There are times in life that we find ourselves looking around saying, “How did I get here?” “What do I do next?” Sometimes, it’s because of great accomplishments and spoken in a state of gratitude and need for higher direction….other times it’s because we are lost and are praying for a way of escape from life’s challenges.
Today, at 3 am, I found myself asking those same questions. Sitting in my office, I sat seeking God for guidance on decisions I must make on behalf of tens of thousands of people that look to me for wisdom, leadership, and strength. I felt led to put on my iTunes and just bask in the presence of God for a moment to still my mind and soul and “wait” on Him.
It didn’t take long before I found myself in tears before my Maker, crying “Abba, Father….I Need You! I need your wisdom, guidance, and fortitude to lead these people to the place YOU call BEST. Help me – help them. For in my own strength, I am only another human striving for perfection, trying using my talents to do something great in this world. But IN YOU, I am an oracle of hope that represents a mandate that requires Your Divine intervention to accomplish the vision before me. I want to partner with you to create something bigger than myself in this world. Something bigger than profits, prosperity, or personal accomplishment. Show me YOUR way and give me the wisdom to lead on YOUR behalf so I might take a generation to a place they’ve never been before and to a life that leads them to LASTING peace and prosperity, even in the midst of uncertainty.”
As I sat in that moment of stillness and tears, a song suddenly came on my computer by Celine Dion. At first, I moved to turn it off, thinking that it would interrupt my precious stillness before God. But then, I listened…..REALLY listened. “You were my strength when I was weak….You were my voice when I couldn’t speak….You were my eyes when I couldn’t see….You gave me faith because YOU BELIEVE.” As I continued to listened, I heard a message from my Father, both heavenly and my Daddy, who passed away 2 years ago speaking into me a word of encouragement that seemed to awaken and fill me with a fresh confidence to step into this upcoming year with the assurance of knowing that when God’s gives us a vision….he will also be the source of provision that brings it to pass. He will be our strength, even when we feel too small to accomplish the task.
I suddenly realized that I am not alone. I am not leading this tribe of passionate warriors by myself. Instead, I am surrounded by a great cloud of witnesses, angels, and the presence of God saying, “YOU CAN DO THIS…..I have created you, prepared you, and molded you FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS. I will send the laborers and leaders that will help you. You need not worry about the HOW….Just focus on the “WHO” I am placing before you. You take care of the people….I will take care of the systems and processes needed to make it happen. You are what you are and have what you have today…..BECAUSE I LOVE YOU and have entrusted you to lead.”
Today, I challenge you to believe in God’s ability to guide you, even when the task seems bigger than your capabilities. Trust in the fact that you have overcome many obstacles in your life that prepared you for this moment of victory. Give glory to God and celebrate Him, even in the stillness of your searching for direction.
I pray that you stop today and take time to get the bigger picture of what you are being asked to do in this season of your life. You are not alone….YOU CAN DO THIS. You were created, prepared, and molded FOR SUCH A TIME AS THIS.
Here is the song that I still have on loop, speaking to my heart…..even now. 02 Because You Loved Me