Recently God has opened the door and pressed upon my heart a new possibility. I had been praying about it and it continued to form and develop within my mind all the while seeming as if a curtain was still shading certain areas from coming into view. I knew clearly what he was saying about a few aspects of this thing but there was much that remained unclear and vague. I continued to pray. People came into the picture with the same vision that God had continued to give my heart. I invited them into this and one developed more strongly...and then it turned into live dynamite, pin pulled ready to explode, I just had to toss it out.
But how do you do that when it involves people.
How do you tell someone you no longer see this working or going in the direction that they took it?
How do you follow God's sudden halt even if it is going to mean stepping back from someone? Without hurting their feelings and making them feel bad?
How do you express all the red flags that have been shooting up since they came into the vision without pointing fingers at them in particular?
How do you go from being 100% in to 100% out all because God is clearly, obviously, vividly painting the picture in my heart: NO - STOP - THIS ISN'T IT
I put it off for a while because I didn't want to say anything. I didn't want anyone to be upset. I didn't want what God was showing me to be true. But it is. Oh it is. And by not doing something sooner, this has progressed making doing something now...harder.
But it has to be done.
So I confront the situation head on with compassion and tenderhearted words. Saying that if for no other reason but God is setting an unease in my heart, I can no longer move forward. At least not at this time, in this fashion.
Because in the end, I boldly follow after my Lord and Savior one terrified step at a time no matter how uncomfortable how awkward how tense it may be. He is the one who directs my every step.
We'll see how this goes - prayer for open hearts and similar feelings. Praying for God's Spirit to move and my words to be clear and gentle, to be taken well and responded to similarly. Praying that all in all, God will guide this and continue to develop what he wants to see happen and that he will unveil that to me and us in his time.
Have you ever been in a situation where saying 'yes' to what God is guiding when he says 'no' to what you once though means sticky situations all around? What did you do? How did it end up?
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