I don’t know why I am up at 5:15am writing, but I felt strongly that I needed to and I have learned when prompted, I need to obey. The Lord always has a reason as to the why.
Recently (in the past few months) the Lord has restored a vision he gave me about relocating and having a family. I was sharing in my last post how we can replace a right vision with a wrong one and that is what I did. But I am back on track now and let me tell you how God got my attention.
God used two very miserable holidays to get my attention. That would be Thanksgiving and Christmas. I come from a very large family and since I have been in Florida, I have been far from family. I do have a half-sister who lives 15 minutes away, but sadly she is pretty anti-social. But God getting my attention really started last summer when hurricane Irma came and my sister-in-law made a plea to me to “come to Georgia” to avoid the storm. Although I didn’t go to avoid the storm, I knew God was speaking to me through her words. But I was still very blind because I thought God just wanted me to take a trip. So I started planning a trip.
I was all set to take this trip, but I didn’t have one thing and that was the provision. I know that may sound crazy to some, but when you live by faith, sometimes it’s just that way. I’ve had God provide for me on the same day that I needed to take a trip, so I know it can happen. After I didn’t go to Georgia, I was very disappointed, but I also knew there was a reason. I just didn’t understand it yet. Fast forward to two miserable holidays. Thanksgiving was a nightmare. I have never been that depressed, but after Thanksgiving I had a breakthrough.
One night the Lord told me to leave the television on while I was sleeping. I never intentionally sleep with the television on, but I obeyed the voice of the Lord and put the TV on the Christian Station (TBN) and drifted off to sleep. Around 5 am I was awakened to Pastor John Gray from Joel Osteens church sharing how he met his wife in Atlanta. He said that God spoke to him to move there and God spoke to her to move there and that was the place they met. Well honestly I stared at the TV in disbelief. You see, I had so buried the vision that I was baffled. But God woke me up in time to hear what Pastor Gray was saying. You see the Lord blocked my trip because he was talking about a geographical move, not a trip.
For the next few weeks I pondered it in my heart and it wasn’t until I said yes to the Lord again, that the misery and depression lifted and I knew God was telling me that if I wanted to have a mate and a family, I would have to relocate to Georgia. And if I didn’t relocate it wasn’t going to happen. All I could say was yes Lord!! (to be continued)
Genesis 12:1Living Bible (TLB)
12 God had told Abram, “Leave your own country behind you, and your own people, and go to the land I will guide you to.