I was praying for our youth group the other night and had this word from the Lord. I don’t say that lightly, but don’t freak out on me either. Youth group got cancelled so I thought I would share it with you.
I heard this: “They’re waiting.”
Then I heard the following (different voices), “I can’t wait till I graduate. I can’t wait till I leave this house. I can’t wait till I leave him. I can’t wait till they can’t hurt me anymore.”
Then I heard, “I don’t want them waiting anymore.”
We are waiting. We hold back from life because our circumstances, our environment is not what we want. We won’t speak out about the wrong that we see. We won’t speak out about the wrong that is being done to us. We won’t pursue God, pursue His calling, pursue life with Him, because we’re waiting for life to change first.
It reminds me of a training exercise I was in when I was in the army. We were attacking a fortified position and came under fire. I hunkered down and looked back at my platoon sergeant. He was frantically telling me to move and I refused. I could hear the beeps from near misses on my training harness. I turned back around and, “beep” I was hit. The funny part was that I was mad at him for telling me to move. It didn’t occur to me until later that he was trying to help me.
Well guess what, this is your call to move. This is my call to move. Don’t wait another second. Speak out, speak up, get in there, get involved, press in, pursue God, pursue His love and calling on you. Don’t wait. You are not too old, or too young. You are not too broken, too sinful, too ruined. You are not DEAD.
The addiction that has its claws in you is not “fun” enough to hold you back from being what you were always meant to be. So cast it off, be free. Fear can not hold you anymore, rise above it and grab on to the Bible, His promises and truth. Lies can’t deceive you anymore. Live the way you were meant to live!
I can’t wait!