is anxiety or that we are just not thinking things through.
So, what do we do? Where do we go from here?
Sometimes when God speaks to us, it looks very stupid to the world. It doesn't make sense to even us sometimes. We can't even explain what we are thinking because it cannot be put into words and when we try to explain it, it sounds crazy to the fleshly ears of ours. So, WHAT?
WAIT....Wait on the Lord...Wait in His presence...Wait for Him to speak to you for the next step...Wait and stop listening to others.
Seek Him for the answer. And even when we think we have sought Him enough and don't hear anything, then seek Him even more.
In church on Sunday the speaker talked about being on the outer circle when we see a vision or have a dream and when we start to seek God for the clarity of the dream or vision then we get into the inner circle.
Sometimes we can't make sense of what is going on, but we know that God is saying, "STOP". We are in the outer circle...and sometimes we tend to run to our friends, our mentors, our strong Christian neighbors for answers to what it is He is trying to say to us. We need to seek Him ourself and get in the inner circle so we can get clarity. Who knows better what He means when He speaks than the Man Himself?
Not sure who this may be for, but maybe God has whispered something to you that may not make sense to you or to those around you in the fleshly realm, but you know deep down that it is God speaking. Seek Him for more clarification so that you can understand, and even if you don't get it right away continue to seek Him and don't move until God says to move.