Do you feel like you’re in a time of acceleration? A time where stuff is coming at you faster than you feel you can keep up? Does God have you learning more, have you stepping into new things, more than you feel ready for? Are you just overwhelmed by the overwhelmingness of your life right now?
I’ve been feeling like that. Not in a bad way really. There are things I have been asking God to teach me–about Himself, about what it means…”on earth as it is in Heaven.” How does that happen? Can I be involved in that? Since the new year began, I sense Him opening things up, saying, “Now is the time. You’re going to start seeing what that means. Keep your heart open, I will teach you.”
So I’m excited, but yikes! Really? Am I ready? You are so big, God! What if I can’t learn? What if I can’t keep up? I don’t know what to do–how do I learn fast enough, well enough, etc, etc. I tend to freak out a little–my Papa God knows better than to show me too much at one time. But in case any of you out there reading this are experiencing some of those same thoughts and feelings since the year began, I thought I would share what I heard Him whisper to my excited yet freaked out spirit.
He said, “Just stay on the train, Pammagirl. Striving, working harder or faster will not change the speed or the direction of the train. I (Jesus) am driving the train; Holy Spirit is powering the train; Papa has the map, laid down the tracks and determines direction. Just stay on the train, heed my voice, spend your time on the train as you are directed and you will get there. You have a glimpse of where you are going, but you don’t know how it REALLY looks until you get there and see it for yourself. Meanwhile, don’t miss the current landscape! Live the moments. Soak in all you are learning. Don’t rush over it. Learn it and put it in your arsenal.”
So. stay on the train. Got it. It doesn’t matter how much I stress. I can run up and down the aisle of the train, willing it to go faster, or maybe slower, but the train will just keep moving. I will get to my destination when I am supposed to. If I listen to the Spirit’s whispers and follow step by step, I will find myself ready for each stop the train makes, growing on the journey. I may as well rest. Rest in knowing my Papa God loves me, that He knows exactly where this train is headed, and He is excited about seeing my destiny unfold. Thank you, Jesus. I think I will sit by the window and enjoy the view.