God likes to speak to me when I take trips and He also likes to use common things to show me His concepts. You know, those moments when He taps you on the shoulder and says “Pay attention to this.” These are the most recent things He has shown me.
The Cobweb –
It all started with a cobweb that I saw one morning leading up to our most recent trip to Florida. This cobweb went from the top of our second story open foyer ceiling to one of the first floor windows. The only reason I could see it this morning was because the sun was shining on it. It was apparent to me that this didn’t happen over night, but had been happening for some time. We were only aware of it now because it was being highlighted by the sun.
How many of us have cobwebs building in our life but we aren’t aware of it until the Holy Spirit highlights it to us? These emotional and mental cobwebs may have been there since birth but now is the time for it to be illuminated to us so He can speak truth to the lie that keep it in place in our lives. He is showing it to us so that we can remove it.
Ephesians 5:13 – But when anything is exposed by the light, it becomes visible. (ESV)
The Dead Tree –
Later that afternoon we were driving by a local church and there were a group of men in the lawn next to the church and they were pulling down a huge tree. Obviously it was dead and had to be removed so it wouldn’t cause damage to the church if it fell into it during a storm or strong wind.
There are things in our lives that were once useful to us as coping mechanisms but they are no longer serving a positive purpose and are now a threat to your future. They are the lies you believed in childhood but there is no life in them and it’s effecting you as an adult. Be bold enough to allow Me to pull them out before there is any damage. There is no room in your future for dead things. Sometimes we don’t realize they are dead. It doesn’t matter whether it was good seed that didn’t get tended to properly and died, or bad seed that grew like a weed until you prayed that if there is anything unholy in you for it to die and it did. Whatever the reason, we must acknowledge that it is dead and no longer an asset to your growth. We must go through the heartbreaking act of saying goodbye to what we have become accustomed to seeing in the landscape of our life. The lies have to go!
2 Corinthians 10:4-5 – For the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ.
Get Ready to Fly –
We went to Orlando on our latest trip. There was a really awesome entertainment business in Orlando called ifly. It was basically a huge wind tunnel that simulated a sky diving experience. We were so intrigued sitting outside the large plastic tube where people in jumpsuits and helmets would step into with an instructor. It was interesting to watch people lose their footing to become weightless. It was a whole new world for them. It took learning to move in ways that directed them in the direction they wanted to go in.
It was especially entertaining to watch the instructors who could do all kinds of flips and spins all over the tube! They could go the bottom and then shoot up like a rocket….defying the laws of physics for us normally. They knew what they were doing. They had spent enough time in that environment to know how to move in order to do what they envisioned doing. They knew how to use the opposition (wind) coming against them to do amazing things. The wind was their asset.
Romans 8:28 – He works ALL things together for the good of those that love God, who are called according to his purpose.
This is where we are headed. It is time for us to use the opposition that we face daily to propel us upward. We need to get use to moving like heaven and not like we are bound by the earth. It’s time to think supernaturally where the things that are impossible with man ore possible with God. We must stop being disheartened when the winds blow fiercely and realized that it is sent to make you stronger. It is your asset. He is Your greatest asset. He knows where you are headed and can be trusted to get you there, but you must think and see differently. The way you have moved through this world up until now must change to align with His way.
Isaiah 55:8-9- “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways” declares the Lord. “As the Heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways tighter than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
What I felt Him piecing together was that there are somethings that are in our lives that we have not noticed before- He is highlighting them now. Be courageous enough to look at those things and allow Him to remove what is taking up space or is spiritually dead in your life. Sometimes we need to look at where the cobweb starts in order to get it all. We need to go after the starting point of a wound or habit. He wants to heal our souls completely. He wants us to use the “opposition” in our lives to build strength and an ability to move in unusual ways. He is longing to teach you to move in ways that defy what is natural. He has made you to be supernatural by partnering with Him. He will teach you to do those things you have only dreamt about doing. You can do all things through Christ who strengthens you! It is only through Him that they will be done. This comes after the pruning to remove dead weight. He is teaching you to fly with Him!