I have this problem. If God says that He is going to do something, I believe Him. I do have my finite human moments wherein I wonder when God is going to move, or why He hasn’t done what He promised. But all in all, when God says that He is going to do something, I have the patience to watch it unfold.
One of the first times that someone spoke a prophetic word that was seared into my heart was when I was an usher at a church I previously attended. I remember sitting in the back of the sanctuary, watching God do amazing things in the front. My job as the usher was to sit at the back and make sure that everything was ok. I was longing to hear God say something to me, for Him to touch me. One of the men in the church came back to me, and he said this:
Do not think that God has forgotten you. He loves you so much and thinks that you are so special that He will part the sea of sheep to come meet you, right where you are, face to face. Do not worry that He will not be with you, touch you, because you are doing what He has asked you to do. You are very special to Him.
In that moment, I knew, beyond a shadow of a doubt, that God would never leave me nor forsake me. I hold onto that word with all of my being. Because I know that it was God’s word spoken into my being. (It also lines up with scripture, so…yeah.)
Why am I saying all of this? God has called me to be an encourager. No matter what season of my life I find myself, I am one of the people who is charged with, has the privelege of encouraging people to walk forward into what God has for them to do. This is amazing. It has always been my prayer that God would use to me help others realize their dreams, the dreams that He has planted in their hearts.
But, there are times when I find myself feeling a bit overlooked. I find myself frustrated, asking God, “OK, God. I love all that you are doing in everyone around me, but when, God? When?” I feel ridiculous even writing this…but this is where I am right now.
Please note something. I am not asking God if what He has said is true. I am asking Him when…that question assumes that it will happen.
Please note something else. Those feelings of being overlooked are human emotions. I have amazing friends, an amazing family, an amazing church and an amazing pastor. I know that I am not overlooked. But…I am human and sometimes the mind goes places it shouldn’t.
So, again I pose the question, why am I writing this? Just know that you are not overlooked. God thinks that you are so special that He would part the sea of lambs to meet you where you are, doing His will. God thinks that you are so special that He will meet you where you are, in the bottom of the muckiest and miriest pit, pick you up, clean you off and seat you at His table. So, be encouraged.