Sunday, June 5, 2016
The Turtle: Your Assignment From God
Today while walking at a park near a busy highway, I saw a man slow his truck down, turn around in the median, then get out of his truck. I observed him looking at the ground. I soon found out he was watching a turtle cross the street. The man got something off the back of his truck to help assist the turtle cross the road. Well, the man only got the turtle to the median then drove off. About 30 minutes later, cars were slowing down and I noticed a couple get out of their car and was looking at the turtle who was trying to cross the street again in the direction of the pond at the park. At this point the turtle was in the middle of the street and cars were swiftly passing the turtle on both sides. Cars continued to slow down as the couple got the turtle across the street to the grass by the pond. The turtle went into the pond as the couple walked back to their car.
An "AHA" moment happened as I reflected on this interaction between the turtle and the people who assisted the turtle. Three things resonated in my heart:
1) MOVE. We have a destiny to get to and many assignments to fulfill. Sitting still looking at how "dangerous" or "impossible" it will be to get where you need to go will never get you to the places God has planned for you. MOVING was key to the turtle making it to its' destination.
2) GOD PROVIDES PROVISION. Nope, don't look for a handout. What I'm sharing here is that when others see the manifestation of what God called you to do, the right people or things will enter your life to help you fulfill the ultimate goal. Also note, the provisions will be unexpected, but there when you truly need them. The turtle in this case had help twice. The first person only had enough resources to get the turtle to a certain point. It took another "ram in the bush" to help get the turtle to where he actually needed to be. **Sidebar: Don't get mad when who you expected to "help" you doesn't come all the way through for you. God will send who and what you need with the right resources to fulfill the ultimate goal.**
3) GOD'S PROTECTION IS REAL. It's going to cost you something to get out there and do what God has called you to do. Fear will seem real and debilitating. Hard times will come. And failure will seem more real at times than God's promises; making you doubt if you heard God right. Well, let me tell you. God is blocking people, places, things, and demons from hindering you from fulfilling the calling he has on your life. Continue to move forward knowing God is protecting and fighting for you.
Consider This: The Lord is rooting for you! The Lord has placed a desire in your heart knowing that he has it all figured out and knowing that you are capable of getting the task done. (Jeremiah 29:11) Let the Lord use you. Whatever has been tugging at your heart, do it and don't look back! When you move in the direction God has called you to, he will provide provision and protection and ultimately God will get the glory and your life will be forever changed!
I stepped out on faith two weeks ago and did something God placed on my heart to do for years, and I can't wait to share it with you all later! My heart is bursting with excitement as I anticipate his protection and provision as I fulfill the calling he has on my life. I'm moving and I'm rooting for you as you take a step to move in the direction God has called you!