“Mom, I want to tell you about something,” began my thirteen-year-old, Anna the other day. “God woke me up at 3:00 am,” she went on. “He wanted to talk to me. So I went upstairs to pray.”
She continued, “I began to ask Him about my calling. I said, ‘What if I get it wrong? What if I make the wrong decisions? What if I miss it? What if I mess it all up?”
(Can you relate to those questions?)
“At that point, God began to give me a vision. I could see it vividly, with my eyes open. He was showing me what it would be like, if I never fulfilled my calling. I saw pictures of people’s lives that would never hear about Him. They would live their entire lives and never find out about Jesus.”
She went on to explain that this was not a negative or burdensome picture; on the contrary, it was the Holy Spirit’s way of communicating to her heart how absolutely vital her role is to play in His plan. It’s literally of life and death importance, and for nothing less… than eternity.
“So first He revealed to me how incredibly crucial His calling on my life is. He then went on to say to my heart, that for that very reason, He is going to make absolutely sure that I get to where I need to go. I won’t mess it up because if I go just a little bit off in the wrong direction, He is quickly going to let me know. He’s going to put a sense of strong discomfort inside my spirit, getting my attention and making sure I step back in the right direction.”
As you can imagine, I listened in awe of what the Lord is doing in my teenager. Truly, I can see the generational blessing multiplying in my kids. I am grateful beyond what I can express! I also knew He wanted me to share this with you. I have a feeling you could use this same encouragement that He gave to Anna that night!
So here it is, dear one:
Be encouraged. Your Father cares far more passionately than you even do that you end up on the right path for your highest destiny in Him!
Does God ever wake you up in the middle of the night to talk to you? I’m curious about how common that is. I’m somewhat surprised for it to happen to my kid, because God almost always waits until daytime to talk to me (not counting my dreams!)