Picture this. You have to reach a destination, but the only way to get there is to cross over a set of train tracks. Yes, there is a train on the tracks but the train is not currently moving. You know how bad you want to reach your destination, but you scare yourself out of crossing every time one foot touches the tracks, because you think you’re going to get hit.
A lot of times this is exaclty how we behave concerning our calling, our purpose, something God has told us we need to to. To explain the type of picture I am trying to paint, the destination represents our calling and the train represents any hinderances in the way of our calling. Jesus represents the tracks, because answering His call and meeting Him there is the only WAY to walk in our calling, the only way to reach our destination.
The Lord painted this picture for me in a dream, and I will never forget how cleary He gave me the revelation of it as soon as I awakened. I don’t know where I was going, but I was walking and I needed to cross over train tracks to get there. Each time I tried to cross the tracks I would flinch and jump off the tracks because the train that was parked a little off in the distance had now moved, and I thought I was going to get hit. Three times I did this. Finally, I closed my eyes and without even looking I just ran across the tracks. Once I had crossed over, I looked back and noticed that this time the train had not even moved. Right after that I woke up. The Lord immediately started speaking.
“The train was not going to hit you. Why were you so scared to step on the tracks? Yes I know the train moved a little, but I was just moving it so it would be safer for you to cross. There were dangers you couldn’t see that required me to move the train. That train is the people and things you think you have lost or that I have “moved” so it is safe for you to walk in your calling. I have to move things and people in and out of position, why don’t you see? ” He went on to explain that one of the times I flinched the train didn’t even move, but I let fear convince me it had.
He said,”You let fear dictate when you decide to answer my call because you’re scared of what they’ll think, and who you’ll become. You will become who I created you to be and only what I think matters my daughter.”
I couldn’t believe how clearly I had just heard the voice of God and even more so in awe because it was all true.
The last thing He said was, “You have somewhere to go, step on the tracks.” Shortly after He told me to write this blog and there was no way I wasn’t going to do it after that.
I share all this with you to say, my dream wasn’t just for me. I know so many people with these amazing gifts, that God is calling for to use for the kingdom, but we’re so caught up in our fear and the validation of man that we’re not answering His call.
If there’s a destination the Lord has cleary told you to get to, I encourage you to just step on the tracks. That train of osbatcles is not going to hit you; He told me so. What we should fear more than stepping on the tracks is missing out on the blessing that awaits and who we could have blessed on the other side of them.
Fear is not of God. His word says in 2 Timothy:1: 7-8 “For God has not given us the spirit of fear, but a spirit of power, of love, and of a sound mind.”
Concerning seeking the validation of man, His word says, “Am I now trying to win the approval of men, or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.” (Galatians 1:10)
The Lord told me we all have somewhere to get to, and He needs ALL of us to step onto the tracks.
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