I heard “MOVE OVER” and immediately turned my wheel in the direction of the curb just as a car in the left lane crossed over into mine. By 2 feet! The driver quickly corrected the error and got back into their lane. If I hadn’t immediately moved over when I heard the command, they would have hit me!
What did “MOVE OVER” sound like? Just like my own thoughts, only very matter-of-fact. So I reacted on autopilot. Kind of like, “Dunkin Donuts! Drive-thru for Cold Brew!”
I am still amazed that my vehicle moved over to the precise spot to avoid the accident. Like Jesus had taken over the wheel (OMG, don’t start singing that song in your head.)
One time Dan and I were driving back from Iowa. I saw a woman coming down a very long entrance ramp onto 35W. Her head was turned as she was yelling at someone in the backseat. God said to me “She doesn’t see you. Move over, she doesn’t see you.” So I relayed this to Dan and he got upset. “We have the right of way. Relax! I know how to drive! ” I kept one eye on her car and continued to plead with him to move over, but, he wouldn’t budge. He told me I was being paranoid because I had been in a serious car accident. As the woman came off the ramp, Dan had to swerve into the left lane and yelled, “She almost hit us! She didn’t see us!”
“I tried to tell you, Dan! I heard Him, but apparently, you didn’t”. Isn’t that just how life is? God may be warning you of something and your family thinks you’re nuts. Paranoid. Early dementia.
God may also be calling you to stop, move over or go in a new direction. Suddenly you are selfish. Or controlling. Or off your meds. It’s hard when others can’t see or agree with the road He has you on. Especially if they are not called to ride along or are fearful they will be left behind.
Allow God to Uber this wild ride you are called to for 2023. Give others the grace to take their own Uber. 2023 is going to be an interesting year. Eye-opening. Life changing.
God doesn’t give you more than you can bear. Ever heard this?
This specific verse isn’t actually in the bible. Usually, when I hear someone use this phrase they are equating it with some struggle or setback. As in “God gave me that sickness, pain, debt or horrible spouse/boss for my own good.” Suck it up! It will make you a better person. What?! God does not send us ill will or bad mojo! It is God’s will to give us good things. James 1:17.
If anything, God may not give us more GOOD things that we can’t handle at the moment! He is all about timing. Your dreams, work, or relationships not moving fast enough for you? Might be because there is some truth to be revealed or the growing up you need to do first. Next time something doesn’t happen fast enough (or at all) remind yourself that it might be in your best interest! Like that crazy person, you thought you could never live without, who is now gladly someone else’s headache. 🙂 You might want to just park it and stop striving instead of quickly trying to find the Jezebel spirit behind everything. 🙂
If you still want to believe that God doesn’t give you more than you can bear why not think of it in the positive? That you don’t need to bear anything alone and that you weren’t meant to. Any situation you go thru can be directed, mentored, or facilitated by the Holy Spirit!
Just sharing my thoughts on why I haven’t won Power Ball yet.
This morning, as I drove around doing errands, God flashed an image of a young man who works at a grocery store by my old place. God whispered “He is a nice young man. He has a genuinely good heart.” When I arrived home I realized I had forgotten to pick up some drain cleaner. I got back into my car to buy some from a local hardware store about a mile from my house. God said ” No. Go to the grocery store by your old place. Give that young man $10, tell him to buy lunch, and then tell him how I see him. How I see his heart.”
I wasn’t too thrilled, to tell you the truth. The store was 15 minutes away! My hair was dirty, no make-up on and I knew the store would be super busy right before Christmas. I drove to my old hood and when I walked in I didn’t see him cashiering. Oh well. I guess I missed it. Must have been my own head and that cash burning in my pocket talking to me! I turned down the aisle to get the cleaner and there he was. Standing right in front of the cleaner, unpacking stock with another employee. I don’t know why I was amazed that he was right where I needed to be and that the aisle was totally empty, even though the store was packed. God always knows how to set it up so you just walk right into it.
“I don’t want you to think I am weird, but God told me this morning to give you $10. Buy yourself lunch today.” His face lit up and he suddenly looked upward. I could tell a lightbulb went off. It was about noon and maybe it was time for his break. Or maybe he didn’t have any money. Didn’t matter, That was just an icebreaker because, of course, God didn’t stop there. God told him how He saw him. That he was a truly nice person with a big genuine heart for others. That when he had children he would be a good father. That he would be patient and encouraging and that his love for his children would help them become people effective in this world. He would be too and his children would pass this on. Whoa! Sometimes God is a chatty Daddy! His face was lit up the entire time God was speaking to him. His coworker stood silently nearby just taking it all it in. We were not interrupted by anyone and the aisle remained empty.
“Thank you so much! I really really appreciate it. This means a lot to me. God bless you.” “Yes, I know it does. God just wanted you to know that He loves you, sees you, and thinks you are amazing.”What a super blessing it is to be used by God. That encounter made my day! I am continually humbled by how much He loves people through us if we let him. I am sure this young man will have an interesting story to tell his family tonight about a God who paid for his lunch and saw the best in him. Without any strings! Without any come to Jesus meeting!I guess I need to stop being surprised by these encounters. That is just how my Daddy God rolls……Merry Christmas Beloveds!
“Hey, do you want this two lb. hand weight too? Sorry, but I only have one. Otherwise, we’ll toss it.” My sister Jackie casually asked me this weekend; as I was walking out her door with some leftover salad.
Yeehaw! “Yes! And I only need one.” My PT had told me to get one after surgery, and months later I had still failed to remember to buy one. Interestingly, I had just thought about getting one on Friday but didn’t want to dodge the holiday shoppers at Target. In my heart, I heard Big Sky Daddy laugh. Like …I got you, girl!
I cannot tell you how many items or solutions I have needed or wanted in the past month that I told NO ONE about that materialized. NO ONE.
Deuteronomy 28:2, ESV And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you if you obey the voice of the LORD your God.
Peeps! I speak God’s blessings to chase you down and surround you! Overwhelm you! Wherever you are. Day or night. Never late and always on time. Or before you even need them.
I used to believe I had a God who showed up at the last minute because He was trying to teach me to have faith. Nope!
All it did was make me anxious and panicky because I constantly expected God would only show up at the last minute.. and not one second before.
Kind of like ….why are my lost keys always found in the LAST place I’d ever look for them? Ha!
Read it again.
I get what I expect. I expect God’s best for me because He is My Father, He loves me and chose me before the beginning of time.