(Lord Jesus, most precious Holy Spirit, I am going to make myself available right now if you want me to write down what you told me the other day for someone special. It was long, so if you want it written down, then You will have to help me. T.Y.J.) (Dear Child of God,) (Tears flow when I pray for you because I see that you are on the cusp of deciding what to do with the rest of your life. This world as we know it is no more. As you can see all around you, we are at a place of important decisions…..especially in your precious life, Sweetie. The God of the Universe is asking something very hard of you. We are all being CALLED in one way and to one degree or another. The question is whether we say in word and action…..Yes o o. The harder it is, the more dynamic the PURPOSE and RESULT. Let the Holy Spirit draw you a picture in your mind.) You are in a dense woods; it is a pitch dark night. You cannot see one foot in front of you. The friend your with took the flashlight and went a distance to see what was around the area because neither of you were familiar with where you were. You stood completely still because you were afraid to move in the blackness after trying and falling. There is a noise and your reaction is to go toward it thinking it is your friend. “NO, DO NOT MOVE!! WAIT UNTIL I TELL YOU, ” your friend shouted! You stood frozen in place. Then your friend said, “Do not move until I tell you exactly how. There is a cliff with a deep drop off just a FEW STEPS from you.” Fear gripped you as you thought of how unfair it was to find yourself in this situation. It could be all over right now.
What am I going to do?
Your friend said, “Trust me! Take THREE STEPS TO THE RIGHT! ” You could not move.
Could you TRUST this friend to lead you correctly when there was so much at stake?
What if it should be only two steps?
What if the leaves and brush were hiding the true edge of the cliff?
What if this friend was not really who you thought, but instead wished you harm?
Now, the only way you could truly TRUST this person is if you KNOW him very PERSONALLY and have spent a lot of time with him to KNOW how he thinks, what he feels, his ethics…..his heart concerning you. Only if you truly KNOW him could you take those three steps in utter darkness believing that he had your best interest in mind, believing he had a PLAN for your survival, a PLAN for your life. In order for you to take these steps in total blackness, you must put everything you KNOW about this person on the line.
Can you TRUST him NOT TO LET YOU FALL?
To fall into that ravine would mean being alone in this world without someone special to love you. It would mean that the promise made to you when you were just a little child was really a lie all the time. It would mean that all the prophesies that people have brought to you over the years have been false. In order to take those steps in the darkness, you would have to KNOW that person so well, so PERSONALLY, that you were capable of laying down your life based on your TOTAL TRUST in him.
(Dear Precious Child, you have heard many people tell you the Lord has told them that He is going to use you in a mighty way. Yes, He has told me also…..several years ago. You are standing in the black forest right now. You are at a crossroads in your life. You have held back the work the Father has for you because you have held onto the desires of your heart. He wants to BE the TOTAL DESIRE of your heart, without the yearning for worldly fulfillment. Yes, this sounds as drastic a situation as being in pitch darkness at the edge of a cliff having to TRUST someone with your very life.)
(The question still is: Do you KNOW Him so well, so PERSONALLY, that you KNOW you can TRUST Him? Do you KNOW Him well enough, without a shadow of doubt, to give Him all of the rest of your days on earth to do whatever He wants? Do you TRUST Him so completely that you KNOW this life He picks out for you will be PERFECT because His PLAN is PERFECT?)
(If you ask the Holy Spirit to reveal to your heart what a pure commitment is without any reservations at all, this is what your Lord and Savior wants from you. He cannot begin your life which He has PLANNED for you until you look at Him straight in the face boldly, without a tearful heart, but with a joyful relieved heart and say, I realize what this world offers is not important. I desire above all else to serve you ONLY!) You KNOW Me, so get past considering ANYTHING other than WHAT I AM CALLING YOU TO DO!
(As you DECIDE you can TRUST this PERSONAL friend in Jesus, you will joyfully take those three steps in the darkness because you KNOW His PLAN for your future will be powerfully fulfilling and when you are face to face with the Father at the end of your life on earth, you will truly hear, “Come, good and faithful servant. ” Ask Him directly what He wants you to do for Him today, not in the future. Begin expecting the Father to give you tasks daily, immediately, when you ask. Be consumed with accomplishing them, for in obedient service is found Divine Blessings.) (I love you, Sweetie! You are always in my prayers. We are all on the same road and have to give all of ourselves back just like Abraham gave Isaac back, just like the Father gave His Son. We must give it all back and be ready to live TOTALLY in the service of the Father to see His Miracle Plan in action.)
Ask Him what He wants you to do today, not the future.