Last week I was driving home late after visiting a friend and I felt God really speak to my heart (God likes to chat to me when I’m driving. I think it’s because I have way too many people praying for me and my little red car that He thinks He might as well sit in my passenger seat for each and every journey).
I was listening to Bethel’s album and a song came on which I’ve listened to so many times before but I never focused on the lyrics. I felt God nudging me and telling me to really listen.
The song is telling a story about someone standing safe on the shore, but God was calling them out to the ocean. The closer they get to God, the crazier the waves are. Eventually they lose complete control. The water is way over their head and they can’t do anything. In reality, they’re hopeless. But this is where God steps in and He can take them exactly where he wants them to go. He’s the one controlling the waves.
( http://youtu.be/qv3-TDdD1pM. )
It took me back to the beach holidays my family had in South Africa. My cousins and I would play in the sea all day, trying to get in as deep as possible – diving through the massive waves. There was a day when I got a bit too confident and a wave knocked me completely off my feet. It flipped me over and I had no idea where it was taking me. I was completely helpless and to be honest I thought I was going to die (I’ve always been slightly dramatic). When it finally spat me out on the beach, I ran to my mum and told her what happened. She dusted off the sand on my knees and told me to get back in the water (I wanted her to make a really big scene and say how thankful she was that I was still alive but she never plays along..).
In the car that night, God was telling me to stop standing safe on the shore. To stop relying on my own two feet. He’s trying to teach me faith at it’s best. He wants me to give him complete control over my life.
Right now I’m doing that – if you don’t already know, I currently don’t have an income… I’m focusing on my writing and I’m stepping into faith, believing that God is going to show me where He wants me (eeeek, prayers are welcome).
If you’re reading this, I think that He’s trying to tell you the same thing. Give Him that thing that you’re holding on to so tight but you know it’s no longer serving you. Let Him have His will in your life. Step into faith.
Jeremiah 26:14 – As for me, I am in Your hands; Do with me whatever you think is good and right.