Most of my friends know that I don’t like wind. There are a few reasons for my displeasure, but suffice to say, wind is not my favorite thing.
So what do you think happens every time I go for a walk? It could be the most still of days when I venture outside for my daily walk, I’ll be on my way for about 5 minutes, and then BOOM, the wind hits me with a rage. I’m not talking a gentle breeze, but almost a whirlwind!
I’ve come to realize, that the Lord is definitely communicating with me and teaching me through these winds.
You see, I am a person who has always sought peace and the calming comfort of routine. This need and quest for peace in my life stemmed from childhood, when I used to stick my head in a book at a very young age, and would create my own world. I would literally make my surroundings disappear, and would not even be aware of the craziness happening in the house around me.
This quest for peace directed my life, and I continually headed in the direction of my interpretation of “peace and quiet”. Many times, because of this internal guidance system that was on autopilot, I passed up countless opportunities for growth and even missed out on many joys because I was looking for a “safe” place to be. I had built myself into a cozy little box, and was not even aware that the real motive behind my self- imprisonment was fear. There, I said it…it was fear.
Back to the wind…or should I say the winds of change.
As my relationship with Jesus becomes more intimate, he is guiding and teaching me through his outpouring of grace and love. I am learning to TRUST God and his purpose for me. This trust cannot be forged when I shelter myself from all that I deem uncomfortable or a threat to my peaceful existence.
I am learning to open my heart and soul up to the Lord, and offer him all that I am. AS IS. Although I am always striving to align myself closer to Jesus and his ways, I trust that he is working in me and through me, bringing me and those lives he touches through me, closer to him.
This involves great TRUST.
Trust, when winds come straight at me, and throw me off my usual course and way of thinking.
Trust, when I choose to not only listen to the whispers of the Spirit in my heart, but HEAR them and act on them.
Trust, that through the winds of change, I will be strengthened and ready for any storm that may come my way, or into the path of those around me.
As I sit, at this moment, I am feeling an extreme calmness of spirit. At the same time, I feel the intense energy and total love of Jesus through my entire being.
I am looking out the window, watching the trees and leaves that are momentarily motionless, as they patiently wait on the Lord to move them in his direction.
And I also wait on the Lord, for he is my all, and is my source of joy, happiness, and true peace.
I wait for the blessings that will be poured over all of his children, through the winds of change.
May God bless you and keep you in his care, as you wait on him and his direction for your life’s purpose.
Wait on the LORD: be of good courage, and he shall strengthen thine heart: wait, I say, on the LORD. Psalms 27:14