(Admit it. You’re singing.)
We-e-e-e-e-e-ll, I should know better than to think I could dash off a quick, encouraging post whilst sitting at the airport, waiting to board a plane, which is exactly what I’m doing. It’s those darn rabbit trails…I had a thought in mind, and I was going to talk about it on the simplest, most superficial of levels, but then when I went to research the components of my thoughts, I started thinking about nuances of words and how they’d apply to what I wanted to say, which meant I had to look up the nuances, which led to more thoughts…heck, just re-reading my last sentence is making me tired!
So. Instead of telling you what I was GOING to tell you, I will share with you the reason I am at the airport. I’m sitting here because someone I love said yes to God when He asked if she was ready to walk into some brand new healing. And He had told me I was going to be a part of it several months ago, but I had to wait for her to be ready. And she is.
God told me my word for 2014 is “new.” As in, He makes all things new. This year will be about new ways of seeing things, new ways of doing things, new ways of Him doing things and showing me things, maybe new jobs, new locations…I’m not even sure yet. What I do know is that He has said clearly to me that things can change in a single moment. I am not to stress about what I don’t see happening, but I am to watch for those moments and be ready. He called them “flashpoints,” and I saw a timeline with these big dots on it. Periodically, one of the dots would flash once – like when you throw those little crackerballs on the ground. One quick pop, and then it was done. I got the sense that He is being very intentional about things in this season, and each one of those flashpoints is only gonna flash once. I don’t want to miss any of them.
This moment in time is a flashpoint for my friend, and the way this trip came about is a VERY big object lesson for me regarding how a couple of things I reallyreallyreallyreally want to happen are probably going to happen. Not that I have details, obviously, but they’re gonna be single moments that flash and then everything will be different…if I don’t miss them.
Be encouraged! I know I’m not the only person in the world this word applies to. If you are facing impossible situations, don’t focus on what’s not happening. Be looking for the flash!
On that note, adios…I’m leavin’ on a jet plane…and you’re singing again, aren’t you? 😉